Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fun Day

Today was a fun day for me.  My neighbor Pat came over to learn how to make a card.  She wanted a pretty birthday card for her mother.  We spent the morning making a bunch of flowers, stopped to have lunch, then this afternoon started working on designing the card.

Pat and I both made flowers but this is the card she design and completed herself. Isn't it gorgeous!  On the aqua background, corners were punched with the Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace Corner" punch.  The pretty doily was die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Sophia's Heart"   die.  Isn't it perfect with the roses.  The large rose was created with the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom One" die.  I taught her how to sponge along the bottom edge, then "scrunch" up the spiral petals.  She had fun learning how to use the tools from the Flower Tool kit to shape her flowers.  The smaller roses so we used the  Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms" (medium) die.   The roses were die cut using light weight, white card stock, available from Joan's Gardens, and were also sponged and "scrunched" like the large rose before rolling.  The flourish at the top of the roses was die cut using the Marianne Design "Forest Branch" and small leaves from the Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" were tucked in under the flowers. The small pink butterflies are from the Memory Box "Butterfly Delights" die.  To complete the front of the card white Kaiser Craft pearls were added to the corners.  

This is the first card Pat has ever made and I think she did a fabulous job.  I know her mom will know it was made with lots of love and will think it is gorgeous.  I think Pat is really hooked on creating pretty flowers and she does plan to come back over to learn more techniques.  We had a wonderful day together.  

All the products we used to create this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One
Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms
Marianne Design "Forest Branch" (LR0150)
Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" (B178)
Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace Corner" punch
Memory Box "Butterfly Delights"
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Distress Ink 
Flower making card stock
Flower Tool Kit
Black Flower Shaping Pad



Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful card! love the flowers


Shelly Schmidt said...

I want to be your neighbor...LOL This card is just gorgeous! I am sure Pat's Mom will cherish it!

Linda R. said...

Me too! Can I live next door? Great card. It's hard to believe you started those roses with white paper. The colors turned out just perfect! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Love it
Pat Du Toit

The Other Patti Sue said...

She did an absolutely amazing job! I bet you got her hooked {grin}!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning! Eye popping! I want to be your neighbor too! You just knock my socks off with your creativity Selma! You are such a great salesperson for Joan. LOL.
Salem, OR

Anonymous said...

Pat, YOUR card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Sorry I didn't read the description first and gave credit to Selma.
Salem, OR

Caroline D. said...

I want to be your neighbor too!! :o) Pat did an incredibly beautiful job!! This card looks like it could be yours!! Please share with her all the compliments she's getting!! Hopefully she is already hooked on card making and will become a stamper! The Sophia's Heart die is one of my favorites!

Olga said...

saw this on Pinterest, it's gorgeous!!!! She did a fantastic job!!!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is an absolutely beautiful card! Pat did a superb job for her first try. I wouldn't want to show the first card I ever made. :)

Hellilote (YanChik) said...

Прекрасная открытка!

Joan Fricker said...

You did a fabulous job teaching Pat how to make the flowers. How fun to have a neighbor that loves your craft.

Counting the days until you arrive!!!


isobel said...

I also wish to be your friend, what a lovely card Pat made, thank you again for your efforts.

Anonymous said...

lovely work Selma, thanks for the scrunching idea for the roses...
Angie from Melbourne


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