Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flowers for a Friend...

Just a short post today to share a bright and flowery friendship card inspired by the spring weather we had last week. I took a cue from the flower theme and used the Martha Stewart "Flower Bed" edge punch along the bottom edge, and added a scalloped crocheted lace above that for a decidedly shabby and feminine look...

This particular little collage was chosen because I wanted one that would seem to both "blend in" with the pattern on the paper, and yet with the solid background, serve as a focal point on its own.  So it's backed with a piece of dark green cardstock with lots of white dry-brushing around the edges, and popped up a bit with some foam tape...

These little craft store flowers are the closest I could come to matching the flowers in the collage...

...and a peek at the inside...

Patterned papers:  Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection;  Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste/Floral Bella
Lace:  TheFunkieJunkie.com      Edge punch:  Martha Stewart Flower Bed      Handmade pearl wires
Mini roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts      Fabric flowers:  local craft store      Hug Snug seam binding
Digital collage elements:  Grungy texture:  AlteredBits.com;   Fence, gate, & white roses: AntiqueImages.blogspot.com;  Text:  FreeVintageDigiStamps.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope your week started with a smile!


  1. Oh this is adorable! I wish I could come and watch you make your cards.. I would learn so much!

  2. Gorgeous! And I love the little peek inside the card. It's pretty inside AND out! :)

  3. Beautiful and sophisticated Kathy! Love the high contrast of the green & white dry brushing..really sets it off! Hugs, Rebecca

  4. Gorgeous card! Allways love the laces you use!


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