Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here is my latest card, and I am very happy with it! I cut the card from blue cardstock, used the Sizzix Build a Flower #3 die to cut the flower from a couple of scraps I had. I used the Build a Lilac die to cut out only the leaves. The stem was cut out with a pair of scissors. I then glued the flower layers together with Glossy Accents, put some twine through a button, and glued that to the center of the flower. Then I glued leaves, stem and flowers to the card, again using Glossy Accents. I used the computer and printer to make the little saying (Creativity, like flowers, must be nurtured in order to GROW!) and cut it out. I used Evergreen Bough distress ink to ink the edges of the leaves, and Tea Distress Ink to ink the whole saying. I attached the saying to the card with pop dots, and then added a pretty washi tape to the top and bottom of the card. The photo doesn't really do the washi tape justice...it's several shades of shiny blue and a pearl white. The lesson I learned from making this card? I should have put the washi tape on before I glued the flower down... But all in all, I am really pleased with this one!