Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bloom Card

This is one card I made and submitted for teaching.  One that makes highlights our wonderful products.  I'm not talking about stamps here.  In fact, no stamp touched this card.  I utilized our two punches -- the 1 1/4" circle and 2" scallop circle.  If you look closely you'll see that the grass is embroidery floss.  The stem is sponged colonial white ribbon.  There are opaque pearls in the middle of the flower.  I love it!!

The pattern for this was from a friend.  The closest "relative" would be a modification of Side Focus from Originals.  My card measures 5" x 7" finished.  The background paper for the flower is from Sophie paper packet.  The green background and leaves come from the Lucky Paper packet. 

The Hollyhock cardstock has been distressed directly with ink (gently sweeping the ink pad on the paper), and score lines have been added to the Creme Brulee paper and subsequently sanded.  The saying?  That's a rub-on.  And finally, the ribbon was added to complete the look (which I just realized -- making the product list -- is discontinued -- I am so sorry).  I would use the crotched ribbon from the Colonial White collection if I did this card again knowing I couldn't use the ribbon I did.  And I would sponge it with Creme Brulee ink.

I've been lucky enough to purchase many of the individual items for this card over time.  One thing I'd like for you to take away from this card is mixing and matching paper packets.  Okay, another thing is the beauty of our background and texture paper (did I mention versatile too?).

All Products CTMH:
X7137B Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet
X7131B Sophie Level 2 Paper Packet
X5754   Creme Brulee Cardstock
Z2123    Goldrush Ink Pad (for sponging flower petals, Brulee and Olive paper)
Z2128    Hollyhock Ink Pad
Z2137    Olive Ink Pad (sponged onto the ribbon for the stem)
Z1126    Colonial White Ribbon Collection
Z1094    Green Assortment Embroidery Floss (Olive mostly and a  little New England Ivy)
Z1336    Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems
Z1265    Primavera Rub-Ons
Z1392    2" Scallop Circle Punch (flower petals)
Z1311    1 1/4" Circle Punch (leaves)
Z1151    3-D Foam Tape (under top of leaves to give dimension)
Z1204    Bone Folder (for score lines and crisp folds for the petals and leaves)
Z1294    Sanding Kit (for scored lines)