Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clearly in Bloom

Here’s another first for me this week – a clear card. I’ve wanted to try one for awhile but just hadn’t fit it in yet. This card by Laura at scrapnextras served as my starting inspiration point. It was almost impossible to get a good picture of the card, so I hope you can see how it all goes together.

The finished card size is 4 ¼” square, so I started with a 8 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of acetate for the base. For the inside, I adhered a 3” square piece of Summer Picnic DSP (the Pumpkin Pie Polka-Dot) to a 3 ¼” x 6 ½” piece of Whisper White. The Whisper White is folded in half (at the top) so it opens to give you a place to write your message. I added a 3 ½” square piece of Real Red to the back of the card to cover the adhesive from the inside pieces. The final touch on the inside was the for you rub-on from the Love & Happiness Sale-A-Bration set.

On the front, I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in White Stazon and added a strip of the green stripe from Summer Picnic. My green strip is 8 ½” long so it wraps around the front inside to cover the brad on the flower and any adhesive from the front– a little tip I learned from Nichole Heady’s blog, Capture the Moment. My flower is a combination of a Real Red Die Cut Bloom and Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie felt flowers. They are adhered to the DSP with a Real Red brad.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: White Stazon
Accessories: Die Cut Bloom, Felt Fusion Flowers, Real Red Brad, Love & Happiness Rub-Ons
Other: Acetate


Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, fantastic.

Ann said...

I really like those felt flowers. This is such a cute card!

Kim said...

What a great card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Carol, this is just fabulous! I love the Baroque flourish in the corner, and the colours and design are outstanding! Beautiful card!