Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bright Beautiful Blooms hello...




This card took me 4-eva! to finish (about 2 hours) but I so love how it turned out. I really like how bright and cheery it is. It started out as a project for Papercrafts August gallery challenge which was to use buttons, brads and ribbons. Basics we all turn to. I didn't use any brads for this project but pulled out almost all of my go-to items. All but brads and glitter. I used felt, ribbon, dies, patterned paper, twine and vintage inks. Fun fun! I just realized this probably works for my Papertrey Peeps #13 challenge. We were to use Mary Engelbreit as our inspiration.

For the leaf vine I stamped a PTI Turning a New Leaf image onto the Simply Chartreuse felt and then cut it out closely. I glued it onto the patterned paper using Zip Dry glue (face down so you wouldn't see the inked section though it looked pretty good - very lightly colored). The felt was very easy to manipulate and didn't need to stay in the same shape as the stamped image. I sewed the buttons onto the felt flowers and ribbon label at the same time.

Hope you enjoy this project!

Supplies: all PTI unless noted

Cardstock: Vintage cream
Patterned Paper: Green Leaves, Library Ledger and Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Beautiful Blooms and Spellbinders fancy labels
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores & Vintage Tea Dye Duo
Felt: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse and Cream
Ribbon: Vintage Cream Satin
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf and Mega Mixed Messages
extras: Dark Chocolate Baker's twine and tag (office section at Wallyworld)

14 comments:

Rhonda said...

Angy! You are on a roll. Love the twine with the flowers and colors too.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I Love It!!! All the mixing and matching plus the bright colors looks wonderful.

peggysue said...

Such happy colors and so bright and pretty! Love it!

Cammie said...

Love this--the bright colors, patterns, flowers and especially the felt vine!

Terri said...

Great job! Love all the Pattern papers and the bright colors too!

Nerina said...

I love the way you've mixed the flowers with the Green Tea Leaves papers here - this looks like a fresh garden that has just sprung up! So pretty!

Sharron said...

Wow-gorgeous--I love it! Definitely worth all the time you spent! Great colors and all the felt looks awesome!

Anika said...

This is so pretty, Angy!

Heather P. said...

Wow, such a fun, cheery card! Great colors!

Linda said...

Love it! Every time I see that leafy spray, I want it more and more. And paired with the Green Tea Leaves paper is just lovely. Beautiful card!

Lori said...

Yep, very cheery and so happy!! Great job with the leaves on the felt, looks fabulous!!

Belinda said...

Wow, love the fab mix of colors and the leaves! Wow, love that you cut the leaves out! They look fab!

Diane Jaquay said...

Sigh, those flowers are just divine! Love this card!!!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty! I love the felt flowers and leaves!

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