Sometimes I think I am drowning in a sea of flowers. Now, that might be good if they were exciting, cutting edge flowers...soft and dreamy...or grungy and textured. Alas, mine are the more than 10 year old or more, Prima flowers, and some other older styles, that seem to multiply behind my back!
I have pinned a lot of ideas to spur me on to use them on my card creations. Here is a link to the card I saw on Pinterest that inspired me to create this card. Pinterest card here
While I did manage to use a few flowers last year, I am on a mission this year to use them in my designs. I have decided to track just how many I manage to use...I thought that might encourage me to continue along this path. So a new little ticker has been installed at the top of my blog! I made it my goal to have a flower a day or 365 flowers re-homed onto my cards or projects....by 2015!
If I have counted correctly, there are 40 flowers on this card! I have assembled most into three layers and am counting each layer as a flower used. They are after all, 40 flowers pulled from my stash, assembled, and re-homed onto this card! Hope that doesn't seem like cheating! lol
Of course there will not be a flower used every day...so to boost the number of flowers used to date, I planned this flowerpot of blooms card! It was great fun to make. Many flowers have three or even four layers. I anchored them with tiny brads, and managed to use up quite a few of those as well. They seem to be another item that I have hundreds of!
I was thinking of making half a dozen or so of this type of card...but after working with all those teensy blooms and the even teensier brads, my hands were too sore to do anymore. I will have to scatter making them throughout the year. I think they make very versatile cards. They could be pressed into service for so many occasions...Birthday, Thank you, Anniversary, etc.
Here is another view that shows the depth and a bit of sparkle...it is a bit off center but I cropped out my hand so it would be less distracting! I find if I can tilt the card under the Ott-lite, I can catch some of the shimmer.
This one is going to a lovely friend who I have known since she was a little girl. She lives in my Mum's small town and has been very kind and helpful to me, when I have been up visiting my Mum. Here is a peek at the inside...
****************This is card #11 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************
Card Base - made from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of white and pink from my stash and a wee snippet of Kraft for the flower pot
Brads - assorted teensy brads from my stash
Flowers - old school Prima flowers you know the type...I think we all had to buy them at the time( lol
Dies - Spellbinders background die, Labels 10; Sizzix flower pot; Memory Box Butterfly & corner die
Stickles - Star Dust
Doily - from my stash (dollar store last Easter)
Felt bird - from my stash (Michael's)
Bling - from my stash
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card base with paper
3. The Kraft Journal Monday Challenge - Challenge 169 Pinterest inspired
4. Use Your Stuff - Challenge 133 Flowers
5. Great Impressions - Pink, polka dots, and glitter