Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blue Skies and Sunshine

I made a card for a friend from church.  Arline is in her 90s and has been having some health issues.  She has been an avid gardener and especially loves roses.  I thought that the Verve Get Your Diva On challenge theme would be perfect to make a summery card for her.  Laurie challenged us to incorporate blue skies, sunshine, and summer in our projects.  I found my inspiration on the cover of the June 2011 issue Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  There was a card with a little white picket fence made out of popsicle sticks and crackle paint that I thought was so cute and summery, so I set out to make my own interpretation of a picket fence.

I made a 6" square gate fold card so I'd have enough room to make a little picket fence covered with roses. 

The center rose covers the card's opening.  I used Ranger Distress crackle paint in "Picket Fence" to paint my popsicle sticks.  I just directly painted the sticks as I thought that would look more realistic than putting down a brown base coat and then the crackle paint. 

In this closeup you can see the crackling a little more clearly.  The roses are made from bright pink felt using a Sizzix die.

Finally, here's the inside of the card.  This Irish Blessing is from Verve's set "Blessings."

Supply list:
DP:  K & Co.  "Watercolor Bouquet" (This is the 12" x 12" version of the paper.  I used the top of the sheet for the front of the card and the bottom of the sheet with all of its glittery floral beauty for the inside of the card.)
Stamps:  Verve "Blessings"
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Popsicle sticks, Ranger Distress crackle paint "Picket Fence," pink felt, craft glue, thin twine, pearl flourishes, Sizzix dies "Flowers, 3D" and "Branch with Leaves"

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word, Sarah, this is one stunning card!!! Love that picked fence you've created here and those amazing roses...WOW! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina


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