Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello Again...

I took an little unscheduled break from crafting and blogging, but my creative mojo is back stronger than ever...sometimes a little break from the norm is all you need. :)

Today's card is one that's definitely very dimensional, meaning it's probably best delivered by hand, or packed in a small box to accomodate it's thickness.  But it was so fun to make I didn't want to skimp on the flowers and texture. It's more like a mini-collage in card form, in rich burgundy and light green, with a bit of pale pink for accent...

The large flower in the center was made using Spellbinders Grand Peony Creations dies (the two smallest size dies in the set).  The stamens started out white...I spritzed some diluted Distress Inks onto a craft mat, and dipped the group of stamens in randomly to give them some color. It's surrounded with some sweetheart blossoms and wine-colored paper roses, all sitting atop some leafy branch dies that soften the edges of  the scalloped, pearl-trimmed frame...

A couple pearl and silver-embellished stick pins add a little interest to the center of the empty frame...

And finally, a peek at how I finished the inside...

Patterned papers:   Basic Grey Capella collection (floral, green solid);   Prima Tea Thyme collection (pale pink)
Edge punch:   Martha Stewart Double Arches       
Dies:   Spellbinders Lacy Squares, Classic Squares Large, Classic Squares Small, Grand Peony Creations; 
Sizzix Flowers Branches and Leaves
Roses, sweetheart blossoms and stamens:  Wild Orchid Crafts        Mini pearl trim:   SuhaFuha on Etsy
Handcrafted pearl stick pins

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. I was wondering where you were!! yes sometimes a little break is good, just step back for a minute take a breath and then get back to it! And wow, you certainly have created a stunning card.. beautiful flowers, amazing colors together and love the scallops at the bottom!!

  2. ~~SWOON~~ so pretty! Glad you're back!


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