Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jarfull of Spring Flowers

Today I'm the designer for the Card A Day Blog and the theme is Spring.  I use to pick the flowers that grew along side the road on the way home, and of course I would put them in a canning jar.  So I thought that this would be the perfect card for today's theme.

I stamped the jar with gray ink then sponged the blue and vintage photo ink.  I then added a few stems in Wild Wabsabi.  I used a post it note to cover the top of the car so that the stem look like are in the inside of the jar.

I used the punches to make the flowers and added a couple of beads on the inside for the centers.  I use the mini branch punch and white flock to make it look like baby's breath.  Not quite sure that it looks like baby's breath but it adds an interest texture to the flowers.  I then used the wing from from the bird punch for the large leaf and filled in with the Martha Stewart branch punch in a couple of different greens.

To finish off the card I punched the Ribbon Lace Border in Vellum and added a couple of the branches to the bottom of the jar. 

I finished off the inside of the card with another punched Ribbon Lace border and a flower in the corner. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure come back tomorrow to see what Chris Durnan has for your inspiration./

Paper Sizes:
Green base: 11 1/2 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2
Red card front: 4 x 5 1/4
White Inside: 4 x 5 1/4

Paper: Cardstock Scraps - red, green, white, pink and vellum.
Stamps: Close To My Heart - From Me To You - flower stem; Stampin' Up - Punch Potpourri; Unity Stamps - December 2011 Kit of the Month - {...filled with love} - canning jar
Ink: Colorbox Inks: orchid, rosebud, chiffon white, gray, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Inkadinkadoo - Navy Blue; Stampin' Up - Wild Wabasi
Punches: Martha Stewart - Branch Punch; Stampin' Up - Two Step Bird punch, Ribbon Lace Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Unknown mini branch punch
Dies: Sizzix 3 dies flower layers set #3
Misc: Adhesive, glossy accents, Fun Flock, Me & My Big Ideas beads.


Tina Campbell said...

Awe that is a sweet card Cindy, make a nice Mother's Day card too. I just seen another card with the same general idea with the flowers. I love how you did the punch in vellum and will have to remember that. I have that same punch it looks cool that way

Laura said...

I love this card... it is awesome!!!!
Laura D.