Thursday, 1 November 2012

Flowery Notelet Set & Birthday Card

I have a birthday card and notelet set to share today...I made this last week for my Nan's birthday which is later this month. I've used some of my favourite flowery stamps ('Garden Bouquet' & 'Blooming Meadows' by Hero Arts, and 'Agapanthus Clusters' by Stampendous) and the watercolour technique with Distress Inks, to make a really simple set...


For the birthday card, I used 'Blooming Meadows'...inked in too many colours of Distress Inks to remember. For the background I embossed plain white card with a couple of Cuttlebug folders (the ever faithful 'Swiss Dots' and 'Kassie's Brocade'). The sentiment stamp is from the 'Cupcakes' set by Hero Arts...and I added a piece of green twill (by October Afternoon) to make it look like a rosette. To take the edge of all the white, I inked everything with 'Old Paper' Distress Ink.


The 'notelets' are little 4x4 card blanks from Papermania...my Nan likes writing to people...but doesn't like to have too much space to fill! I made a simple box, and used 'Garden Bouquet' inked in all the same colours as on the birthday card on the outside...


The notelets inside use all three flowery stamps, but this time I used single colours for the flower parts of the stamp on each card (far too time consuming to do them in multicolour, as I made 12 of these!) Again I inked around the edges using 'Old Paper'...here's a photo of them all:


Challenges for this set:

12 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creations.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous helen I love the colours. Caroline xxx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, these are fab, Helen. Love the stamps and the colours. Love, Wilma

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Helen. I love all the flowers and colours.
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Wow Helen they are stunning x

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous sweetie...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Nana Donna said...

Helen these are awesome, I love how you colored and stamped must take a lot of patience Wonderful gift

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen these are stunning - i bet your nan will be delighted. Thanks so much for the fabulous Hallowe'en card you sent me - so cute !! :-) and glad yours arrived ok.
hugs
Pauline x

NGCARDS said...

These are gorgeous hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

Sabrina Chaoskueken said...

Adorable - I love the colorful image and all the elegant cards!

Thank you for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)

xx Sabrina

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely cards thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations with our Celebration challenge, great set

shell said...

Gorjuss cards hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx