Thursday, February 7, 2008

If Friends Were Flowers, I'd Pick You!

I made a card just like this over the summer for a Lizzie Anne Designs contest that Lindsey Botkin was having over on her blog. The only difference between the two cards is that this version has some of those sweet little pearls that I am quickly falling in love with!

I decided to make this card again for two reasons. The first being that I have been working on some Artist Trading Cards for a swap that I am in and for some strange reason, the ATCs are not coming along as I had envisioned them in my! Has that ever happened to you?!?!? I thought that if I took a little break from the ATCs, then maybe some creative bolt would hit me and then they would come together as I had hoped! I'll be sure to let you know how that turns out! The other reason for this card is that I neglected to send a dear friend a birthday card and I am hoping that this one will make up for my forgetfulness!

This card uses Lizzie Anne Designs Blissful Blossoms set. The flowers were stamped on white scraps, colored with watercolor pencils, carefully cut out, and then adhered with Dimensionals to a white layer that already had the stems and the A Muse sentiment stamped on it. My Ticket Corner Punch was used on the white layer and then glued to a panel of Pretty in Pink. I added some beautiful May Arts striped ribbon and then used some more Dimensionals to stick this layer to a Certainly Celery card base. Star Dust Stickles were added for lots of sparkle!

Thankfully I was able to create something that was on my "Must Do" list. Now, I need to get cracking on those ATCs...ugh!!! I'm so glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D


mudmaven said...

Gorgeous! I have this set but it hasn't seen ink yet - you've inspired me to pull it out and get ready for spring. With snow and cold a breath of spring would be a really good thing! ~chris

Anonymous said...

that is such a cute card

Clara said...

This card makes it look as though "spring has sprung". It's very pretty and I'm sure your friend feels as though it was worth the wait! :)

Chrissy said...

Pretty card.

Nancy said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the sparkle! Beautiful!