Thursday, December 30, 2010

Floral Thank You

After not making anything but Christmas cards for a while it feels a bit strange but great to be making other types of cards again!

I was lucky to have won a prize in a random draw on the Die Cut Divas group and Maureen was very generous and sent me lots of gorgeous goodies including the beautiful Good Thoughts stamp set. Thanks again Maureen!

Floral Thank You
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Good Thoughts & Dolls.

In the photo the white card has a pink tinge on it which it doesn't have in real life - I hope it's because of the foggy weather we've having here today and not that my camera is about to die!

I stamped the image twice on watercolour paper and coloured the flowers and leaves with watercolour pencils. Then I machine stitched the stems on the leaves and layered some of the flowers. To add some shine I applied a layer of Glossy Accents to all the petals and green leaves. Since I had the sewing machine out I decided to add lines of stitching in green, purple and pink to the background.



Most of the time as I’m making a card I chop and change things as I go along and this one was no exception. After adding the stitching I decided to emboss the background with my Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. I just hoped for the best that the embossing wouldn’t distort the stitching too much but it doesn’t seem to have moved it much at all.

12 comments:

Kerry said...

What a beautiful card Heather - so much gorgeous detail, I hope some one very deserving of your talents recieves this one.

Patricia said...

So beautiful card Heather I love the stitching and the glossy accents on your flowers and leaves =P

Brenda said...

Beautiful! I love all these fun colours, and your added stitching is wonderful! Yes, I am glad to not be making any more XMas cards, enough!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card, heather! i agree, it is kinda strange, but nice to be making something other than a christmas card! happy new year!

Karen said...

What a pretty card! I enjoyed reading about how the design evolved. I stamp like that too. This is a wonderful, fresh card.

Barb said...

Gorgeous, Heather! So nice to see a summery image! Love your coloring and shine!

Dawn said...

such a lovely card Heather, Love the way you used the sewing machine for the stems. Very clever. Also like how you raised the petals.

Tiffany said...

Very pretty, love how gentle the petals looked with a little lift on their edges!

Trinh said...

This is pretty, Heather! Love the soft colors & stitching. Hope you have a happy new year with your family!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous stitching and the cut out of the flowers is a beautiful touch. Beautiful card.

Deirdre said...

GORGEOUS.... Happy New Year to you and your family. Wishing you all things great for 2011. Deirdre

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty flowers, Heather. Hugs.

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