Thursday, May 27, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

These were made for an online swap group. We were to make a card relating to showers and one to flowers... Here's my shower card for April... The rainboot stamp is from Studio G...$1 bin at the box store a while back. I have no idea where the sentiment came from, I have had it at least 3-4 years. I cut an oval and attached some clear embossed Bermuda Bay cardstock for a wet looking puddle. I drew ripples (that's what they are supposed to be...LOL!) with my white gel pen. The boots are stamped and covered in Crystal Effects. I used my Bermuda Bay marker to make splashes, which are dotted with Crystal Effects. I LOVE this sentiment and was glad to discover it deep in a box in the garage:)

Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Whisper White, other than stamps...all materials are SU!

On to the May Flowers...

Now, this was a FUN card to make. This is NOT my original idea, though I wish I were this creative! I found a card very similar to this with this amazing flower idea on a SU Demo Forum. The lady who I was inspired by is LeAnn Gaff, who was inspired by Beth Prout. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and these women did such a beautiful job that I had to try it out! The flower petals are the 3/4" circle punch, overpunched with the Large Oval. The stem is a segment of the Wide Oval, and the leaf is the 1" circle punch, segmented. The center of the flower is the largest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch, and in the center of that is a Filigree Designer Brad. The background is the NEW SU Impressions Folder called Square Lattice. I LOVE this new folder! Tons of punches used on this card, including the Modern Label, which frames the sentiment. I cannot wait to make more of these!

Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Punches Galore :)
All SU on this card!


  1. Fabulous cards! I love the rainboots and quote...but then again we're just a bunch of puddle jumpers in our house. LOL

    What a creative use of the punches to make flower petals. I love it!

  2. Holy cow...I can't believe all the punches that are used in this, but I LOVE IT! :) Very inspiring!

  3. Love the rainboot card. You never know what you might find in that $1 bin. The flower card is just amazing!

  4. Beautiful cards-love that flower!!

  5. awesome ideas! thanks for sharing them!!