Saturday, August 30, 2008

Porcelain Flowers

Well, I surprised myself and found time to stamp already this weekend! I kind of thought I wouldn’t be adding a card for a few days, but here I am – so thanks for stopping by.
The unusual color combination is due to the flowers that I used. They were sent to me from Thailand. They came with wire posts which I broke off, and then filed the bottoms down flat. The flowers themselves are kind of porcelain, or something – I’m not sure what. But I thought they were very pretty and I’m happy that I finally used them!

The stems are stamped by inking just some of the stems and leaves from Close as a Memory with Mellow Moss on shimmery white paper. I cut and embossed the rectangle with a Rectangle Nestability. The matting is simply cut with my paper trimmer – Pacific Point and Lavender Lace. I embossed the bottom of the card with Dotted Swiss, added scored lines with my Scor-Pal, and added a strip of Pacific Point embossed with a Cuttlebug border folder. I thought I could make a card without Dotted Swiss, but I couldn’t! I had to use Dotted Swiss to coordinate with the dotted ribbon. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. The card base is Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White.

I have added a close-up of the flowers. Definitely not a “mailable” card – at least not without a padded envelope.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Lynette! I also love this color combination! This is definitely a card that you have to hand deliver!

Linda Woodward said...

This is a beautiful card as always. I love all your cards. Anyone would be proud to be a recipient of this card. Maybe you could hand deliver it to me LOL.

Natasha said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Wow!

Thanks for the tip on coffee filters by the way, I'm going to give it a try!

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the color combo and the flowers! And the dots! :)