Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Flowing Floral Basket

Hello!  I have what I call a "phone pal" (instead of a "pen pal") that I have been friends with for many years. This is someone I've never met but had work related telephone conversations with frequently over the many years that I worked. Over time this led to a friendship and continued even into retirement and beyond where we would call each other and send birthday and Christmas cards. My "phone  pal's" birthday is this month and this is the card I made for her.

Using white card stock I die cut a panel with a rectangular cross stitch die. This would be my focal panel. Next I die cut a garden fence in white card stock and adhered it to my focal panel. A die cut grass edge was added to the base of the fence.

The basket was cut in kraft card stock and then sponged with Distress Oxide ink. It was adhered to the fence with dimensionals.  Next, the two (2) flower branches were die cut in green and the little flowers in violet card stock. Yellow card stock was used to create the flower centers. The little flowers were adhered to the branches which were then positioned and adhered to the panel.

To complete the scene, I added some die cut butterflies in violet, adding Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer. As a final touch a watering can was added which was die cut out of silver metallic card stock, sponged with gray ink, positioned and adhered to the fence at an angle.

For the last step, the focal panel was matted with violet card stock followed by white card stock and then adhered to the white base card both of which were cut with stitched rectangles dies. This last step completed my project.

Here is a list of products used:

Card Stock:  GKD White, Vibrant Violet, Kraft, Wild Dandelion, Shimmering Silver; SU Garden Green
Ink:  Distress Oxide Vintage Paper
Dies:  Sue Wilson Garden Circle Scene, Frantic Stamper Flower Basket, Bent Blossoming Branch, Avery Elle Butterflies, Leane Creatief Watering Can.
Other:  adhesive, dimensional tape, Wink of Stella pen, 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.  Any and all comments are most welcome and appreciated.

Until next time....make it a great crafting day!


Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and well designed. A wonderful Spring card.

Judy Woodland said...

This is just beautiful, Olga. All your cards are so lovely and tasteful. You have a wonderful eye for color and design. I LOVE this!