Happy Monday Peeps and Memorial Day for all of us here in the US.
Love this holiday, a three day weekend, the official start of summer and the day to honor our Veterans.
Today I am sharing a card made using the sketch this week on the Stamping 411 Blog.
I can not even tell you how obsessed I am with Geraniums. A fave summer flower of mine.
I think of them as old fashioned, the remind me of a favorite Aunt, she always had a flower box full of them on her front porch every summer.
I especially love the red ones, and I wanted to try to make some.
I really dislike that SU does not have some pretty old fashion flower stamps, some with clay pots or flower boxes and geraniums.......oh well! :)
I am not sure my final creation looks alot like a geranium, but I still like the outcome.
I used one of the punches from the "Itty Bitty Punch Pack" to make my flower head. I punched alot of flowers using both real read and cherry cobbler card stock. I used my cushioned foam piece from my mat pack to lay the flowers on and pressed the center in. I punched a circle with scrap paper and curled it by using the foam mat and my stylus, going around in circles from the edge to the center and then used a couple of dimesionals to add it to my base piece. I then just started gluing on my little flower heads all over the circle, overlapping to cover the circle.
I then used some always artichoke scraps to make my stem and leaves. the leaves are punched with the butterfly punch and then embossed with the square lattice EF.
The clay pots was made using some cajun craze card stock, I cut a square and then angle cut from the top to bottom to make the flower pot. I added a small strip across the top of that piece. I sponged the edges heavily with cajun craze ink.
One thing I know about geraniums is that the little flower heads fall off alot, so I added a few random flowers around the bottom of the pot.
The sentiment is from the "Petite Pairs" stamp set, I used my 1" circle and 1-1/4" circle punch for the sentiment and mat.
I colored several small pearls with a copic marker to add to the flower centers and to the corners and sentiment piece.
So what do you think, does it sorta resemble a geranium?
Well, thanks so much for stopping by and