Friday, April 23, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Don't forget to enter my blog candy -->here<--.

Whenever we have rain in April it always brings to mind the saying that "April Showers Bring May Flowers!"

This is the birthday card that I made for my Gram and I promised to share with you!  I decided to make her a flower pot card with some fun handmade 3D flowers!  (Maybe you remember -->THIS<-- flower pot card I made for my Mom last year.)  This only difference is the 3D flowers.....this time I used the flower tutorial from Dawn's video...they were so fun and easy to make!  I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture to the flower pot, and then used my MS pansy border punch and added some pearls to the that I have my Viva Decor Pearl Pen I can use that to customize pearls on all of my projects! 

Here you can see the inside of the flower pot card.  I've added Susan from Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition 1 for SCACD.
 Here is a close up of Susan.  She of course was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.
Here is a close up of the 3D flowers.  I used two different kinds of dp for them.  Then added LOTS of Star Dust Stickles for tons of sparkle!  The extra filler flowers are Prima Hydrangeas.

And the final view is a side view so you can see all of the dimension.  Here you can also see the stand that I made so this card can be displayed easily.  I hope you've enjoyed this creation!  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Things with Wings (all the butterflies)

I also have some FUN NEWS to share with you.....there is a
New release for SCACD coming soon!!!
I hope you are ready to walk on Sunshine!!!
Make sure you check back soon for more details!

StampsSusan from Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #1 for SCACD,
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: V000, V09, V12, V15, V17, E000, E00, E11, E21, E99, R02, B000, B52, YG03, YG06, YG07, YR00, YR24, Y000, Y21
Papers: Misc. papers from my stash.
Tools: MS Hydrangea punch, MS leaf punch, Flower punch, MS pansy border punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,
EmbellishmentsStar Dust Stickles, Hydrangeas (Prima), Pearls, Ribbon and Tulle from my stash.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥



Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Kim your Gram will so adore and treasure your card!
It is absolutely beautiful!
kim x

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning Kim.

Aud said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabuloous!♥♥♥


Rainmac said...

Wow what a stunning card, it's gorgeous xxx

Rach said...

oh wow Kim this is stunning, i am sure that your Gram will adore it..
thanks for entering my sugar free candy good luck hun.x

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow Kim, this is gorgeous, Beautiful colors and I love the little butterflies. The image is super cute, and I love how you made the card stand. Have a lovely weekend, Hugs!

Eulanda said...

Dang girl you are GOOD at those flowers! They are just gorgeous!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful card! :)

Handmade by Vivi said...


ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! What a wonderful project! I LOVE it and it's all of my FAVORITE colors.

Congrats on being on Susana's DT and I wish YOU much success and hope you will be "Published" soon....with your talent, I'm certain it will happen.

I posted all about your and your creations and Blog Candy on my Blog Today!!

GOOD LUCK and Happy Crafting,

Toneloni * Tonje said...

WOW!!! I really loooove this card. The colors and flowers are just great. And the images is coloured to perfection

Thanks for playing along with us at A Spoon Full of Sugar.


Tammy said...

These are both breathtakingly beautiful....I love the image and the flowers are just beautiful!
So glad to have found your blog.

cocoa said...

Wow! This card is beautiful, the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. So glad I found your blog!
Hugs and smiles,

maranda said...

that's is a amazing flower card, I follow you're blog it;s wunderfull to see that, well done!!

hugs xx maranda (from holland)

Tana said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a tutorial on how to do the flower pot card and your flowers?



Candy said...

I DO remember your mom's card from last year. It was gorgeous also - but I think when you make the flowers yourself they are even more beautiful - especially cause you have used such gorgeous paper. Your Gram will LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Hugs, Candy


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