Thursday, 27 January 2011

Geraniums, a Card for 2 Challenges

Good morning. Here we are, Thursday again....which means it will soon be Friday and hence the weekend.

Here is a lovely card for two challenges: Crafty Creations - Let's Heat It Up and Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #38 - Flubbers.

For the first challenge it needed such things as heat embossing, warm colours or something to remind us of warmer places so I heat embossed a Geranium stamp (Elusive Images), which reminds me of all the window boxes in France in the summer, and used lots of warm sunny colours. For the second challenge - Flubbers means flowers so the Geraniums and the hand-made embellishments fit the bill.

The stamped and embossed image (brass WOW powder) was water coloured with Aquamarkers and a water brush. It was cut out with a Nestie and the edges worked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. A slightly larger cut out was made from a coppery card to frame it.

The orange and yellow flowers and leaves were cut out in various sizes with a Cricut /Gypsy, layered up and a gem added for the centres.

The easel card was made from 3 large Grand Nestie scalloped circles (about 6" diameter) layered with slightly smaller ones. The central circles are made from a gorgeous hand-made, thick, textured paper, cut out with a Nestie and over sprayed with copper mica mist.

Everything was assembled with D-S tape, foam pads and adhesive to give the creation you see before you.


  1. Beautiful card, and yes it reminds me of those windowboxes full of geraniums in France too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  2. Hi Shirl, love your flubbers never heard that expression before, but your card is gorgeous and it does look so warm and pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. I loved your easel card!



  4. this is lovely, well done on such a great creation

    thank you for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

    Judie xx

  5. this is really pretty . thanks for sharing this with us at craftycreations.

  6. Aww this is just lovely!
    love the image and those flowers are fab!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this time!
    Hugs Melly xxx


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