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Monday, May 6, 2013

Floral Delight...

Don't know what it is about old canning jars... I have a collection of blue ones from the old farm in Iowa and when I see an image of one, I have to have it!  I have empty jars stamps that I put bugs in (for a "Sorry about the bug you caught" sentiment) and to stuff with candy images, etc.  And now this image called "Flower Jar" from Bugaboo.  Perfect!  This will do nicely for Monday's Craft Your Passion challenge "Floral Delights".  I used two coordinating papers from Basic Grey and embellishments that kind of melt into the background so even though the details are there, the image remains a strong focal point.  The image was printed out twice, colored with Copics, fussy cut the flowers and layered them with foam tape for dimension.  (You can see that more in the close up below.)
The edges of all the panels have been inked with Distress Inks, the sheer orange ribbon with satin edges was added, the three graduated buttons and finally the lace ribbon around the bouquet.   The label  on the jar is empty so I added a simple "Enjoy" sentiment from a rubber stamp set.

This card is so versatile -
for Mother's Day, a Birthday or Just Because!

This card should be eligible for the following
Crafty Sentiments - The Letter B (Blue jar, Blooms, Buttons)
Digital Tuesday #208 - distressing
Simon Says - Happy Mail
Dilly Beans - for Mom
Fussy and Fancy #88 - Anything Goes
Basic Grey #93 - Mix and Match (GDT)
2 Sisters #142 - Bingo Bash (die cut, sentiment and flowers)
Aud Sentiments #79 -  Happy Birthday Sentiment
Crafty Ribbon #44 - Anything Goes with Ribbons
One Stitch at a Time #162 - Anything Goes
Pile It On #18 -  For a Mom
Robyn's Fetish #158 - Spring Colors
Clear It Out - Anything Goes & 2 or more patterned papers
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Flower Jar" by Bugaboo; "Enjoy" is from a rubber stamp set- source unknown.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey's "Indie Bloom" collection; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Focal Panel has been die cut with Spellbinders; Ribbons, lace & buttons are from stash.
INKS: "Old Paper" & "Tea Dye" Distress Inks were used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Love the image and great colours!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  2. Very beautiful! Love the bright colors and the papers are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  3. Fantastic card love your colour choices, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. Hi Ginny,
    your card is amazing. I love the coloring and the way you used the lace.
    xxx Michelle

  5. Your card IS beautiful, love that image! I'm sorry, but the challenge at Dilly Beans requires the word "Mom" or "Mother's Day" this week. Please do try again! :)

  6. Gorgeous colors - made a very lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge.

  7. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the B challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments.
    Cathy xx

  8. Gorgeous card Ginny, such a lovely image and beautifully coloured, I love how you've added the lace.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  9. What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  10. This is lovely. I like how you popped up the image and the way your coloured it. Thanks so much for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge :)

  11. Ginny, this is so simple and cute! I love the 3 sized buttons.

  12. Just love the colours,Ginny.The dimension on the flowers makes them pop even more so.Fabulous!
    Lisa x

  13. Wonderful card, I just love that touch of lace!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  14. Stunning creation, Ginny! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge. See you again next week. … x
    Asha - Eclectic Ellapu DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  15. Nice! Love your color combo.

  16. Gorgeous card with fabulous colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  17. I really like this card...a whole lot :)The image is fabulous with your gorgeous colouring and layering. The background papers are so rich and complement the image beautifully. I also really like the tone on tone embellies...great detail.

  18. Sweet card! That little piece of lace adds a wonderful touch to it!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper


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