Monday, May 13, 2013

Hello Blooms

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    Hey, it's Holly posting today.  Are you ready for Spring?  I bet those of you with snow and frigid temperatures are more than ready.  :-)  Here's a cute flower card to usher in some spring weather.

    This is a different sized card than what I normally create.  This one will fit into a #10 business sized envelope.  I cut the orange cardstock to 9.25" by 8" and folded the 8" side in half at the 4" mark.  I added a layer of Kraft cardstock (new in the store!) which measures 9.25" x 3.25", and then a layer of white cardstock which is 9.25" x 3".

    Next, I cut a length of the Chalk White seam binding so that it would wrap around the card with a little extra so I could tie a bow.  Do you see the interesting colors on the seam binding?  See how it is pale in some areas and darker in other areas?  I love that hand-dyed quality in this seam binding.  I created that by using the fabulous Evergreen Bough Distress Stain.  It's really easy to use - just press the bottle over the ribbon and let the color flow until it is dyed to your liking.  I wanted a faded aspect to my ribbon, so I misted it with some water and scrunched it around in my hands and let it dry.

    Once my seam binding was dry, I wrapped it around the card and tied a bow in the middle.  I cut some large daisies from the Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and arranged them on the card.  Some small circles were punched from the Kraft cardstock and adhered to the centers of the daisies.  Then I die cut some letters from both the Parker Upper Alphabet and the Parker Lower Alphabet dies and spelled out "Hello" on my flowers.  

    Isn't that cute?  These colors just make me happy.  I hope this card makes you happy, too!  :-)

    Thanks, Holly!

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    1 comment:

    Debbie said...

    Your project is so cute! I like how you made your message as part of the flowers and the coloring of the ribbon. The colors on your project really compliment each other nicely.