A Cheerful Sort of Card

Let me say right off the top, Apricot is *not* my favorite cardstock color....but this image is one I did with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits....and it's been laying on my desk for quite a while. This was my first and only attempt at this technique....and once it was done I didn't know what to do with it!! SO....since I'm a nut, I decided it was too blah on white cardstock....so I cut it out leaving a tiny white border around the image. Yes, it took a while....but I do like to cut....after everyone is in bed and the house is quiet....so relaxing!! Then layering it plain cardstock seemed too blah...so the cuttlebug folder came out to give it a little help. I faux stitched this down for some edge interest. I *love* this ribbon from May Arts....it's so soft and doesn't add so much bulk when tied in a knot or bow. The pink scallop punch (SU!) is a little large for the bouquet...but I wanted to get a sentiment on there somehow!! The white punch is from the Martha Stewart collection and is pierced and layered on a red cardstock circle punch. A lowly toothpick is my flower pick....my 5yo son thought I was so silly using toothpicks on my card!! Ah well.....maybe I am!

Comments

Lorie said…
This is just so pretty! I love the little saying stick coming out of the flower pot! GREAT card!
Very stylish! You framed your flowerpot in a lovely way!
Aimee said…
I think this is very pretty....great coloring too.
Godelieve said…
Really cheerful card!
Rosella said…
This is such a pretty card, so joyful and springy. Makes me look forward to springtime!
Maria said…
Hi Michelle! I love your card. You did a wonderful job coloring and cutting the image! The toothpick is a great idea. . .it's great when we use ordinary items on our cards. . .it shows our creativity! Great job!

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria (Stampin Inspirations)
Michelle said…
What a beautiful bouquet! I love the bright colors.
Aunt T said…
You're right - this is a cheerful card. So pretty - I love the colors and the layout. Great job.

Teresa
I love it! Its beautiful - wonderful coloring.

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