Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rolled Flowers

I had high hopes for stamping a lot of cards yesterday...I'm just happy that I finished ONE! My son was home sick from school so I cancelled my subbing job because he had to stay home alone sick already the day before. Then, my daughter's school called to come pick her up - she was ill as well! I did get to snuggle on the couch though and watch Aliens in the Attic with him, and an episode of The Hills with her.

While I sat, I fiddled with some paper to make the Rolled Flowers featured in this week's SCS newsletter. If you missed the tutorial, you can find it here. The first go around, I threw out my efforts. I used a thinner paper, DP on one side only. But when I tried again with cardstock, I was very happy with the end results.


Once I had the flower completed, I needed something to go with it! The rest of the card came together pretty quickly as I added a few layers here and there, between loads of laundry. That's the nice thing about combining a laundry room and stamp room, you can multi-task!

Fabulous Frames made a great focal point and I am sad to see More Abundance retiring so I wanted to feature it one more time here! This set is great for both scrapbooking and cardmaking...I love it!

I have seen a lot of prisma flowers at Michaels covered with the chunky glitter - here it helps hide any "imperfections" in my flower!


Card Materials:
Stamps: More Abundance, Fabulous Frames
Accessories: text paper, CB embossing folders, Sizzix vine die, crystal lacquer and chunky glitter

Don't forget that The Angel Company has brought back it's FREE gift with purchase stamps during the May/June Jubilation. And on a side note, the baby birds have hatched in the nest underneath my clematis plant...it's so cute to see them with their beaks open wide!

9 comments:

Juliet A said...

I love everything about this card except the book page. Patterned paper with some color would be better I think.

I will have to try these flowers, but I don't want to have to buy more glitter!

Chris said...

Hm...you could be right. :) The colors are awful though because it's about to rain here and I just wanted to get it photographed and posted. Rush, rush...

Kellyismyangel said...

I like the flower a lot! Very nice. I like the embossed paper too! Great card!
-Kelly R.

Myrna said...

Chris,
Sorry the kids were sick.
Love the colors and those flowers are so much fun to make. The blue is so lovely.
Take care.
Myrna

Barb said...

Great card, Chris... LOVE the flower :)

Laurie said...

Chris this is SO pretty! I love that background paper and the flower is perfect!!

Cheryl said...

I love this card. Really -- so rich looking. The colors are beautiful!

Danni said...

Oh you did such a fabulous job on the flower! Gorgeous! What a wonderful card!

Annette said...

What a wonderful card Chris! I love the embossed background and your flower is awesome, love the added glitter too! Hope your kids are feeling better. :)