Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Little Flower

Yesterday, I had a plan for today. Besides doing laundry and some cleaning, I was going to make bread and cookies for Easter. Card-making was supposed to happen if I could "sneak" it in.

I was just going to just make one little ribbon flower. Making that flower was going to be my post. Then I decided to make a little card with an off-cut that I had from cutting a 5 1/2" square card.

That turned into the whole morning!
It is so very relaxing to be in the zone, coloring, making a card. I hope you enjoy my efforts!
I have yet to do the baking...but the laundry is started!

Images: "Dragonfly Tilda" by Magnolia
"Ant" and sentiments by Stampin' Up
Assorted scraps of papers
3 mini brass brads
Iridescent Stickles
"Faded Burlap" Distress Ink
MS Punch--fern

The card is a 3" by 11" off cut of cream card-stock, folded in half. The front edges of the card were sponged with the Distress Ink.
Tilda is colored with Prismacolor pencils, and her wings are accented with Stickles, after being colored with a silver pencil. I cut her out and layered her onto the card, after sewing on a green paper with rounded corners. I made 2 little flowers, the ribbon flower and a paper flower cut out of a sheet of paper called "Love Story" by Making Memories. I distressed the edge of the flower with scissors, crumpled it, and sponged the edges with Distress Ink.

I added the brad at the top, drew a dashed stitching line with a black thin-line marker, then added a little ant, popped out with foam tape for dimension. I added a little Stickles to him as well. I punched 2 fern branches to accent the flowers, and distressed them with ink. Next, a little "happy hello" tag is placed to the left of the flowers, and is popped with foam tape. (The color is a little off here...the flowers are more of a burgundy like in the first photo.)

On the inside I added a green rectangle with rounded edges that I sponged with Distress Ink, and I punched a fern in the top left corner. I made a little "for you" tab for the top edge.

Here is a shot of the inside.

Now I have to get back to finishing my chores and doing that baking. Tomorrow, I'll share an old Lenten recipe from my Italian family. See you then!


Robin said...

Super cute Tilda!!! I love how you've colored Tilda!!

Anonymous said...

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