Friday, December 12, 2008

A Birthday Flower

Here's a quick card I made last night. I really love the fancy label shape. I knew I wanted to set a flower in the shape, so that's what just what I did. First I chose the flower, then picked a size that worked well with my intentions (setting the flower off center to the bottom and still having room for a greeting). Once I had that, I had to decide what to do with the rest of the card. I decided to go with a simple scallops and white polka dots on brown. Ideally I would've liked to put lemon tart satin ribbon on here, but I don't have any, and I don't have the right colour Copic to match that lusciously lemon cardstock from PTI.

Also, in case you're wondering, I'm kind of a bit crazy about having my layers being 1/8'' or under, and unfortunately these Nestabilities dies are more along the lines of 1/4'' apart, perhaps a bit more. If you're patient and a little crazy, like me, this is easily resolved by taking your one layer, adhering it to your next layer and cutting around the first one, leaving your fine mat. I guess I'm just used to cutting approximately 1/8'' mats around items of all shapes, so it's really become no big thing for me.
Supplies: Stamps: Birthday Basics, Garden of Life, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Dandelion, New Sprout, White, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Textured Chocolate, Whisper White
Accessories, etc: Nestabilities Labels One & Long Scalloped Rectangles,White Satin Ribbon, pop dots

In the meantime, we've been getting a bit of this stuff this week. So it actually looks (and feels) like Christmas. There's nothing quite like big fluffy snowflakes and temperatures that approach -30C. Although today it was actually quite nice out, it was -11 when I last checked.


  1. Gorgeous card - love the contrast of the black layer.

  2. pretty. I just love yellow and black together!

  3. this card is gorgeous. and, your cutting skills rock!