Friday, April 30, 2010

Finally Friday with Sun, Flowers and Butterflies!!!

Hello all!!!  I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Friday.  The sun is out and the flowers are blooming here in my corner of Michigan!!!

I want you to look around at your surroundings. What do you see? Is there a picture you have that you have thought many times would make a nice card, or do you have an awesome view from your windows? Whatever may be around your home that gives you inspiration, that is what I want you to use for this week.

My inspiration came from the new "Welcome" mat I recently purchased for my front door. Every time I come home, I look at it and think "That would make a neat card." Well, today I sat down and created it!

I started with a card base of Kraft (soon-to-be Crumb Cake) and layered that with Whisper White and Gable Green. I am trying to use as many retiring colors I can now so I wont have a ton left over come the new catalog year.

Since the mat has white polka dots in the background, I ran my Gable Green layer through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details texture plate. I then colored all of the dots with my white gel pen. They're a little difficult to see on the the Gable Green.

I used another strip of Kraft/Whisper White across the bottom and covered it with a piece of the Melon Mambo polka dotted gg, except I flipped it over. Way too many polka dots! My flower comes from the Pretties Kit and place a large white grommet in the center and filled it with clear chunky and pink fine glitter. I also ran the Melon Mambo pad around the edges of the flower to make it pop a little more.

The butterflies were made with the awesome Beautiful Wings embosslit using Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. And for a little more bling, I added two of the small rhinestones from the Eggcellent Easter Egg kit on my sentiment panel.

Not sure who this will go too, as I have my mother's day card already made, but I do have many friends at work who are mother's!!

Happy Stamping!!!!



TexasGramma said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

carolm said...

very pretty annie. where's the picture of the door mat?