Sunday, April 19, 2009

Finished Rose and Flower Soft Card

The sun is out in all its glory today and the past two cold, rainy/snowy days is but a memory. It's warm enough to be in short sleeves and most of the snow has melted. It definitely feels like spring again!

I worked on completing the two cards I started yesterday. I'm pretty pleased with how they came out, although I don't think I will be able to send either one out in the regular mail. Guess they will have to be hand delivered or tucked in a box with a gift.

I used the Cricut cartridge called Wild Card to make the card base for the rose. I thought it looked reminiscent of a trellis. The rose is made with a pear shaped punch and the two leaves are a birch leaf punch. I think the rose came okay, given it's my very first attempt at creating one!

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Sorry for the sun glare in the first photo. I'm too lazy to take the shot again. The swirly part is cut out by the Cricut. To offset the white and hopefully make the rose pop a little more, I also cut a liner piece out (well, the machine did) of Baby Pink cardstock (CTMH). The rose is a thin red cardstock I picked up at Walmart and the leaves are punched out of Topiary cardstock (CTMH). The rose is adhered with strategically placed mini glue dots. LOL

Now for the card using the Flower Soft bouquet I made yesterday...

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I was completely inspired by this post on a blog I've recently found out about called All The Things I Love Cards by Bev. No, I don't have that stamp, but I had the papers! Well, all except the striped one...I apparently used that one all up already. And look, I even decorated the inside! I just love all the details Bev puts into her cards! I found out about it from this blog...Inspirational Craft Blogs. This team of ladies find some really great blogs, and I've only had it in my Reader for a week or so!

The papers are from DCVW Nana's Nursery for Girls. I also used CTMH's Blush cardstock to mat things. You can see I used that lovely Martha Stewart border punch. To make the corners I used an EK Success Corner punch for the main corner and a QuikKutz die for the inner corner (I got the die at either Archiver's or Hobby Lobby).

You can see I changed the ribbon around the bouquet because the pink I had was too bright for this card. This green sort of goes with the green in the paper. Why is it that I have TONS of ribbon, yet, not the color I want??? Sigh. The darker pink ribbon is Berry Sorbet from Papertrey Ink and the lighter pink is a velvet ribbon I found today at Michaels. (I think the roll was a dollar-there's great sale that started today and is going on this week). Finally, I added some pink rhinestones for bling. You can't really tell, but because of that velvet ribbon, I adhered the matted oval (used my Nestabilities to make) with pop dots.

Looking at the photo of the card, now I'm wondering if it needs something in the upper right corner? It sort of looks bare and Bev filled her card up with pretty flowers. Because of the Flower Soft, I chose not to do that, but maybe I should put one or two there? What do you think?

I put a pot roast in the crock pot for dinner tonight and it's making the house smell really yummy! I'd best go and get the oven heated for biscuits and the table set...

Thanks ever so much for stopping by. You will have to let me know if the finished product lived up to the teaser I posted yesterday....



Kathi Carlson said...

Excuse my "French," but holy crap! Are you sure you want to be friends with a "Plain Jane" like me? I'm beyond amazed ... more like blown away. These cards are breathtakingly beautiful. I can't even think of a word to describe the rose. Magnificent, maybe? The Flower Soft card is lovely, too. It doesn't need one more thing. Now, I need to go see if I can get my mouth to shut. Thank you for sharing these jaw-dropping cards. You are an inspiration to us all!!!

Alanna said...

These are both gorgeous Jeanne. I can see that I need to add the Wild Card cartridge to my list of wants, I mean needs.

As for your flower soft card, the end result is simply stunning. Whoever receives these cards will be thrilled.

And yes, wasn't it quite nice to see the sun out today? We never did get any snow here but it never stopped raining.

Sarah said...

WTG Jeanne, knock it wayyyyyy out of the park!
OK that rose is totally fantasmagorical!!!! I can't belive you made it.
The flower soft card is to die for!!!! It needs nothing else it is totally perfect.
After 12 hours and aching feet this was a joy to see!!!!
I see I am out of control with my exclamation marks again...sigh.
Thanks for posting these....totally gorgeous.

Barb said...

WOW! These are beautiful! I'm especially bowled over by that rose card! You MADE the rose? Wow! So so pretty! And I love the shape of the card, too.

And your Flower Soft card, did not disappoint. All of your colors are working wonderfully together and the decorated inside is just perfect.

stampmonkey said...

If I didn't know how talented you are, I'd have to say Shut Up! -- there's NO way you made that rose!! But I know better...but that doesn't mean I'm not still totally amazed by what you do! And your bouquet card --CASE or not-- is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it (just the way it is), Jeanne! You truly are amazing and inspiring!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, you are so talented! The rose is so pretty and it does remind me of a trellis too. Wow! Some lucky lady is going to receive this...congrats to her!

I love how you used the flower soft bouquet. Your card is so pretty! I love all the layers and details. BEAUTIFUL!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow BEAUTIFUL!. I love both cards, soft and so pretty.

Jackie said...

You MADE??? the rose? that is too cool