Hi Girls! I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Are you enjoying FALL temperatures? Here in Phoenix, we actually stayed under 100 degrees for the past few days :) My sister & I rode our bicycles around 6:30 am & today it was cold enough to wear leggings & a long sleeve shirt! BRRR I made this card today for my sister but she doesn't know it yet! She has expressed how she misses ALL the cards that I make using flowers & has been encouraging me to make another tissue paper flower card! So this one is for you Tina, my Dearest, Sweetest, Bestest Sister/Girlfriend :) Many Hugs & Kisses! (I have 6 sisters & 4 brothers, Tina is 10 yrs my senior but closest to my heart. We lost our Mom 6 years ago, so Tina is the next BEST thing!
On to the card: I managed to incorporate 3 challenges with this one! In no particular order: 1. For Sketch inspiration, I used Kisa's fabulous World Card Making Day Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You, 2. For Color inspiration, the beautiful color combo from The Color Throwdown, CTD62 & 3. Challenge #18 - Three Dimensional from Pile it on (I think my Blossom covers that one!) I have only used this Spellbinders Blossom die once before & this week, Kristin over at Mindless Creativity inspired me to pull it out, dust it off & use it! Whether you are looking to play in some fun challenges or if you are just looking for some inspiration, I recommend visiting all of the sites that I have mentioned here! I'd love to know if you have a near & dear sister? Be Sweet!
Here is my Hello Friend card:
I have to confess, when I first saw these colors, I though YIKES what the heck am I going to do with those?! Then today, Tina suggested I make a Tissue Paper Flower card. Blink! The light bulb went off! Mums are in FULL blossom this time of year & that is what I had pictured in my mind!
To make this Tissue Paper flower, I inked up my brayer with SU Rich Razzleberry ink, rolled it on some tissue paper from my stash, cut a stack of about 8 squares in each pile to fit the 3 different size Spellbinders Blossom nesties, then ran it through my die cut machine! That is basically it, I have said in the past that I will make a video & I will. It is super easy, yet looks so RICH & ELEGANT.
I sewed a Basic Grey rusty button in the center, then fluffed it up! It just POPS off the card! I used the Making Memories tag maker to make a custom tag! When my DH saw the tag maker, he was confused & asked if it was a new toy! I confessed I bought it about 2-3 years ago & never took it out of the package until today! It is pretty cool! Girls, don't be afraid to try something new!!!!
Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, Flower Garden Paper: SU Old Olive, Basic Grey, Rich Razzleberry, Really Rust, Very Vanilla Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, VersaMark Sprinkles: Spellbinders Blossom Die, EK Success punches, Making Memories tag maker, Basic Grey button, Offray ribbon, SU silver cord, Cuttlebug Textile Texture, generic silver embossing powder