Our daughter’s birthday is tomorrow. For a change I wanted to be prepared and not work frantically at the last-minute to get a card finished for an occasion.
The first step in choosing a direction for this card was to find just the right paper. For some reason green rang out loud and clear today, so after auditioning many options, I turned to two colors of solid green for the base and matte. I knew in my mind’s eye that I wanted a floral theme. I decided to use the 3D flower I had downloaded a few weeks ago from the Silhouette Online Store as the centerpiece. A sheet of vellum-like paper I had in my stash cried out to be used on this card, so that was my choice for the flower. My Silhouette cut out the 3 layers lickity split, then I sponged the petals with pink ink to add just the right amount of color. After a few rhinestones were added the centerpiece was complete.
Still I couldn’t get the layout just right until I found inspiration from Linda’s Stampin Loft. Linda is masterful at layout designs and I knew she would have a design that would help me on my quest. I really liked the doily backdrop on her card, yet none of the doilies I had seemed to work. My solution, I went to my trusted resource the Silhouette Online Store and found the perfect doily shape for my project.
Linda’s card was my inspiration, but I always want to use another’s card as inspiration and not entirely copy the card, so I chose to dry emboss the background, use a rhinestone swirl for the stem of the flower and omit the ribbon. I can’t even believe I’m saying “omit the ribbon” since I’m such a ribbon lover, but nonetheless not a ribbon is to be found on my card. I also chose to include one layer under the floral centerpiece rather than 2 as Linda’s card had. The final result is what you see here. I hope our daughter will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for her.
Thanks to Linda for her inspiration and thanks to you for visiting. I hope you have a very blessed day and I’ll see you tomorrow with a free cutting file.
Card Stock from Stampin Up
Vellum – Club Scrap
Rhinestone swirl from Me and My Big Ideas
Rhinestones in the center of the flower – Hobby Lobby
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up
Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug
3D Flower & Doily shapes from Silhouette Online Store
1 3/8″ circle punch from Stampin Up
Green Circle – Made the shape in my Silhouette Designer Series software
Regal Rose, Certainly Celery Classic Ink from Stampin Up
Dimensionals from Michael’s
Glossy Accents to adhere rhinestone centers