Hello, friends! I’m thrilled to be here with you on this lovely Tuesday. Have you been busy in your craft space? We have five February birthdays in our family, so I’m happily crafting cards this time of year. I adore the purples in Maja Design’s ‘Ska vi ta en Fika?’ collection, and couldn’t resist creating this ‘Pretty in Purple’ birthday card.
The blooming roses are handcrafted from the paper collection using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies. You can view a tutorial for these roses here on my blog. To create the larger flowers featured on this card, simply add additional layers of petals. The leaves are cut using a Magnolia Rose Leaf die. I dusted my florals with gesso for a soft, shabby finish.
The papers are distressed, stitched, and layered, then popped up with foam tape for added dimension. The center of the card is cut out with a Spellbinder’s circle die to reveal a cheery floral pattern.
Below is a closer look at the layering, for a total of four layers plus the floral spray. Glass pearls are scattered here and there. I recently purchased them in bulk, and I love, love, love using them! If I could see into the future I would predict you may be seeing a lot of them… at least until they run out.
The natural twine bow is anchored by a tiny handcrafted rosebud.
Maja Design Papers Used:
Additional Supplies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Spellbinders circle die set, Corner Punch, White Cardstock (for base of card), Gesso, Glass Pearls, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread
Thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you a day filled with sunshine, happiness, and a sprinkle of fairy dust!
What a beautiful card with amazing colors have you make WoW WoW WoW.
Thank you so much, Gina!
Gorgeous!!! I love your flowers and the way you layer.
Forgot to say, the pearls look beautiful, also.
Thank you so much, Marci!!
I just love youre stile and this card <3 Lovely work Nancy <3
Thank you so much, Silje!!