Tuesday, 25 March 2008

The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Tra La……………..

………………..bring promise of merry sunshine.

Well, that’s what Gilbert and Sullivan would have us believe.

As I was making my card for the Daring Cardmakers
Little Extra this week I couldn't help but sing along to this well know song from the Mikado and reflect on the fact that the 21st of March was officially the first day of Spring and it’s snowing outside.
That’s the great British weather for you!
Anyway, this was the dare:-

We would like you to create a card with flowers.
Simple? Aww but hold on…there’s a little twist because we don’t want to make it too easy for you.
We want your cards to have flowers on but we don’t want to see any Prima’s or shop brought blooms. The idea of this dare is for you create your flowers yourself so lets see what you can come up with.

Here's my card.

The basis of my card is cream card stock that has been covered with distress ink and stamped over the top with my Penny Black Letter Background stamp.

The flower was cut using the Sizzix Flower Parts Set 2 and a Woodware Heart punch using three of the papers from the Cherryarte Classic Coffee collection. The petals were highlighted with a Gold marker pen and some Diamond Glaze and the card finished off with some ribbon and brads from my ever growing stash.

9 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Sue this is again a stunning card. Absolutely lovely. Great work.

Lythan said...

OOoh I've got those papers but I've never managed to make them look so good!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's such a gorgeous card.

Arlene,
Lakewood florist

annette said...

I love the colours you have on your card Sue, and a stunning flower :0)

Gail said...

A really beautiful card.

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card, I love the flower!

Thanks for such nice comments on my blog.

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Sue that is so gorgeous, i love the flower.

Andrea xx

Sarah said...

This is wonderful - great papers!

Hazel said...

What a smashing card, Sue! I saw it on DCM and didn't know who had done it - suspected it might be you - and I was right! The colours and the composition are superb.