Friday, 7 January 2011

Flower Card for the Critter Sketch Challenge #46

Good morning. I obviously am trying to be optimistic and think of Spring as this is my second flower based card of the week. It is just such a shame that it is snowing outside (again)!

The base dark green card was cut with the largest of the Grand Square Scalloped Nestabilities using my new Grand Calibre machine (a Christmas present to myself!).

The background was cut with the same, but 2 sizes smaller, from a sheet of card which I coloured with various green chalk inks, sprayed with 2 colours of green Glimmer mists and stamped with the snowdrop stamp from Sheena Douglass using Bottle Adirondack ink.

The main snow drop image and the gorgeous sentiment (a Clarity stamp) were stamped on watercolour card with Versamark and embossed with gold WOW powder. The snowdrops were coloured with Aquamarkers and the edges of both tinted with Shabby Shutters Distress ink. They were both cut out with Nestabilities and mounted on gold mirror card also cut with Nestabilities.

The vertical strip is green mirror card with a thinner strip of gold mirror card added on top. The horizontal piece of card is the same as the base card with decorative corners added with a Fiskars corner punch.

The whole card was assembled with double sided tape except for the image which was mounted with foam pads to make it stand out. A gold ribbon bow and three gold pearls were added as the finishing touches to complete the card against the requirements of the sketch. I do hope you like the finished effect.

Challenge link: Critter Sketch Challenge #46


  1. Oh Shirl, your not the only one looking forward to the Spring, and your card is gorgeous, love your colour choice it makes me feel better just looking at it.
    We had some snow last night here, but the rain is falling and its going quickly thank goodness.
    Love the photo to.
    With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. We had snow today as well... liking this card though, really love the deep greens on it, lovely colour.
    Ben's card arrived today by the way, so I'll pass it on tomorrow!

  3. Love all of the wonderful green in your card! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch challenge.Great take on the sketch!

  4. stunning card! love the scallop shape. thanks for playing the critter sketch challenge.

  5. So pretty and beautiful background! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!


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