Thursday, March 7, 2013

Green & Yellow Spring Flower Card


From DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
Bright green and yellow are two of my favorite colors, and what else says "spring!" better than these two colors?? I had this dress I loved that I wore year round (I do live in So. Cal so it seems okay) that is green and yellow. Oh and my wedding many years ago was green and yellow (and champagne gold). I really gravitate to this lemon-lime pairing. Looking through my stack of papers, I pulled a couple patterned papers (cardstock) and some solid papers and decided my base size first - about 4.5 in x 6 in. Isn't the yellow pattern pretty? All the patterned cardstock is from Diecuts With A View (DCWV): Blossom Song and Lemon Flower stacks, bought at JoAnn's, and the solid papers are from various sources.
A closeup of the flower



I cut several layers, deciding beforehand to mix solid paper, patterned paper, and dry embossed paper. Dry embossing - which is basically pressing a design into a piece of paper, to create a raised effect - is done with a little machine that you crank, plus design folders. I got mine at Amazon.com: Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Beginner's Kit.*

I added the polka-dotted ribbon and strips of paper to further divide the top and bottom visually. The white strip I punched with a Martha Stewart Crafts Edger Punch, Doily Lace. Then I created the 3D flower and green leaves using my Cricut and Flower Shoppe cartridge. This took the most time, as I wanted the flower to be perfect. At the last minute, I added the intricate white "leaf", which is actually a heart diecut that I had in my scraps pile (made using the Cricut and Storybook cartridge). I added the pearl center and drew on it with a white gel pen to make it even more detailed. I will add some extra flower shapes I cut on the inside when I figure out what I'm writing. This card will go to a special aunt of mine who shares my love of these colors!
All the layers make this card POP!

This card is entered into a challenge on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Visit here for a look at some other great green and yellow cards and crafts this week!

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2 comments:

  1. my goodness! this is so striking! the flower looks fabulous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  2. Fabulous card, such a great flower
    Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow
    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

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