We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. Things have been pretty hectic around and I have a lot of birthdays coming up and have been busy making some cards. I saw this card on Pinterest and just fell in love with it. I loved it because of its soft colors and of course the pansies.
I decided it was the perfect card for my daughter's birthday which is next week right after Rachel's. She and I both love flowers - especially pansies. We're always buying each other something pansies related.
Stamps - Flower Shop, Petite Petals - SU, Birthday Sentiment - Michael's
Ink - Pretty & Pink - SU
Paper - Pretty & Pink, Whisper White - SU
Accessories - Pansy & Petite Petals Punches, leaf die - SU
Embellishments - Pearls - SU
The card is A2 sized in Pretty & Pink with a layer of Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4". The original card used a background stamp on this layer, but since I didn't have one I decided to randomly stamp my pansy stamp and make my own and then I adhered it on the base card. Then I cut a layer of 4 3/4" x 5" in Pretty & Pink. Using my cutting board, I cut out a square leaving a 1/2" frame. I was really surprised how well this worked. Sometimes I really do surprise myself! Before adhering it to my Whisper White layer I cut out a piece of Pretty & Pink 1" wide and glued on a piece of 3/4" Whisper White for my sentiment. The original card had a birthday sentiment but I didn't have one that fit that size, so I used a stamp "Just for you" that I had purchased years ago from Michael's $1 bin. Love that bin!!! I glued it on to the edges where I wanted it and then glued the entire frame on the card. I then punched out 3 pansies and 3 petite petals to make my flowers. I popped up my petals with dimensionals and placed my pearls in the center. I staggered these on the bottom left corner and put some leaves in between them.
To finish it off, I stamped pansies on the inside sheet with my sentiment and I was done. Did I say I really liked this card? I really liked how this card turned out.! Well, hard to believe the weekend is almost here - YEA!! Rachel's birthday is next week as well, but I won' show you her card until after her party - she's always sneaking a look! Rachel - you will have to wait!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah
I submitted this post to SU-Only Challenges #95 featuring Flowers. and CardzTv Card Challenge #6 - Create a card for Spring.