Friday, May 4, 2012
I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for this card, it's taken me all week of working on it (in between other commitments) to finish it. I just couldn't get the flowers right. Finally this morning I went to try again, and they just fell together.
I used The Shabby Tea Room's challenge - "Spring is Love" - for the inspiration. They challenged us to use colors from a gorgeous photo, and include flowers, polka dots, and a heart. I'm a member of a Stampin' Up! card club, a few months ago my consultant showed us how to do the Iris Folding Pattern using one of their embosslits. I was excited to give it a try for the heart in this card. It took me a few false starts on it before I remembered the technique correctly. I'm so happy with how my heart turned out (and very glad that I purchased the embosslit that night).
Paper: Uncommon - Authentique
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink: Hollyhock, Desert Sand - CTMH
Stampset: Say it in Style - CTMH
Punch - Fiskers
Lace Tape - decollections
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Flourish - Zva Creative
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Seam Binding