Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lovely Button Flowers


When I saw this image posted at Lovely Package, I immediately wanted to make a card inspired from it. Isn't it such a brilliant idea the way the designer did this packaging? I decided to use this design for my card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. Our hostess for the month of April is the fabulous Dana Grothaus, who is kicking off the month with a challenge she's called Break Out the Buttons! Yay, buttons are one of my favorite things to use on cards.

I feel like I have to first apologize because I'm having photography issues. For some reason I just couldn't get a photo of this card that I was happy with. Ugh! I started out by cutting leaves with the Little Leaves die out of sahara sand textured cardstock and I sponged them lightly with sahara sand ink. Next I used the Birds and Blooms dies for my flowers. I actually stenciled these flowers onto whisper white cardstock with pale plum and rich razzleberry ink and then cut them out (that's a long story), but you could also simply die-cut the flowers from white and then sponge them. For the center of each I put a smaller razzleberry flower with a whisper white Latte button in the center.

I put this all on a tall card to mirror the original packaging. This one is 9 1/4" x 4" to fit in a #10 envelope. My flower pot was cut from sahara sand cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the harlequin texture plate and sponged with sahara sand ink. I added razzleberry ribbon to the top of the flower pot to pretty it up a little. Lastly I did the sentiment, which is from Heard from the Heart, by coloring "wishing you" with sahara sand marker and "happiness" with razzleberry. The sahara sand came out lighter than I wanted, but by this time the card was all done so I'll just have to live with that!

Go check out what everyone else on the team has made for this challenge - you know it's going to be fabulous. We also have three new team members to welcome this weekend, Julie LeBlanc, Sarah Gough and Diane Gilbert - their work is fabulous so go show them some OCC love!

11 comments:

Loretta said...

Lori, I had no idea pills could be so cute!!!!!! That is some wonderful inspiration you have there, and your card is lovely!

Katherine said...

I love your knack for taking a picture of anything and turning it into a card. Very pretty!

Dana Grothaus said...

Love your card Lori! Some of the best inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. Great job breaking out those buttons!

Sarah Gough said...

This is gorgeous Lori, I can see why you were inspired by that packaging!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, I'm blown away by your creation this week Lori!! It is simply fabulous. The design/inspiration is adorable and the colors make it so lovely! You totally ROCKED this challenge!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Thank you for welcoming me on board the OCC DT:-) Love how you used your inspiration and designed a beautiful card... tfs!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Well this is just too fabulous words....I mean really!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE this, Lori!!! So beautifully creative!!! (apparently I found a few words to describe it...lol)

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~Christina~ said...

This is gorgeous and I love the bow :) :)

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dictionar german said...

This is just a gorgeous, wonderful, fabulous card! Lori your coloring is beautiful!