Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happiness in 4 Inches

This card so sweet that my teeth hurt! I think I've finally gotten the hang of these paper flowers.  I tried making the really smooshy ones like Dawn and the cut-out-a-petal-and-roll ones like Tim Holtz and, well, let's just notice the fact that you haven't seen either of those kind on a card from me and leave it at that.  But the ones die cut from a blossom nestability I am all about!

I started by cutting 3-4 of each size of the three smallest nestie blossom dies from PTI Melon Berry. I then stamped PTI Polka Dot Basics II in PTI Vintage Cream ink, using the smallest dots for the smallest blossom and working my way up to bigger dots for the bigger blossoms.. After cutting and distressing by crumpling them up, I layered them and secured with a brad. The bottom two or three layers I had to attach with glue since the brad wasn't quite long enough. 

I totally cased this layout by dahlhousedesigns, swissdotting & inking some kraft, then inking a big scallop rustic white square with SU Blush Blossom.  The sentiment is from Wplus9 The Birds & The Bees, with the flag trimmed using the same big scallop nestie.

So this morning was fairly exciting: I got a nasty virus on my computer!  Fortunately I have in-house tech support so I'm now back to normal, but just a reminder to back up your computer!  If you haven't tried Dropbox, I'd highly recommend it (unless you don't like things that are awesome)! If you use this link we both get an extra 250 MB of space (you get 2 gigabytes to start with!).


Karen H. said...

It is a sweet card! Your flower is amazing!

Dawn said...

Oh, great idea to stamp the polka dots progressively bigger! Gorgeous card!

Melina said...

This is oooooooey gooooey goodness! I SOOOO love that flower :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous flower... I'm gonna have try that! Your card is so fantastic!

lisa a.

Emily Leiphart said...

Ooohhh, gorgeous!! I love how CAS the rest of the card is with that stunning flower as the show stopper. I do love your idea of stamping bigger dots on the bigger petals!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love kraft and white. The lovely polka dot flower is the perfect pop of color.

I was looking at the photos of your dog. Oh my, what a diva but sooo cute.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Have a great week end.