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


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.

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