Saturday, May 23, 2015

FLOWER SHOP

The new batch of In Colors is really quite wonderful. Their names are even adorable, and only four of them make me hungry! The non-hunger-inducing one is Tip Top Taupe (but I love the sound of it!) and it joins Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. Yum.

My mom and dad will be celebrating 65 years of marriage on May 25. Wow! That is really a long time! 

For their anniversary card, I decided to team two of the new In Colors, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder, up with Whisper White for a cool, crisp, fun card.

PLEASE NOTE: If you look at a sheet of the Watermelon Wonder cardstock, you would swear they melted down a slice of watermelon to create it. It's that close!


Flowers and leaves from three different stamp sets were used in this card. The sets used are Flower Shop, Petite Petals and Choose Happiness, none of which are retiring! Yay!

The base for the flower-strewn oval is from the Labels Collection Framelits, which, unfortunately, IS retiring. To echo the many polka dots (and other fun designs!) found on the card, I embossed the Mint Macaron label with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Even the two Basic Pearls are somewhat dot-like.


One of my favorite parts of this card is what I figured out with the beautiful Organza Ribbon. I'm sure I'm not the first one to come up with this "banner", but I feel like I am. I've never seen it before. By angling the ends and overlapping them just right, they form a banner. It was one of those happy accidents, one that I will be sure to use again in the future.


Happy 65th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Dotty
Smiles.


9 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful card. I love the banner too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi, Dotty. I'm here from Monday Madness. I've never heard of Stampin Up before.
    The card is gorgeous, and I love the yummy names of the colors! Happy Anniversary to your parents.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This inspires me to go make some cards. I have a bunch of birthdays coming up in June. I do love Stampin' Up stamps! My favorite Iris stamp is from there many years ago. I added you to my Blog Lovin' feed- hope to see more card inspiration. Michele, stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a lovely card, I am not very good with paper, but I recently purchased some floral paper cutter so I think I should really give it a go and create something nice.. thank you for sharing at Wordless Wednesday. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pretty Card!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. such a cute card! happy anniversary to your parents!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for sharing your creative project on the Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase. We look forward to you sharing a new projects next week.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty. Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete