Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Window Box

This week at Our Creative Corner our hostess, Kristin Tierney, is offering up an inspiration challenge with photos from her recent trip to Denmark. (Can I just say... jealous!!) I loved the pink and red flowers in the lower right picture and also took the idea of a window and made a flower box. I'm entering this card in the Pals Paper Arts summer challenge as well, because all the beautiful blooms are one of my favorite things about summer!

The flower images come from a new stamp set called Raining Flowers. Do you think it's possible to have too many flower stamps? I don't! ;) These are two-step images and I used combos of Pretty in Pink/Regal Rose, Poppy Parade/Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive/Always Artichoke. The flower centers are poppy glimmer brads and pink buttons threaded with embroidery floss. To create the window I just punched openings with a 1 1/4" square punch, and for the box I used a panel of Early Espresso card stock scored on the edges so it would stand up from the card. Both the window and box were stamped with the wood grain background and sponged on the edges, which I hope you can see if you click on the photo! I decided to leave a lot of white space to really let the flowers shine on this card. The final touch was this fun sentiment from one of my favorite new sentiment sets, Friendly Phrases.

Now I'm wishing I were getting on a plane to Copenhagen, or just about anywhere else, this weekend, but instead I'll be staying home - and if you're home like me, I hope you'll get out your stamps and play along with us! Don't forget to visit the OCC blog to see what the rest of the team created and share your work with us!


Wendy J. said...

I love your flower box idea! I thought about that but went the other direction (easier lol)! This is just too cute, Lori! Love the buttons and brads flower centers.

Norma said...

Beautiful card creative!! Love it!

Vicki Burdick said...

Super cuter and so creastive!! Love the flower box idea!!!

Melanie C said...

Adorable windowbox card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

You can NEVER have too many flower stamps! I love your creative take on the challenge- just lovely!

Sharon Wheet said...

I agree, you can't have too many stamps! You can have tons of choices/variety, but not too many!
I just love how you made the window box. Pretty clever!