Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CAS - Flowers and Scripture

Greetings to my cyber-friends - I do enjoy you calling by.  Today I have a clean and crisp card that I have really enjoyed making to share.

This project changed courses/morphed several times during construction - the initial thought was to use an old sketch from Splitcoast Stampers that I saw in my photo album, but it just did not happen.  Not that I mind.

I wanted a crisp colour scheme and found it with this green and lemon combination. I started with another shade of green but thought the better of it very early on!  

I stamped and embossed the text using a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2 set and mounted it on a diagonally cut piece of green cardstock.  

The flower is from the Hero Arts Set Fashion Flowers, being the Sunflower Style stamp.  I bought this set years ago and use it quite regularly.  The flower was stamped, embossed and then painted with twinkling H2O's.  The stem is a piece of green gingham ribbon folded to form the leaves and held together with the ubiquitous double sided tape.

These were then mounted on the lemon card which I had run through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. 

Unfortunately the folder did not reach to the bottom of the card, so I turned it round and added the bottom edge of the card to the folder to try and cover the whole card - it worked, but not that well, and I ended up with a blank section, so placed the red ribbon to hide that!

The final touch was to add the pearls.

I was very pleased with the overall effect of this card, and decided not to add a salutation to it - so I embossed it and added it to the insert instead.

i have also realised that this can be entered in the SSCC#25 as it has two ribbons, two colours of cardstock, two colours on the flower..... not quite two of the same stamp image, but definitely two stamps have been used... do you think they will accept it?

Thank  you so much for calling by and for any comments that you may leave - I really appreciate your thoughtfulness when you comment.


Lovely Linda said...

HI Maxine - you certainly have such a variety of styles with your cards - that is great! I love the embossed scripture and the flower together - they are great! Great colour combo too! Fabulous Maxine - it is good to see that you can stop with the knitting for a little while and get soem CARD THERAPY!!! Thanks for sharing maxine! God bless you!! {{{hugs}}}

Candace said...

This is sooo pretty!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!! :)

theneon said...

Lovely job -- the embossing is a very clever background.

Anonymous said...

Maxine, your card is wonderful. I love how the scripture is embossed as I am embossing deficient. Your flower is stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful card! Love those twinkling waters!