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Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 - SBP's 4th Blog Hop - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to Scrapbook Place's monthly blog hop!  Our theme this month is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so you will see FLOWERS featured in all of our creations.

If you just happened upon my blog, you will want to go back to the beginning of the hop - Lindsy's blog - and follow through to see all the beautiful creations!  Have fun hopping along with us and if you get stuck, hop on over to the Scrapbook Place's blog where the entire hopping list will be posted.
Thank you for joining us in more inspiration!

In the group:

Pat M
Scrapbook Place Group Blog

My entry this month is a Flower Bouquet birthday card.


Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Bouquet stamp
Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch stamps
Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch dies
Impression Obsession Flourishes Stamp
Cardstock: Stampin'Up! Bravo Burgundy, Brown, White
Memento Ink: Black, Brown
Stampin'Up! Stampin' Write Markers: Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Glimmer Mist: Sunflower, Black Cherry, Marmalade, Sugar Plum Fairy, Tutti Fruitti, Burnt Red.
Glitter Glass: Rose, Red, Spice Brown, Orchid, Copper, Geode
Prima Pearls & Crystals
Sheer orange organdy ribbon

I used the Stampin'Up! Bravo Burgundy as the base for my 5x7 card. I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with the 6 colors of Glimmer Mist in a random pattern, blotted off the excess and quick-dried it with a heat gun. Then I stamped the Impression Obsession Fourishes background stamp on top with Memento brown ink. I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Bouquet on white cardstock. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped 3 small daisies and 2 large daisies. I colored the daisies in the bouquet and the individual daisies with 6 different Stampin' Write marker colors and die cut the 5 individual daisies with the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch dies. I popped the 3 small daisies off of their matching colors and popped 2 large daisies, 1 on top of the other, off the single large daisy in the center so it would be 1 layer higher than the 3 small ones. I used different colored glitter glass in the centers of each daisy. I pasted the bouquet card to a brown cardstock background, used 3 sizes of Prima half pearls on the top and bottom of the card, and orange organdy ribbon for the bow.

Quick Fix Note: The reddish daisy on the bottom left of the bouquet was originally a Pumpkin Pie color, but it didn't have enough contrast against the large center flower. I fixed it by coloring over it first with Pretty In Pink, then Rose Red to create a new color. The resulting contrast against the other daisies was perfect.

I hope you liked my card!

Many happy scrappenings,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011 - First Holy Communion Card

I made this card for my cousin's daughter who had her First Holy Communion this past Saturday May 14. 

I used the following supplies:

Metallic Gold cardstock
Bazzil Cardstock "Emma" (Pale Pink)
White Cardstock
Spellbinders Labels 10 (largest size)
Spellbinders Posy Patch dies (Heartfelt Creations exclusive)
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Vintage Cross stamp
Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers stamps
Cuttlebug Goochie Script 5x7 Embossing Folder
Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing powder
Stampin'Up! Pink Pirouette Ink
Stampin'Up! White Ribbon
White half pearls

I cut a card 5x7 from the metallic gold cardstock.  I embossed the pink cardstock with the Goochie Script folder and pasted it to the card base.  I stamped the Vintage Cross twice and embossed both images with the Pirate Gold embossing powder.  I die cut one whole cross with the Spellbinders Label 10 and fussy cut just a portion of the other cross.  I inked around the filigree portion of the die cut cross with Pink Pirouette ink.  I pasted the fussy cut cross to a piece of metallic gold cardstock and cut around the cross, leaving about 1/16 of an edge so the gold cardstock would stand out a bit more around the cross.  I used foam tape to pop the cross off the first embossed image.  I embossed and die cut 3 different sizes of posy flowers.  I inked them with the Pink Pirouette ink and popped them off the cross.  I added the ribbon and half pearls to finish the card.

Hope you like it!

Many Happy Scrappenings!