Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop Day 2

Today we are celebrating flowers, I love flowers and am starting to wonder if our small flowers we planted will make it through the awful storms we have had here in Memphis with record rains and flooding. If you popped in to see what I am showcasing on my blog I am so glad you did and if you came to participate in the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop then you are in the right place if you came from VinDeeoo's This'n That! Blog and if you would like to start at the beginning please go to Kathryn's Creations With Kathryn.

Here is the second card that I made for day 2 of the hop, I used a Hero Arts Background Luscious Ledger Stamp and Walnut Distress Stain. If you haven't tried the stains I would highly recommend them for stamping, all you do is rub them right over your image and stamp. It is so easy.

All of my flowers are made by hand. The rosettes are circles that you tear by hand. Tear into a spiral, take the outside edge with a pair of tweezers, start wrapping the paper around the end of the tweezers, once you get it started remove from the tweezers and finish rolling, allow it to release a bit and then glue to the base bottom. The other flower is punched twice from the blue scallop Marvy punch, take your scissors and cut toward the center of the circle, I added a little Rock Candy Distress Paint to the two pieces and tipped them up a bit and allowed them to dry. Once they were dried I added a gemstone to the center; also some pretty ribbon, a metal embellishment, some twine and so fun leaves.

I have had a thing for butterflies lately and just had to add this one to my card.

Can you see the flowers that are also on the Hero Arts Luscious Ledger Background stamp, all I can say is it is definitely luscious. I hop you have enjoyed the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop and continue along the way to Scraps To Treasures Blog with Monica. I am sure you have found lots of wonderful projects from the talented designers that have participated. I would love for you to become a follower of my blog and I love the sweet comments that everyone leaves.


  1. Oh, so very pretty!!! I love the butterfly with the open wings. I really need to try that with one of my next one. Great card and love the look. TFS


  2. This is sharp... I really like the vintage feel of this... Hey I've got to ask you in your picture where did you get flower holder that your using to hold it up? I can't remember the name of it right now either... It's 7 mins to 2 in the morning my brain is sleepy.... can you pretty please email that to me...

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  3. Gorgeous! Love the flowers and the butterfly!
    Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  4. this is gorgeous! I just love those handmade flowers! Beautiful!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  5. You did a great job on those flowers! We(our club) did these flowers once and it's amazing what can be done with a little "twisting and turning"! However I have to admit, my favorite is the butterfly, I think it just makes your card extra special. By the way, I need to try the distress stain it looks great!

  6. sorry, I forgot my to include my email!

    17eroses at gmail dot com

  7. OMG I LOVE this card. It is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  8. Beautiful card.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  9. Very pretty!

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  10. Gorgeous--I really like this!! The ledger stamp is awesome. That with the background papers add so much to the finished card. can i have it??!!

  11. Beautiful Card and Hope that your Day has been a Good One!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com