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!