Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bloomers


I heard a knock on the window about this time last year and there were my two boys, standing in the grass looking sweet and innocent, both grinning from ear to ear. There hands held the green stalks of almost ready to bloom pink camellias.

"Look Mama, we pulled some weeds for you!"

Playing along with The Paper Variety this week, I used their tic-tac-toe of Make a Card, Use Pink, and Add Stitching. After coloring the bloom and fussy cutting it out, I adhered it to the card base in just the center. The card base was stamped with the leaves and sentiment, and stitched. A clear rhinestone was colored with the marker to bring the color to the opposite side of the card.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max
Stamps: (In Bloom) PTI
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Momento
Other: (Copic Marker, Thread, Clear Rhinestone)

35 comments:

artfuldelight said...

B-E-A-utiful!!! Your boys are too cute. Love your card. :-)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love, love the story... how did I not realize that the PTI impression plate had stamps to go with it? (Obviously that's probably a good thing?). Love the non-colored leaves, really makes the pink stand out... and what a perfect bit of bling.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous, love the stitching!

Jenny said...

Oh this is beautiful Karen, love the glorious bloom and the stitched line is just perfect. I so love your little stories at the start of your posts too :)
Jenny x

BabyBokChoy said...

One person's flowers, another person's weed. Maybe God intended them to be all flowers in the beginning? But a very cute story :) and of course a lovely card :)

Christina said...

Your shading on the flower is beautiful, Karen. Love the lines of messy stitching and single gem.

Lindsay said...

This is so well done Karen! Love that flower and the little bit of pink stitching, perfection! Sorry to hear about your flowers...yikes!

Lynn said...

Too funny...those are very beautiful "weeds" Karen! I love the touch of stitching too!

Jackie said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing with TPV!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Karen...this is so wonderful. I love how your flower overlaps the edge slightly. Love love the stitching and in pink...love it...love the rhinestone at the end. I love how you left the leaves uncolored. (I guess you didn't want pink leaves hee hee).

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Karen, I love this! It never fails, CAS card with beauty like this always stop me in my track. Fabulous!

Virginia L. said...

Love this CAS card. I have seen many versions in using this stamp, yours is so stunning! Love what your boys said---precious!

lynn said...

heheh-love the boys story:) and, the card is so very lovely, karen! have a great week!

Glue Meets Paper said...

nice and simple, gorgeous card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE! This would have been perfect for the PDCC color splash story a couple of weeks ago! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Aimes said...

Awww your story makes me giggle - it's totally the thought that counts, right?!
LOVE your fab CAS card, Karen! The stitching ROCKS!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jocelyn Olson said...

First, I love the story :) Second, your card rocks! So stunning and that stitching--very cool!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous Karen! And your boys are totally adorable!!! You need to scrap more so we get to see those cute faces! :)

~amy~ said...

LOL...I cringed when I read your story...tooo sweet. Love your card...gorgeous work.

AnitaRex said...

So clean and perfect!!! :>

Hannah said...

Hi Karen. Stunning card, such a gorgeous CAS design, and a very stricking flower. Love the stitching. Thanks for playing along at TPV this week, hope to see you again soon :)

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, love it :O) Viv xx

~Tammy~ said...

Aren't the "weeds" from the littles the best! I love the stitching and the splash of pink!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous!

Dana said...

This is sooooo pretty! Love those pops of pink!
(tee hee @ your boys!)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!!

Sarah said...

Love this simple and gorgeous card, especially that extra pop of pink in the stitching.

Amy said...

Don't ya just love kids? What a sweet memory! This flower stamp is one of my all time favorites!! Love your CAS design with it!

Alice Wertz said...

love love the pop of pink. absolutely fabulous design! LOVE it!

Trinh said...

Great story & a simply beautiful card!

TesaB said...

Soooo beautiful. The stitching is awesome!!!

kasia c. said...

So super pretty!
I love the stitching at the bottom, just perfect!
:)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pop of pink!

jen said...

mmm. so lovely! (and poor posies!)

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous! I love the bit of whimsical stitching. Weeds, flowers, they're all the same when they're in those little hands. :)