Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Flowers for a Friend.

Over the first long weekend I spend some time reading a number of card magazines and got lots of fun ideas.  One of the magazine gave instructions for making a flower with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral dies.  It used cream card with pink chalks.  I decided to give it a go.

Here's the card I made.

For a Friend


I used some pink chalks and set them with hairspray.  Then I made up the flower and added the large brad in the centre and scrunched the petals.  I printed off some pink gingham paper and trimmed it to fit the card.  I had a scrap of the pearlescent card on my desk and matted it to some pink, added some lovely pink seam binding.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I added the doily and then some green ribbon for the leaves under the flower.  It was hard to stick the flower on..... used glossy accents, dimensionals, glue dots before I got it down.

In the end I was quite pleased with this card.  I have entered it into Hero Arts challenge (die cuts/friendship) and also over at the Lily Pad ( use patterned paper)

I've spend the evening making a wedding card for a friend who has a work mate getting married this Friday.  Julie came round and she help design the card.... but I didn't get a photo of it before she took it :-(  I used this The Greeting Farm digital stamp.  The card was black and white and I used some red glitter glue on the heart.

Thanks for visiting.


Dawn 

13 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Pretty card Dawn, the flower is lovely with that bright gem in the center!

Tiffany said...

I love this! Really pretty colors! Love the way you placed the ribbon behind the flower!

Isha said...

Lovely card Dawn. I just love Pink:)

Lin said...

Just GORGEOUS, Dawn - so very special!

Sue said...

What a clean and fresh looking card Dawn, the gingham Bg looks wonderful and your doily set as a backdrop to your flower just makes it so pretty.
Smiles:)

MaxineD said...

This is fabulous Dawn - love the flower!!
Love setting chalk with hairspray - saves a lot of heartache :-)
Blessings
Maxine

cardcreationsnz said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower.

sheila said...

Such a gorg card Dawn. And I had never know that hairspray "sets" chalk....really good to know! Mine has traditionally gotten all over the place!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn your flower turned out beautifully. Love the soft chalking.

Lisa said...

This is a beauty Dawn! That flower is really special and I love the doily behind it!

Barb said...

Your flower turned out perfectly, Dawn! Love these soft colors and pretty design! So glad you played with us at Lily Pad Cards! :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. The flower is so lovely!

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Love this - I'm quite pleased with your card, as well!! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....