Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Felt Flowers

I've had the Felt Fusion flowers on my wish list since the new Stampin' Up! catalog came out, and I'm so glad I put them on my last order. They are so fun to play with! Hopefully there will be even more colors in the next catalog.

I played around with the layout of this card for quite awhile before I finally settled on this one. It was one of those cards I had to just step away from for awhile. Not that it was a really complicated card, but my original idea just wasn't coming together the way I wanted it to. I'm happy with the end result though.

The card is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" with a base of Basic Black. The focal piece is a 2 3/4 x 3 1/8" piece of Whisper White layered on Basic Black and then on Old Olive. I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in Old Olive and then added the Pumpkin Pie Die Cut Bloom and Rose Red and Old Olive Felt Flowers. The flowers are adhered with Black Vintage Brads. The bottom edge of each of the pieces was torn before they were adhered together, and I added the "just because" sentiment from the Love & Happiness rub-ons and some additional black brads.

The middle piece is a 4 1/4 x 2" strip of Summer Picnic DSP. I love that Old Olive striped pattern! A piece of Basic Black grosgrain was adhered in the middle of the DSP.

Overall, it's a fairly simple card, but I really love the bright colors of the flowers with the Basic Black.

Recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Die Cut Bloom, Rose Red and Old Olive Felt Fusion Flowers, Black Vintage Brads, Basic Black Grosgrain, Love & Happiness Rub-Ons

4 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is beautiful, love those felt flowers and those wonderful swirls.

Nancy Riley said...

Carol, this is another AMAZING design! Love the dramatic impact the black has with the Old Olive. Top Notch card, my friend!!!

Michelle said...

Ooohhh, this is gorgeous! I love it!

a bit of this a bit of that said...

Allow me to repeat what everyone else has said: this is a wonderful card!