Middle of March. Ground still covered in snow. I haven't even seen a robin yet. We need flowers!
So I guess I just had to grow some of my own -- on a card. The flowers on this card are embossed in silver and colored in Polished Pink Stampin' Blends. However, I think it would be equally lovely without any color at all, just the silver embossing. What do you think?
The Old Olive cardstock matting the scallop-edged flower is heavily embossed with leaves to carry through with the flora theme.
Just trying to catch the light too show off the silver embossing:
Do you want to grow some flowers of your own on a card? Here's how. It requires only seeds of creativity.
Old Olive cardstock
Stampin' Blends in Light and Dark Polished Pink and Light Old Olive
Many Messages stamp set (page 42, Annual Catalog)
Forever Flowers stamp set (page 73, Annual Catalog)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Scalloped Contours Dies (page 158, Annual Catalog)
Leafy embossing folder (retired)
Silver Embossing Powder
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Emboss it with a leafy embossing folder. Adhere it to the card base.
From white cardstock, die cut a scalloped edge frame using the Scalloped Contours Dies. It measures 3 1/8" x 4 1/2". Rub the Embossing Buddy over this piece. Stamp the floral stem in VersaMark ink onto it. Emboss the flower stem with the Heat Tool using silver embossing powder, tapping the excess powder back into its container.
At this point, you can leave the flower as is. Or, as I did, you can color in the flower and leaves as you wish. I used Stampin' Blends in Light and Dark Polished Pink and Light Old Olive.
Adhere the colored (or just embossed) piece to the Old Olive on the card.
On a strip of white cardstock that measures 1/2" x 4 1/4", stamp a long sentiment in VersaMark ink after rubbing it well with the Embossing Buddy. Emboss the words with silver embossing powder.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals, attach the strip on the dotted line of the diecut piee.
Add an odd number of sequins to the background.
Do you have any flowers blooming in your area?
Lovely card. I even have the leafy embossing folder of which gets lots of use.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Colleen! Yes, I find myself grabbing that embossing folder often also!Delete
I love your card and how you embossed the back card stock to go with the front!ReplyDelete
We have plenty of daffodils right now. I don't know how, because our weather is confused. Some days we're in the 70s, and some nights we were in the teens, but I think that's done. Across the street is a forsythia bush or two, and they are in full bloom. I also see some trees with white or pink blossoms. Some of our creeping phlox is blooming, too. I've seen insects flying around, and robins eating stuff out of the ground. (gag!) Maybe the Robins are passing through to get to you, wherever you live! The wisteria should be blooming soon, and that leaves a nice scent in the air. Our red bud has bright reddish purple blooms starting. So, Spring is on the way, and it will get to you soon! Patience. You'll see the signs when they come.
Thanks! I'm glad you like my card. If I remember correctly, you maybe live in one of the Carolinas? Your surroundings of flowers, foliage and birds sounds absolutely heavenly compared to this starved section of Wisconsin. I'm just getting impatient here. That's why I have to create my own flowers.Delete
You always make lovely cards, all of my card making materials and even my machine for embossing are buried. Thank you for sharing last week on omhgww, I always enjoy your inspiration!! Keep sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Karren! You know, you really must unbury all those treasures!Delete
I bet it would look lovely just embossed too but I am loving that bright pop of pink! What a beautiful card. We finally have all the snow melted and gone and we've seen a few robins and "new" spring birds each day so hopefully the flowers won't be too far behind.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanne. We still have some snow, but I finally did see three robins! We have to keep hoping.Delete
I really like the different textures in the layers of this card. The colors are pretty, too with the rose color against the olive green. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 12.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Carol! I am so glad you like it.Delete