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 :)