Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pretty Spring Flowers





Oh how I would love to be able to go out and pick a bunch of flowers like this.  I think it will be a long time before we have flowers in the yard.    It snowed here all day yesterday then the winds came up and we have snowdrifts everywhere.  We couldn't even open our doors.  Our front porch is recessed from the front of the house, and covered, so we never get snow on it, but today it is covered with the white stuff!  I stood just out the door a took a picture of the far end of the porch to show you the snow that blew all the way up to the walls.  It was 12 to 14 inches deep right in front of the door.  

I am busy working on some projects I can't post right now, so I wanted to post another card I created for Heartfelt Creations.  This is a 5.5 inch square card. A 5.5 piece of yellow card stock was distressed around the edges with the Zutter Distrezz-it. A paper piercer was used to punch holes evenly around the edges. A 5 inch square was punched with the Martha Stewart "RainDrop" border punch. A piece of yellow design paper was attached to the center of this piece. The water can of flowers, HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights Precut Set,  was stamped on white card stock and cut out with a square Nestability. The edges were sponged prior to taking it out of the die. The water can was colored with a blue colored pencil and oms. Ten larger posy flowers and eight slightly smaller flowers, HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set,   were stamped and cut out with the matching dies "HCD 701 Posy Patch Diecuts" . The inside of each flower was colored with the salmon pink Copic marker and the centers colored with the yellow Copic marker. The flowers on the main images were colored the same way and the leaves were colored with two shades of green. The individual flowers that were cut out, were   shaped and layered to make them dimensional, then placed over the stamped flowers. Yellow Stickles was added to the center of each flower. A yellow bow was attached to the corner to complete the card.

Well I hope you are having  much nicer weather than we are.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I love to read your comments.




17 comments:

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Selma! Can't believe how much snow you got!

Janine said...

This is brilliant!! Love the flowers... but i don't love the snow... We are getting another 6 inches tonight...

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty Selma! The wind has died down a bit here but boy is it cold!

CraftinGranny said...

We are getting the same kind of weather here and it's suppose to snow through Saturday. I'm so ready for spring!!!! This is another stunner Selma. Beautiful reminder of the beauty to come in Spring and Summer. "Hugs" Carol

Chrissy said...

I just love your card. The 3D flowers are gorgeous.Really beautiful.
And I am sorry but I think your snow looks fabulous on your spiral...tree...bush...plant??
Your winter wont last forever, the sun is round the corner.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Dianna said...

Selma,

What a lovely spring time card. I love the watering can and the flowers look so real.....only problem is it makes me want spring to get here even sooner.

Well, Vancouver, WA your previous home town had snow today too. But you know how we get snow here...about 2 inches and the town closes down, all schools were cancelled, and by 12:00 it was all melted away...but it is so cold, and the wet stuff on the ground is suppose to freeze tonight, so the ice will now be the problem.

Beautiful card Selma.
Dianna

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Selma, this is beautiful! I've been playing with this image too. Mine is colored and waiting for me to work with it. I love the distressed edges. I don't know about the Zutter thingy. I have a Tim Holtz distresser and this looks so much better! I may have to look for one of these. Sorry you have snow, but it is beautiful!

Kerrie said...

You are more than welcome anytime to visit us, come on over!... another pretty card.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Beautiful love the flowers how you stamped and cut each one out

Donna said...

This is so pretty, Selma! I don't think I've seen that border punch before but it's adorable! We woke up to snow this morning too but not that much. I am so ready to go pick flowers in the yard but I don;t think it's going to happen too soon either. Have a wonderful weekend!

Deb said...

I know how you feel Miss Selma, we just had another 7 inches of snow, on top of an ice/snow storm, so spring in any form is welcome. And as always, your flowers make me smile!

Anonymous said...

I love this card. I have that stamp set on order. Can't wait to try it out. Heartfelt Creations are my new favorite stamps. Sorry about the weather there. It's nice & warm, 70's here in Texas.

Carol

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow! this is SO pretty! I love the 3D look of this. ;)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such a pretty design and love those flowers. Hadn't seen that MS punch........I like it!

Jose said...

Love how those flowers 'POP' out from the picture, gorgeous

Evette K. said...

You nailed this one Selma. Love those little flowers so much. I am a flower gal anyway and this is such a great card for me. Love the snow picture...we are still getting snow here (upstate NY) this am. Started very very early yesterday (4am). Yikes...we have not seen the ground since????? Are u in Ohio? Thanks for sharing this brilliant card.

Heide said...

I love your card so much better than your picture! LOL!
Your card is just beautiful, love the way you have popped the flowers, they look wonderful.

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