Mar 22 2011

Build a Blossom Easter Card

One of the groups that I belong to has a weekly challenge that you can participate in.  You make one card and send it off to your designated partner.  In return, you get another partner's creation!  This was my card for my partner for the inspiration challenge a couple weeks ago.  Here is the inspiration photo.



And here is my card…




I loved the clean and crisp look of the inspiration photo bedroom and tried to recreate it with my card.  I started with a base of Marina Mist cardstock.  I layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Framed Tulip Impressions Folder.  On top of it, I layered another Whisper White panel that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  It was cut to fit just inside the frame.  I wrapped around some Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, then adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.


The Build A Blossom stamp set flower I stamped Pink Pirouette outline image and then Melon Mambo two-step image inside.  I made seven of them and punched with the Blossom Petals Punch.  I adhered the tips to a 1 3/4" punched circle for stability while I'm working with it. (you can slightly see the Pear Pizzazz color in between the petals).  I stamped one of the circle images from Build a Blossom with Melon Mambo on Melon Mambo cardstock and punched with the 1" Circle punch.  I popped it up in the center of the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals, then pierced a hole and added the Marina Mist Flower Brad with an added Rhinestone Jewel in the center.  This flower piece was then layered on the largest flower on the Fun Flowers Die cut from the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper (Melon Mambo print).  I stamped a couple of the outline leaf image from Build a Blossom stamp set in Old Olive on Pear Pizzazz and punched them with the Blossom Petals Punch and adhered between the two layers of flowers.  The entire flower was placed on the base card. 


Finally, I stamped Easter Wishes from Something to Celebrate Hostess Set in Basic Black on Marina Mist and punched with the Large Oval Punch and placed it right above the knot of the bow.


I think it looks pretty close to the inspiration photo, don't you?


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!

5 People have left comments on this post

Mar 22, 2011 - 01:03:01

Oh I love this card.  It is fresh and bright and happy and totally perfect. TFS

Mar 22, 2011 - 02:03:07

Your card is simply stunning!

Mar 22, 2011 - 02:03:22

I love your card, Connie.  The colors are GREAT!!

Mar 22, 2011 - 05:03:51

I totally agree with you about the clean look.  This is one gorgeous card and that Turquoise and Pink combo  really makes it pop.

Mar 22, 2011 - 09:03:15
Sue O. said:

This is a very "fresh" card.  It just looks like it wold smell clean and fresh like a beautiful spring day.