Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pretty, Summer Flowers Birthday Card

My friend asked me to make a Birthday card for her Mum, she wanted something quite modern and pink floral....... I had just ordered a set of Joy! Crafts flower dies and just knew they would be the perfect card to use them on!

I set to work die cutting all of those flowers, I also embossed the smallest flowers, I used pearlescent chalk, Brilliance pearlescent ink and Diamond Stickles for a bit of sparkle to decorate the flowers, then layered them up (some as a 3 layer flower some with just 2 layers) I finished each one off with a pearl ready to adhere to the card. I had decided I wanted to create the card using the easel design so I layered up some card to form the front panel. I used the cut out of the large flower as a stencil and using pearlescent chalk created a silhouette where I was going to adhere each flower, I then set to adhering all of the flowers, the ribbon and "Mum" letters.

I printed the verse then cut it out using a Nestie Label die and finished it off with chalks to co-ordinate with the card, I added this to the base along with some more ribbon, another flower and a few pearls to finish it off. I'm really happy with how it turned out, I think it has a lovely fresh summery look.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scumptious - "Summer Sparkle"
Crafty Sentiments - "Add Some Sparkle"
Paper Pretties - "Summer"
Do You Stack Up - "Birthday"
Totally Gorjuss - "Flower Power"
Crazy Challenge - "Monochromatic"
Top Tip Tuesday - "Open Challenge"
Craft Your Days Away - "Monochrome"
Kaboodle Doodles - "Floral Showcase"
Pollycraft - "Ribbon & Flowers"


16 comments:

Lionelsa said...

The card is so cute. Love the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

bettand said...

Wow I just love those flowers and the colours you have used. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week.Bettina

kim23 said...

this card is very sweet! You are so talented, April! I absolutely love the birthday flowers and the colors you have used. fantastic work and Congrats!!!

princesskitten said...

Really- really pretty - bet it looks so neat in real life

kitten DYSU team

Dora said...

Hi April, what a pretty card, lovely and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

**Farrah** said...

Very pretty card. Great layout to it.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in an OPEN CHALLENGE at Top Tip Tuesday!

Your creation is beautiful!

So happy you've joined us and goo luck!!!

Maggie
xx

Jill said...

What a a sweet card! Love those gentle colours!Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

Samantha said...

Lovely card for a mum! thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha

Kelly said...

Love it!! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely. I am sure your friend and her Mum loved it. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card hun. Thanks for playing along with Totally Gorjuss Flower Power challenge and good luck in the draw. Hugs Sue x

Angel said...

Gorgeous, sure it will be loved.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Sarah said...

Beautiful card April, looks stunning all in one colour. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Monochrome challenge, good luck x

Paula said...

so pretty!!
thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx

LaJanette said...

Super sweet card! Love all those flowers, and the pearls are just perfect!

Thanks for joinig us at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Janette