Monday, 7 September 2015

Something Beginning With An F

Hello everyone, I'm back from my holiday to Lake Garda with a slightly late post for our new challenge today over at Make My Monday mostly due to a dodgy internet connection over the last day or so.
I'd like to say welcome here to our new DT members Amy, Martina and Shawna and a big welcome back to Caz who has returned after a long break. Lovely to have you with us ladies and you certainly rocked Marina's chosen theme of Something With An F which if you hop on over to the blog will show you there are loads of options for this one.
My inspiration is the card for my mother in law's birthday tomorrow and is floral in her favourite shades of pink and green.

As you can see, a fairly simple creation for me as I wanted to showcase the gorgeous gerbera daisy flower die by Susan Tierney Cockburn for Sissix. I die cut the flower section from 2 shades of pink card and sponged and stippled the petals with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress inks. I then used several embossing ball tools to score, bend and shape the inked petals.
I die cut the stamens and flower centres from deep red and grey card and shaped these with the embossing tools before gluing all the flower sections together. I then used Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles by Phill Oliver in Decadent Oak to add dots to the flower centre.
I die cut 2 large and 2 small leaves fron 2 shades of green card, stippling these with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks, scoring and shaping as before with the embossing tools.
I added a strip of pink and green K and Co paper to my white card blank then glued on the flower and leaves.
I finished off with a Flonzcraft sentiment stamped on pale pink card with Archival Olive ink, matted on deep red paper, corner trimmed and added to the patterned paper panel.

Ciao for now and will be round to visit as soon as I can.
Fliss xx


Joan said...

Your card is really lovely - your mother-in-law will treasure it!!! (The flower is gorgeous - I must get that die!)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card! Hugs, Valerie

Marina said...

Classic and elegant - those petals look real! Hope you had a great holiday.

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card, Fliss! Very elegant. Great colours and simply wonderful!

cheryl said...

Hi hun gorgeous card hope you had great holiday hugs cheryl xx

craftytrog said...

This is a beauty Fliss! Your MIL will love it! xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to your MIL.
A gorgeous card, love that flower so much.

butterfly said...

Such an effective design - it really shows off that fabulous flower.
Alison xx