Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunflower Card in Orange and Green

Sunflower and Butterfly Card and Envelope

One of the reasons I like making cards so much is because they’re a  way to show someone you’re thinking about them. I feel like I can send some of myself along with the card and hopefully the recipient feels that.

We have a family friend who’s going through some health issues so I thought this card might brighten her day. I started with a Magenta brand Sunflower stamp which I stamped on white cardstock using black pigment ink.

Magenta Sunflower Closeup

I filled in the flowers with colored pencils and then went over lightly with a complementary alcohol ink pen. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens.

Sunflower and Butterfly Card

I chose an orange damask print paper and a green script paper, (both Recollections from Michaels) and covered the front of my 5x7 card as shown. I guess tearing paper is my “signature” card style.  Mounted my sunflower panel to scraps of the same papers, and finished with pieces of self adhesive scrapbook borders, coordinating ribbon, and a piece of washi tape.

Since I hate wasting pretty paper, I usually add some of it to the envelope. No reason the envelope can’t look nice too right?

Sunflower and Butterfly Card and Envelope

6 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous card Carol. Sorry have not been visiting much lately but life has been ultra busy at the moment. Hugs Annette x

Shawna said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is gorgeous!!

lindalou said...

Wow, this is just beautiful. What a great idea to add a little something to the envelop. I have never thought of that.

I'm not much of a tearer. I don't think I do it well, but I always like it on your cards.

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous. I am not familiar with alcohol ink pens, and I love the effect. The torn edges make it, stunning.
Jenna

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