Sunday, March 31, 2024

A Floral Quartet


I made this set of cards as a birthday gift earlier in March.
I had to keep it simple as I still had my arm in a sling at that point.
It is a CASE from a card set I saw online, but I cannot remember where, to give credit.

I started by stamping the floral spray from Newton's Nook onto various snippets of white card in Momento London Fog ink, then placing the images onto my Waffle Flower sticky mat to hold it in place, (remembering I was one handed) then coloured it with my Polychromo pencils.

The images were cut with the matching die, and layered over snippets of patterned paper.
I had thought to stencil the background, but that was out of the question at the time.

The edges of the paper, the card, and the sentiment were all inked with a matching ink

I used four different sentiments, the 'blue' sentiment came with the floral set, and says 'Thanks a bunch'

I then took a tiny floret from the set and added some stamping inside in the same ink used on the outside of each card

And repeated that on the envelopes also.
I used the same wee stamp on the tag that I attached to the wrapped gift.

I am linking this to:
(Snippets of white used for the florets stamping, snippets of paper for the backgrounds)


Sarn said...

A lovely colourful collection of floral cards using your snippets. Cannot begin to imagine how difficult it was to make them one handed. Hope you are making a good recovery.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. We have an Easter egg hunt in full swing! Xxx

brenda said...

What a pretty collection Maxine and such a useful gift to receive.

B x

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a great example of changing up some details on a similar design to get such different and wonderful results! Love these, thanks for playing along and sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Cynthia said...

Lovely floral set of cards, Maxine. Thank you for sharing with Word Art Wednesday this week! Take care!

Alyson Mayo said...

These are pretty - nice, clean design and soft colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Glennis F said...

A great collection Maxine, well done on achieving them when your arm is out of action

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing designs, love this layout and the papers/flowers you used!

Julie said...

Gosh I love these Maxine. I think that you with one arm in a sling - does a much better job than I ever could with TWO hands!!! Just love the flowers on them. Happy Easter to you Maxine x0x

Karen Letchworth said...

What a wonderful set of cards, Maxine. Your creative side is in full swing this week and I'm beyond grateful to have you share your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. God bless you, my friend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning set of cards Maxine, well done, I've been one handed but it was my right arm in plaster 8 weeks and so many things are difficult.
I struggle when all four limbs are OK.. which aren't at mo, I've a lower right leg shin graft and bed rest is order of day, two months, so lots of reading (yay).
At least so far 🙏🙏🙏 graft is good but is a big one on bad skin from steroids.
Think it's simplicity and tasteful colours that make it especially beautiful gift.
Praying for you in healing thank you for your comments esp on Wonderful Words blog on Friday so quickly you really encouraged me.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x ❤️🙏

Dawn T said...

What a delightful set Maxine. You did extremely well with just one hand. The flowers looks stunning. Hope the hand is healing well and you are back crafting two handed soon

chrissy xx said...

WoW! A terrific job with one arm in a sling!!
GORgeous colours and design.
Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Catz.
Take care x

Kathy said...

Maxine, even though you didn't get to do everything you wanted to do because of your arm still recovering, your cards are quite lovely in their simplicity. Such a beautiful variety of colors and I'm going to CAS your design. Such a great way to use left over "snippets" of paper. Smiles and hugs, Kathy

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Maxine, what a wonderful and beautiful set of cards. The sentiment and colours making them all so different. I hope you are feeling better, and your arm is behaving itself? x

Debbie said...

Beautiful set of cards!
Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Galz
Debbie - C4G DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Mia said...

They are perfect, Maxine! What a lovely selection of beautiful cards! Pleases take care of your hand, my friend. Kisses!

Leanne said...

Such pretty cards, love the flowers on each, and great you did the inside,thank you for playing our All Occasions Challenge this week, have a great day!

Leanne DT Member/KCC
Krafty Chicks Challenge

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a beautiful set of cards with the same floral and different colors and sentiments... lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Di said...

Beautiful set of cards Maxine - all the more so as they were done using one arm! Most impressed.

Di xx

R's box of dreams said...

Beautiful set of cards! They look so elegant.
Thank you for sharing them with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.


JD/ Jill said...

These cards are all so nicely done!

aussie aNNie said...

This is beautiful designs and stunning overall with great coloring of the image. ♥
Sorry for MIA, had a house full over Easter for a week xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the quartet of cards. No favorites this time. Each one is Excellent!

Hugs and Blessings

Neet said...

Why have I never thought to use my sticky mat when colouring tiny things in! Thanks for the tip.
This is a lovely set of cards and will be very useful for the recipient. Hats off to you doing them whilst you were one handed too.
Blessings, Neet xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I am in awe of your talent, Maxine. These look absolutely perfect!