Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Life Is Blessed

This is Flourishes Release Week Noon Time Challenge: Day 2. Today's challenge is: Framed! 
I think yesterday's card would have fit this challenge better, but oh well :)

I used the sentiment from Flourishes "Spring Bouquet" set with the butterflies from Flourishes "Gerbera Daisies" and "Clematis and Butterflies" sets. I colored the butterflies in with Tombows and cut them out with my craft knife. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used the following Spellbinders dies: Lacy Circles, Labels #18, Fancy Tags #2, and Fancy Tags #3, all sponged in "Antique Linen" Distress Ink. The flower is from Prima and the small pearl flourish is from Zva.

This is for my Mother-In-Law's Birthday, this Sunday. Mom loves non fussy cards, but embraces strong colors and some feminine touches. So balancing all of those ideals, for her, was pretty hard to do. I think it has the strong color she loves, but not so strong it's hard to enjoy :) I threw in a small flourish of pearls in there to add some some elegance, and the flowers and butterflies represent her love of gardening :) I think this card will make her smile.  Happy Birthday, Mom :)


  1. This too is a wonderful card. I am amazed by the detailed coloring in the butterflies, they take on a new look combined with your flower. Great design on your card!!

  2. This is incredible Amanda.. I LOVE the way you used your dies. Great job. She is going to treasure this. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

  3. Amanda, thank YOU for always leaving such kind comments on my blog.
    I LOVE this card. All your creations are always amazing. Boy...everything about this card is incredible.
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Beautiful shaped card Amanda. Love the flowers too. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.


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