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Friday, May 7, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-Mothers Day or a card for a Friend

Our Bloggers challenge this week is a Mother’s Day card OR a card for a Friend. Since my Mom lives in Ky, I mailed her card a few days ago, so I made a card for a good friend. My friend is celebrating her 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2 weeks, so I made her card for this challenge.
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I had fun making flowers today with my friend Nancy- I see them all over blog land lately.  I wanted to try a rose out of heart shapes- I found a tutorial HERE.  I altered the tutorial a tiny bit so I could use my heart shaped Nestabilities (edit to add- I did have to trim down the nestability hearts 1st and 3rd layers). (Gabi was our Guest designer at Firecracker Designs by Pamela last month- she does beautiful scrapbook pages –if you have a little time-check out her blog HERE).  It was more time consuming for me than I expected, but that is OK, I wanted to try something different.  I spritzed the card background and the flowers with Glimmer Mist. I added leaves from the SU bird punch from SU in Almost Artichoke.  The pink is Rose Romance- my all time favorite cardstock color. I added White Gel pen around the edges of the frame, and used Whisped Frames by the Technique Junkies to finish off the card.
Stamps used are Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Here is a link to the other Bloggers Challenge players who made Mother’s Day cards or cards for a girlfriend this week. Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

34 comments:

Margaret Raburn said...

Stunning card! The roses are just beautiful! I can only imagine how time-consuming they were, but truly lovely!

GCgirl said...

The time spent shows on this! Love all the details you added that make it pop :-)!

Joanne Gilch said...

Lucky friend to have you. What a gorgeous card!!!

Annie said...

oh how pretty!!!! Love those flowers

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, the heart shaped Roses look wonderful! I'm sure your friends will love their card!

Tami Black said...

Thanks for sharing the fabulous links! This card is gorgeous and your friend will love it. It's just soft and elegant, but you can tell you put real time into it -- it will definitely be appreciated!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a beautiful anniversary card! Love the flowers...so dimensional and pretty!

Connie Paxman said...

Shelley a super job on this card...I love...love the deep rich colors...you really rocked the flower creations.
connie paxman

BarbaraW said...

Your card is awesome.The colors are beautiful. And the flowers are gorgeous. I checked out the tutorial. Wow, that was a lot of work.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty Shelly! Your blossoms are gorgeous! Enjoy your Mother's Day! :D

Karli said...

I love the idea of using hearts to create the flowers-- It's a sweet detail. TFS your beautiful card :) Big Hugs!

jimlynn said...

Just lovely, Shelly. Your friend is going to love this. Love the details and colors. Great flowers.

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card Shelly, love the flowers.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Juliet A said...

I was looking forward to seeing this - gorgeous! That looks like a lot of work, but your friend will surely appreciate it.

Ida P. Krause said...

How pretty! The roses are just awesome.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous job!! I love the words over the image!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is beautiful and stunning!!! Love the rose color and the gorgeous roses!!!

Lori said...

Those roses are just beautiful!

Tammy T said...

Well now your friend is lucky to receive such a stunning card. Well done on the flowers.

pezadoodle said...

wonderful card!! the flowers look fantastic!

Carrie said...

THose are some beautiful roses!! What a great idea using the nesties to make them. Beautiful card.

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning...sure she'll love it! Happy Mom's day! {SMILES}

lcamacho said...

very pretty card!she is going to love it.

Tami said...

I really like the layered flowers.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love the roses!!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jane Bosi said...

Nice job!

Anne said...

Pretty card and LOVE those flowers, you made a lovely anniversary card

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Love the 3D flowers! I know how much time they take!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...wonderful 3D flowers! Love it!

Karen Howard said...

Stunning card! Love the beautiful roses and the layout!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

What a beautiful card, love those flowers, nicely done!

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! TFS!

MJ said...

wow, that is just stunning!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How sweet is that, luv the heart flowers!