Yes, yes, I know, another flowery card this week... Hope I haven't bored you with all my girly cards yet!
Well, if I can blame someone for my obsessive infatuation of flowers, it will be my dearest mum (love you mum, but the truth will out one of these days, LOL). Yep, my mum really loves gardening and she always decorates our house with flowers, fresh or plastic :). But since I have neither the time nor the green thumb she does; making girly, flowery cards is a perfect enough outlet for me :).
Anyway, I've mentioned in one of my previous posts that both my parents' birthdays are coming up in August. So I made this birthday card for my mum, and I thought this digital stamp of two lilies that I made earlier this week is perfect for her. I printed it on heavy white cardstock and colored it with water color pencils.
I used Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #45 for the pattern, and the color theme was taken from Color Throwdown #103... but the red turned out to be much too pink... :(.
I also wanted take part in the Digital Tuesday Challenge #69, Dazzle Me, so I used one of my most favorite SEI papers, Mimosa Sangria glitter paper. Unfortunately my photos don't really show off the glittery texture of the paper, sorry ladies!! :) :) But don't worry, I've got three Prima Marketing jewel drops to add some sparkle!
I made a flower embellishment from cotton crochet lace and added a plastic brown button--tied to the flower using a piece of jute string--to finish off. That made up seven elements that I used for this card, people: cardstock, patterned paper, digital stamp, jewel drops, cotton lace, plastic button and jute string. Yayyy, I get to submit this card to Practical Scrappers' Challenge too, which is to use 7 items or more on my card!!
Well, all that said, I'm also submitting this post to Stamp Something's Weekly Challenge, albeit last minute (I literally a few hours left on the clock for its InLinkz submission, LOL!). Their challenge this week is to make a flowery design, and I think this card is a perfect candidate :) :). Last but not least, I am also posting this entry to Dutch Dare Card Challenge #83, Anything Goes.
Thanks so much for visiting, do visit again for another one of my posts this weekend!!
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