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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Birthday Flowers

It seems ages since I posted anything here, ( well it is nearly a month actually ), I have been busy making Christmas cards and just haven't got round to the blogging. Anyway after just over a two week card making marathon they are all done and just need writing ready to post. I also have a load of family birthdays at this time too, three in November, four this week ,one next week and one more to do before the end of the month. Today I am showing you these two flowery cards that I made for my sister and sister in law for this week.
For this first one I stamped the rose from Chocolate Baroque onto white card and coloured it with colour soft pencils, and then trimmed it down and lightly shaded the background with spun sugar Distress Ink, and then mounted it onto some brown pearlised card.I cut some green pearlised card to fit the front of my base card and cut the scalloped edge with a Memory box die, and tied a pink organza ribbon around it before sticking to the card. I fixed the rose panel in place and then stamped and mounted the sentiment to match and fixed it place with foam pads.

For this one I started  in much the same way by stamping the poppy onto white card. This is also a Chocolate Baroque stamp as are the other stamps used on this card.The flowers were coloured with pencils and the background shaded with bundled sage DI, and mounted on a darker brown pearlised card. The base card is folded  from a light green pearlised card. I positioned the prepared image to left hand side and stamped the grasses and small butterflies at the side with Versafine olympia green ink. The larger butterfly was stamped, coloured and cut out and fixed on with silicon glue.

I am entering this at
 Crafty Bloggers Network- Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges- Pocket Full of Posies

 Thank you for taking a look, I appreciate your comments.