Tuesday 6 November 2012

Apricot Daisies and Brilliant Blues

Every woman loves to receive flowers, right?  So why not send them by way of a greeting card.  This card has multi layered flowers and added dimension with gold dimensional paint.

Apricot daisies

With a change of flower colour  you can get a totally different look.

Beautifully Blue

Materials used:- Trims 30-068, Flower Gallery 30-031, Love Assortment 30-090 and Sweet Wishes 30-104.
Copics: Blue Flowers - B34, BG18, E41, BG0000, Apricot Flowers - YR01, YR12, YR78, Centres YR14, YR23, E87, Leaves G21 & G94. Spelbinders Nesting Squares and Labels Twenty three
Viva Ferro Metal Effect Colour - Precious Steel Gold, Old Gold Stickles, Gold Embossing Powder,Versamark ink, Memento London Fog, Teal Zeal and danube Blue ink. (the butterfly on the first card was given to me by a friend). Pearls and metal beads Gold and white gloss card..


Emboss some gloss white card using a nesting square die and then sponge the three memento ink colours to create the background, lay leaf stencil on card and apply dimensional gold paint.


Stamp leaf with versamark ink and emboss with gold powder.


Stamp flower onto scrap card with Memento Black ink and colour with copics. add stickles to the centre and then attach to the card with foam pads, add dots of gold with a pen and add pearls and sentiment. Add sentiment to finish off.

I just also wanted to let you know that I will not be posting or commenting so much on my blog and your blogs over the coming weeks as I have to go in to hospital for an operation, I will schedule a few things in advance when I can.

Thanks for visiting me today.
Hugs Cathy


Lin said...

Beautiful, Cathy! Love them both!

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards! Good luck with your operation.

Annette Allen said...

BEAUTIFUL cards... Love those amazing flowers..

shirley-bee said...

These are so pretty, Cathy. I love the dimension. Good luck with the op.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

your shading on the flowers is stunning it makes them feel so life like! I also have to say I LOVE how you can make funny cutesy cards one day and more serious elegant cards the next truly inspirational!

Barb said...

Wow, oh, wow! I ADORE these gorgeous cards, Cathy! I miss my flower stamps with all this Christmas card making! Beautiful coloring on both cards!

annemarks said...

Beautiful work Cathy and hope all goes well in hospital : )

Paula (PEP) said...

I hope everything goes well for you in hospital - shall be thinking of you. The use of the stencil with the leaves & flowers is gorgeous & I can't get over how different these two are yet the same.
Paula (PEP)

kiwimeskreations said...

Beatuiful card Cathy, and thanks so much for your 'tutorial'.
All the best for your hospital visit.
Blessings and prayers

Cindy C. said...

Wow these are so very pretty!

MaryH said...

Always enjoy your posts & lovely cards. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain the 'how-to', it is much appreciated. Wishing you all the best in your surgery. Hope you will have a speedy fast recovery. God Bless. TFSharing.

Joan V said...

Beautiful cards and the flowers are so pretty. Yes, women do love flowers. LOL.
Oh, sorry that you are not well. Take care and get well soon. Hope you have someone to help you out as you are recovering.

Kaypeanut said...

So very, very beautiful. Especially the apricot ones.

Therese said...

What wonderful cards Cathy! The layers that was the first thing I noticed! So many beautiful aspects of it the embossed and the stenciled leaves. And the butterfly on your apricot flower is such a nice touch. Just lovely!

Greta said...

My thoughts are with you, Cathy. Hoping for a speedy recovery. Gorgeous cards!