A dear friend turned 101 years old in August, she is such a sweet and lovely lady and I wanted something special for her so this is the card I made for her.
I love Kittie Caracciolo's cards and this is one of her cards that inspired mine - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2032734?&limit=last1
This is a 6x6 card, but I cut it 1/4" smaller so it would go into a 6" envelope. I used a medium pink Bazzill cardstock. The next layer is a 4" square of white cardstock embossed with SU - Square Lattice folder. This was attached directly to the center of the pink card.
The designer paper is some from my stash, sorry I don't know the company name. I started with a 5" square and used Martha Stewart's punch around the page - Eyelet Lace. I then cut and embossed the center opening with Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Circles. I added pop ups to this but it didn't give enough height, so I put a second layer of pop ups right on the first ones and attached this to center of the card.
Then the decorating :)
I used one Tammy Beaver's flowers. I think they are so beautiful and they come in many colours. You can get them from Tammy, check out her website at http://www.dcands.ca/ and you can also get them at Scrapbooking Cafe Online, http://www.scrapbookingcafeonline.ca. I attach these flowers to the cards with a little dab of hot glue.
The leaves are a combination of things. I used SU - Little Leaves (I love this sizzlet! ) and SU - Build A Blossom Punch. The punch is to build flowers but many of them look like leaves too. I used SU - Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzaz. Then I did a lot of sponging on them. They are shaded at the base and along the edges with a variety of colours - SU - Garden Green, Always Artichoke, and Old Olive. The shading at the base is heavier than the edges. Then I blushed the leaves here and there with SU - Cherry Cobbler. There's a little bit on each leaf but in different places. I love using finger daubers for this shading, it gives you nice control of how much colour you're putting on and lets you put it just where you want it. I shaped the bigger leaves by rolling them around the handle of a small paint brush. The leaves were arranged around the flower and the open circle and glued in place.
This is the inside.
A square of white cardstock, a square of the same designer paper used on the front ( this was also punched with MS - Eyelet Lace), and a scalloped circle of white cardstock. I added a few leaves to make it pretty. I didn't add a verse to this card because I wanted to write my own words.
Thanks for taking a look :)