It's the middle of January, and here in central Wisconsin, it is none too cheery. In fact, we've been experiencing deep freeze cold as well as blizzard conditions.
I thought to cheer us all up, I should introduce some FLOWERS into our life, to at least give us the sensation of cheerful flowery color and gardens growing, by creating a card full of this happiness.
Recently, as I was digging through all the stuff that I just HAD to save throughout the years, I came across a container of paint chips. I thought it would be super cute to "grow" a row of flowers in each of the shades of one specific color.
So I dug out my Petite Petals stamp set (page 86 in the big catalog), as well as the matching punch (page 187) and went to work on an orange swatch.
I was sort of stumped as to what to do with the stems for the flowers. After looking through the Framelits and Thinlits I had, I came across the PERFECT stem. It was part of the Flower Fair Framelits set (page 192). So I grabbed a paint swatch of shades of green and cut out the stems with leaves to go with my row of posies.
I was able to incorporate lots of dimension into this card through the use of Stampin' Dimensionals. For the stems/leaves, I used teeny pieces of it.
Another interesting facet of the card is the combination of textures and prints that I got with the four rows of blue/orange/yellow/green. The dots of the blue Designer Series Paper, the varied lines of the orange ribbon, the straight smoothness of the yellow cardstock, with the uneven texture in the green grass cut with the Fringe Scissors (page 189), all unite for a fascinating combination of visual flavors.
So, I challenge you: get out those paint chips I KNOW you have hidden away somewhere, and give them a good workout!
This is such a cheerful card, Linda! What a great way to brighten your winter day.ReplyDelete
What a great idea - using paint chips!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!ReplyDelete
So cute and colorful! What a fun idea to use paint chips!ReplyDelete
Super fun card! Love the colors!Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Cute card, as always! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!ReplyDelete
What a cute card and so nice to recycle paint cards. Hope it warms up soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
So cute. This card caught my eye right away as I was scrolling though the linkies.ReplyDelete
Everything is so precise and pretty. Flowers are sure to come back.....eventually. I live in Northern Canada so its eons of winter yet. This is a nice little card to cheer up a friend.ReplyDelete
thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. We appreciate you stopping by. Leanna
What a sweet and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.ReplyDelete
Now that is something pretty to look at on a dreary winter day! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party.ReplyDelete
This is a really great technique to get a lot of color into a cardReplyDelete
We're still surrounded by plenty of sunshine here, but this cheery card still brightened my day! Thanks for sharing it at #FridayFrivolity!ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, I love how spring & cheery your card is!! Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Always great to have you!!ReplyDelete
What a fun and cheerful card!ReplyDelete