Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Floral Welcome

I was recently asked to make a card for the new owners of a property.  All I knew was that the lady of the house was 'sold' on the gardens at the place they were purchasing, and the vendor wanted the card to leave for them.. 

I started with a piece of design paper from a pad I bought locally called Rainbow Inks by Recollections,
and the very old SU stamp set called Infinite Goodness.

I stamped out the images onto a scrap of white card and painted them with Twinkling H2O's, then fussy cut them out.  The flowers were slightly shaped and two were glued to the base, and the centre one popped up on a foam dot, over a small piece of gauze. 

To finish the centres i popped a wee dob of glue in the middle and then piled on some gold micro beads that I have had for ages, from back in the day when I first started this papercraft journey.

The dragon fly was also coated with Kindy Glitz on the wings.

This gives an idea of the dimension and shimmer 
The sentiment was stamped in (Catherine Pooler) Aquatani ink, I masked off the other two words on the stamp to get just the word welcome. 
The edges of the focal panel were also edged with aquatani .

I finished the inside with a strip of washi tape across the top.  

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Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty floral card, thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

Sue said...

A beautiful card, Maxine. I love the soft background and pretty flowers and leaves xx

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty paper and what beautiful dimensional and shimmery flowers Maxine x. Loving the dragonfly too x.

Mia said...

What a beauty, Maxine. Lovely card. Perfect for a lady that loves gardening. Great colors and design. Kisses, my friend.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Maxine, this is stunning! Lovely flowers. Beautiful details! Gorgeous card!

brenda said...

Sounds like a perfect card for the recipient and what a pretty one it is at that Maxine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Francesca said...

Very pretty floreal card! Thanks for playing at Digi Choosday!

Sarn said...

That is a beautiful new home card for the avid gardener.

Thanksfor sharing at Allsorts this week. x

Gerrina said...

What a stunning card! Love the soft colours and the composition you made! Hugs, Gerrina

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: your card is stunning! The sheens, shimmers, and textures make this card a wonderful lovely keepsake! It will look beautiful in this family's new home! Well done!

Dawn T said...

Fabulous card Maxine. Great card.

Darlene said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Maxine! Your choice of background is perfect and your flowers are so so pretty! The 'lady of the house' will love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Sue said...

Stunning card Maxine and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

mamapez5 said...

Very nice Maxine. It was a lovely gesture by the seller and I am sure the buyer appreciated it. I love the shimmer you get from H2O's, and the way you have shaped and popped the flowers is very effective. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really lovely card!

Jan Mahew said...

Beautiful Maxine! Love the pastel hues. Thank you for sharing your charming floral creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting! Looking forward to seeing you at our next challenge.
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Debbie Mageed said...

What a beautiful card! I love your flowers on that background paper. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafts Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card! Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi sweet Maxine:
This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it in the gallery at Word Art Wednesday. God bless you today and always.

Irish Cherokee said...

Well done and perfect for a gardener. The gauze is the perfect touch.


Neet said...

What a pretty c`afrd maxine - and such a lovely gesture from the people you made the card for. You have matched the flowers perfectly to that background.
Blessings, Neet xx

Annette said...

Beautiful flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
As You Like It Challenge.

My Side of Oz said...

Wonderfully delightful card! The flowers are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us this month at Ike’s World Challenges! Nan DT

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous paper choice, Maxine, and I adore the dimension in the flowers! Thanks so much for playing in our Anything Goes challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Hope to see you again next month. Good Luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT