Saturday, January 14, 2012

Where Flowers Bloom

Happy Saturday! I've got a card that I wanted to share, one that I derived inspiration from on a few fronts, first being Splitcoast's Inspiration challenge and sketch for this week. I also had this lovely flower from Zva and some pearl/gem flourishes that I thought would really dress up this card. I kept it mostly monotone, except for the gorgeous moss colored flower. I was influenced by this photo here, at Polyvore. (Love that splash of green at the bottom of the photo!):

Splitcoast's sketch challenge design, brought to us by Korin Sutherland:

I distressed all of the edges and sponged them first with Pumice Stone distress ink, then Vintage Photo. There's some Natural Jute/Twine wrapped around the lace panel and also tying off the buttons. I stamped the sentiment right onto the middle panel with Onyx Black ink. The flower is glued on and I attached the golden/cream colored gem/pearl flourish.
Have a great night and thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Timeless dp (Kaisercraft), Rustic White, Black (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pumice Stone & Vintage Photo distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: PEB-03CB-110 (Fancy Butterfly Pearl/Crystal - Peach/Champagne), Silk Flower (Zva Creative), Natural Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), lace, buttons, dauber, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" Square


  1. Hi Andrea,
    What a lovely card and that flower is to die for.
    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    Linda (S.Wales,UK)

  2. Great card and you're right... that splash of green is so pretty!!

  3. OH MY! This is gorgeous--love those vintage creams with that beautiful green flower! LOVE:)

  4. Another absolutely yummy creation Andrea. I really love the lime green flower -adds such a fun touch to this card.

  5. Loving the green flower and the bit of lace you used for the second panel is brilliant. Classic Andrea goodness on this card :)


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