Friday, January 19, 2007

How Does Your Garden Bling?

So when I sit and watch TV, I keep myself awake by playing on my laptop at the same time. I surf on the commercial breaks and last night I found myself on all sorts of cool sites. I found so many more cool things to add to my sidebars. I know you will love them too.

This particular card was inkspired by the pagemaps site. They do really cool stuff on that site -- mostly related to scrapping, but they do have a page of card sketch ideas and I fell in love with this one. I really wanted to try using my punch to create a scallop as I had never done this with it. It worked like a charm -- really easy too!!! I NEVER use prima flowers, but since I am involved in a wholesale purchase group and will be getting a bunch of these lovelies very soon in the mail, I decided to go for it. The flower paper at the bottom is by EK Success and is in the Inspirables collection. I really love it. I have used it before but I had some left over on one sheet and decided to use a piece of it here. The small flower stamped in the background in cranberry crisp, pretty in pink, and mellow moss is from the Small Sayings set that was in the mini catalog. I love this set. I find that I can use it so often. It is the PERFECT size. The little gems are just some "bling" I picked up at the dollar store -- they are even self adhesive. Can't beat that for $1. The celery polka dot ribbon was from Michaels. I love how it looks on this card. Oh, and the stems are paper pierced and then stitched with a pink gel pen that I got from my DDSS for this past round. They came from Target I think. It was a little brighter pink than the rest, but I think it looks okay. Off to stamp some more. Happy Friday -- let the creative juices flow . . . thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

14 comments:

Karen said...

This is totally adorable!!!I have that paper!Great job!

Alli said...

Manda, wow, I am stunned, this card is amazing. Love the colors, the stitching, the flowers, the scallops, everything! One of the loveliest cards I have ever seen!

Amanda said...

Alli, you are too kind! Thanks for your awesome compliment!!!!

iralamija said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! I LOVE THIS ONE!

Bety.

Lisa said...

Adorable, I was going to try the scalloped thing today too. Very cheery card! :)

Stephanie said...

I surf and watch tv at the same too. Drives my DH crazy.... Love, love this card. Very pretty.

Dawn G said...

Wowzie what a BEAUTIFUL card girlie .. Love everything about it .. Love the little bling you got in the flower centers Ya know I have yet to get any prima flowers so I may need to get some .. I love the stiching you did for the stems and all the bling on the scallops Just perfect as usual girlie .. Happy Stampin!!
xox
dawn

Anonymous said...

I love the card!! I just found your website and I am so impressed with everything you do! I really like the fact that the "stitched" stems are not really stitched. I going to have to remember that trick.

Becky

Allison said...

This is terrific...a case for sure. I will add it to my cool posts of the week! Cheers!

Debbie said...

Just totally awesome Amanda!! I love it!

Leslie said...

I love this card, very cute. I wish I had a decent * larger* scrapbook store near me. Maybe someday we will get a HL. LOL

Wife2TJ said...

What an absolutely beautiful card!

Wife2TJ said...

What an absolutely beautiful card!

Kristine said...

Oooo...LUV the primas! And that FAB paper, girl...this is such an awesome, PRETTY card! OMGoodness, this totally makes my day. I'm saving it for a CASE later on (gotta get my hands on some more primas first!!)