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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Distressed Flower Friend



Good Afternoon Peeps. It is getting hot again here is southwest Missouri, we had a few very nice days. It was always cool early in the morning when I would head out for my walk and then when I would walk again in the evening it was nice too. Now it is heating back up and that will curtail my walking, I just don't handle the heat very well so when it is 98 degrees out with 90% humidity, this chickie is hiding in the air conditioned house!!!!

Well, on to today's card. I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card. I had been wanting to try these cute little distressed flowers that I have seen all over the place lately. So when I saw the sketch I thought one of those flowers would be cute as the circle element shown on the sketch.

I made my flower with three circles of card stock, 2- 1-3/8 inch circles and 1-1 inch circle. The colors I used are dusty durango and crushed curry. I used my distressing tool and ran it around the edges of each circle alot. I added a silver brad to the center to hold them all together. I made my leaves by using a scrap of mellow moss cardstock folded in half and ran through my crimper. I then just cut out three leaves on the fold.

The sentiment is stamped with dusty durango and is from the All Holidays stamp set. I added the butterfly from the Happy Heart Day stamp set. I masked off the trail coming from the butterfly with a post-it note before inking it up with some black stazon. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up where i wanted it. I then, with a pencil, lightly drew in a trail to pierce. Once I pierced it I erased the pencil line. I colored the butterfly in with a blender pen and some crushed curry ink from my stamp pad.

The DS paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade DS pack and I pierced all around the designer series layer. I added a piece of dusty durango ribbon and then glued on my sentiment panel.

The flower is mounted with a couple of dimensionals and then the leaves are glued down underneath the edges of the flower. Finally I added a couple of silver sticky rhinestones to the center of the butterfly.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

16 comments:

Beverley said...

Lovely card, Love your colors combo :)

RoseOhio said...

Stunning card! I really like your flower. Thanks for sharing the directions, I am going to make some of these! I love making flowers!

Lois said...

Love the card Vicki. Especially the flowers. Very cool!!!

Dana Hatch said...

super cute!

Martha said...

beautiful, I love your flower.

LeAnne said...

I love this---how clever to add that butterfly to the sentiment! And your shabby flower is wonderful!

Jackie said...

Love this card Vicki...it's very classy!

Belinda Andrews said...

What a beautiful card - love the flower

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Gorgeous card.

Dawn Easton said...

love love love that flower girl! It's perfect!

MONICA GALE said...

Vicky this card is SUPER FAB!!! Love your distressed rose love the colours in fact I love it all. M xxx

Jaspere said...

This is great. Love how you added the butterfly and that flower. Beautiful.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so lovely. Such a beautiful flower.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love that flower and how you paper pierced the butterfly's path!

Rhonda Langley said...

Pretty card! Love the flower!

Karen Giron said...

I just love this card, Vicki! Love the little leaves made with the crimper - now that's a tool I need to dig out and use again! Fantastic job.