Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Garden Bouquet

I had a little break yesterday from making Christmas and Hallowe'en cards to make a birthday card for my Aunt. I started by inking a white piece of card with 'Old Paper' Distress Ink...then stamping a Hero Arts music background stamp in Old Paper over the top...I wiped some of the ink off before stamping to create a distressed effect. I then used the watercolour technique to stamp the Hero Arts 'Garden Bouquet' over the top in 'Dusty Concord' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Inks. I embossed the purple Core'dinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder...then sanded over the dots a little. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Cupcakes' set (also by Hero Arts), the lace is from Hobbycraft, and the pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


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22 comments:

coops said...

so stunning helen.the flowers are beautiful and i love your pretty colours.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card .
Lovely colors.
Gr Elly

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Helen with a lovely image and layout x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Helen. The flowers are so pretty and I love the colours too.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

what a gorgeous card; love these colours.

downrightcrafty said...

hi Sweetie hope your okay love this so elegant soft and gorgeous super stamp of the flowers
Hugs Kate xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is so pretty .. gorgeous stamp
Lisa x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

great card love the image thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

Sashika Taylor said...

So elegant!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful! That stamp is lovely. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your beautiful card Helen.
luv
Debby

Kate said...

I do like this card it's lovely, and it's purple of course which is my favourite!

I'm impressed with your 2012 Christmas card tally, if only I was that far along with mine!

** Kate **

Gez said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Helen. The colours are just gorgeous. Lovely flowers too. Thank you for joining the latest dare this week over at the Daring Cardmakers. Hope to see you again soon. Gez

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card Helen really love this one xx

Pauline C said...

This is so delicate and pretty helen - love it!
pauline x

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge.

Christine said...

Beautiful flower card love the embossing..


Thanks for sharing at AGOAC this time

smiles Christine x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Helen, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Stephanie said...

this is beautiful...love the flowers and the colors are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday♥

Suzette said...

Sweet card, thanks for joining in this week at stamptacular challenge

Suzette

grandmabonnie said...

Helen, this is a beautiful card! Love the nature inspired look! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

sgc said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for playing along in the Critter Sketch Embossing Challenge