Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pretty Flower

The sketch for my card was inspired by this card on the Willow & Paisley blog. It provided the perfect opportunity to showcase one of the sweet crocheted flowers my friend Jeanne sent me.

As for the rest of the card, I used a square punch to cut three 1-1/4 inch squares. As luck would have it, they "fit" and required no trimming. That's faux stitching around the brown piece - uneven enough to look real. LOL. I used a sponge dauber with Bamboo ink to tone down my white "stitches." The center of my prettiest-ever crocheted flower is a Stampin' Up Build a Brad.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Basic Grey Bittersweet 6x6-inch paper pad; Cocoa and Bamboo ink pads; CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Crocheted flower; Stampin' Up Build a Brad; Piercing tool; Stampin' Up Piercing Guide and Mat; White gel pen; Sponge dauber.

How was your 4th of July? Mine was quiet and relatively productive. I've gotten tons of sleep in the past couple of days, too, going to bed early and taking afternoon naps. As for quiet, I've had about enough of it. I'm starting to miss my kids and most definitely, the little guys.

Today, I'm going to do some laundry and clean the refrigerator. Exciting, huh? Right now, I'm going to go hop in the shower. I hope yours is a wonderful day! And, as always, thanks for stopping by. Catch ya later with another card or two...

13 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

I am Maricar said...

I really like your faux stitching with the inking ... nice touch.

Samantha said...

This is just beautiful!

Marjorie said...

Lovely!! The blocks of pattern paper and the crochet flower really take center stage!

Alanna said...

So pretty Kathi. Jeanne's flower looks stunning on your card.

Deborah Young said...

How lucky to have your squares 'fit'! Nice job, dear!

Sharli said...

Wonderful card - I love the build-a-brad and of course, the crocheted flower!!

Jena said...

Great card as always - your faux stitching is amazing, it looks so real! TFS!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this card Kathi! JEanne's flower is the perfect compliment. the 3 squares offset like that make the card so unique.
Glad you are getting lots of rest. I bet you are missing the little guys!

Leslie said...

love your card. Where can I get that flower? I want it.

Jeanne said...

Kathi, this is a truly beautiful card! I just love what you have done. You've made my little flower look really neat. And that stitching?Awesome...great job!

Tiff said...

This is gorgeous!

Kariberry said...

What a great way to showcase a flower from a friend! Looks perfect, How sweet!