Thursday, June 2, 2011

Card Patterns #117 - Make a Life

Hello!  Today I have a card that I created using the Card Patterns Sketch #117 and the SU stamp set Occasional Quotes.  For my inspiration I used the first roses of the summer from my garden (see photos below) which are blooming right now.  The roses are huge pale pink English climbing roses and look like pink tissue paper flowers and I wanted to try and recreate that in a paper flower.

I started out with a crumb cake card base and corner rounded the bottom corners, then added a pretty in pink embossed layer on the bottom portion of my card, a row of eyelet border in the middle and SU retired designer paper on the top. Then I added a 3/4" vertical strip of crumb cake down the center of the card and some pink taffeta ribbon.  It may be difficult to see (click on the picture for a close up) but after I stamped my sentiment in the center of my die cut circle I stamped the rose image from the SU stamp set Elements of Style in pink pirouette, some fully inked and some stamped off.  Then I sponged along the outer edge of my circle with crumb cake, attached a mat and added it to my card front.  For my rose (see photo below) I punched three Extra Large Fancy Flowers, one in pretty in pink and two in pink pirouette, and three circles (1 1/4", 1", 3/4") all in pretty in pink along with three hand cut leaves in crumb cake. All of the pieces below were wadded up into tiny balls, unfolded and the edges were sponged with pink passion ink (the leaves with CC) and then layered together with glue dots with the bottom layer being a pretty in pink Fancy Flower and center being the smallest circle which I then added a large pearl to.  I added my antique brad and bows above and below my circle then added my hand cut leaves, tiny tag and rose.


I had to cut just a few to bring inside.
This is a picture of our garden along the side of our house. 
The flowers are just starting to bloom.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Vicki Stys said...

Lynn, this card is drop dead gorgeous!!! You really know how to make a card look shabby chic! Love all the fabulous details, the colors and that beautiful rose! Your garden looks amazing, too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Lynn. The colors are so pretty and that flower is gorgeous. :o)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is OUT of control gorgeous Lynn! LOVE this layout and the stamps you used! That flower is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper flowers AND the real flowers - beautiful! TFS!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

AWESOME post! Your card is stunning! Have a great weekend!

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the pinks you used here. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Allison said...

So gorgeous! Love the colours!

Susan said...

JORJUS!!!! I so agree with all the comments here.....!!!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG This card is Beautiful!!!! love it!!! tfs!!!!

Jane Giggy said...

I have to say it. Your card is Gorgeous!
It would make a wondeful Mother's Day card.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh your paper flower is as pretty as your real flower!

Kris McIntosh said...

Fabulous card and absolutely fabulous flower. I love making paper flowers, will have to try this method.