I wanted to make some cards that are sort of multi purpose. Cards that are a bit uplifting to mail to a friend going through a tough time...or pressed into service as an inspirational Birthday card by stamping a Bday sentiment inside. I am making a dozen of this style of card...some have whitewashed butterflies, others have birds, others just a framed sentiment.
The DP I used here is a new look for me. I have never been a huge fan of peach...but it is growing on me! I bought a few new outfits for my upcoming vacation and they have a definite peach trend. When I saw these Prima 6 x 6 paperpads with a splash of peach scattered here and there...I took the plunge.
I've also managed to fulfill a couple of crafty goals with this one. Remember that one of my New Years goals was to make some cards that used up some flowers...well, some of the flowers I used on this card are years old!
Remember those little glass jars of Prima flowers...you know...we all had them! I managed to use a few of them here. I layered them with some kraft smaller flowers that came from the dollar store about 10 years ago. Wish I had bought 10 packages as they are my fave, teensy flower.
I also managed to slide in another NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)...the pretty chipboard butterfly was from a chipboard package from the Michaels $1.00 bins. I am a bit of a sucker for those bins...and I have buckets of "schtuff" to prove it...time to use some of it up!
I also cracked open a bottle of ivory acrylic paint...left over from those days when I painted wooden Christmas crafts. Another NBUS as the lid was still sealed! I distressed the die cut label and the butterfly with this cream paint. I like the vintage, shabby chic look it created.
Card base and Envelope - from my stash Michaels, Recollections brand 5 1/2 square, white textured
DP - Prima Lyric collection
Card stock - snippets of kraft cardstock from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Impression Obsession flag dies
Chipboard - NBUS from my stash, Michaels dollar bins
Bling - teensy diamonds from my stash
Flowers - Very old Prima, and dollar store kraft teensy ones
Paint - NBUS acrylic cream paint
Word letters - Bo Bunny cardstock stickers
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sister Act - Always Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday - use an encouraging word
Thought I would close with some photos of what is blooming right now in my garden. I snapped these photo just before we left. I did not want to chance that any would be finished when we returned, and then I would have no memory of them!
In spite of digging them all up and dividing them this spring, the daylilies are still blooming great guns...
While I do have a few more colours, some are not blooming yet as they were chosen to bloom later so as to stagger the blooms in the garden.
One clematis is in bloom, soon to be followed by the one on the other side of the garden!
And finally, if anyone recognizes this plant, could you let me know the name...It is about 4 or 5 feet high and grows from tuberous roots. Bees just love it...it is usually covered in 30 or more bees. They keep so busy here on this plant that they leave the patio alone. We can eat supper al fresco and they do not come over to bug us! The pink is a true fushcia pink colour...the colour here is a bit off as that fence is actually sort of an orangey, redwood shade.