Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Floral Cards (1)

I've had a card making pack from Let's Get Crafting magazine that has been in my crafty stash for some time now and it never actually had a chance to see the daylight. I dug it out and recently I've just been card making. Quite intensely, I'd say - I ended up with the 21 new cards :))) Yay! Before that I'd set myself a challenge - to use up all card pack elements and create as many cards as I could. I just needed to make some fresh greeting cards for the oncoming occasions plus I wanted to restock my box with some spare greeting cards, which I like to use whenever something crops up.
These are the first two floral cards - I made for 2 female colleagues at work. One has gone on her secondment, the other one has just retired.
These floral cards are a thematic follow-up to the yellow floral card from this post.





I love poppies - their redness is always so vibrant and they feature on each card so gracefully :) Quite pleased with this red-yellow poppy card. I used a Spellbinders ornate frame die and some red and white relief paste for the 3D dotes all around it. I've been in love with the fish tails recently - they are so trendy! - so I couldn't resist tucking under some fish tailed ribbon!

For the retiring lady I made a green card with a big daisy flower card topper. Daisies are such positive and cheerful flowers popping out on the lawns everywhere :)



Some Spellbinders shapes layered here and embellished the the white relief paste.


And the stamped badge implies it's about time to retire and put the feet up :)


More floral cards to follow soon! :) This is just the tip of the iceberg!
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3 comments:

  1. These are very nice and perfect to welcome warmer weather (whenever it may come!) Poppies have always been one of my favorite flowers, they always catch my eye!

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  2. Hi Martha, Lovely to have you visit me and what beauty on your blog, Jo xx

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  3. Hi Martha,
    those cards are wonderful! I love Poppies too and I am looking forward for them coming out in the garden :O)
    Have a lovely day,
    hugs to you,
    Cheers,
    Claudia xx

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