Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flowered with thanks!

I've been meaning to make a shaped card for some time now but I feel limited with my personal cutter. I may have to upgrade to an expression soon! I had to find an image that was basically square so I could enlarge it to 6x6 and virtually make a 5-6" card. So what better than a flower! and my go to cartridge is always Forever Young! I made this card for the Whimsical Wednesday Take Shape Challenge and the My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #9, both requiring a shaped card. Here's the final product :)

I just love embellishing flower cards, well flower anything really! After I assembled the flower layers I was actually kind of stuck as to what to spice it up with. I used glossy accents and Martha Stewart Course glitter for the center layer and then pulled out my pearls. I decided early on I was making this card for my 1st grader's teacher since the end of school is right around the corner. I cut my own little tag and stamped it. I also inked all of the edges. I really don't think the picture does it justice. I always find my stuff looks better 'in person'!

Forever Young cart - Flower and all layers
Oriental Trading Company - small self adhesive pearls
Eyelet Outlet - center pearl brad
Studio G ink to ink edges


  1. Very pretty! The pearls and glitter are perfect!

  2. Very pretty flower shaped card. I love the use of your pearls. If you can, I would upgrade to an expression. You'll be happy you did.

  3. Sweet card and great shape. Love all the BLING!

  4. This card is precious. I really like the soft colors you used and that glitter really pops. Your touches of pearls are well placed too giving this flower such a lovely look. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  5. Pretty card! Love the flower shape! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  6. Jessica,
    Love your shape! What a beautiful card! I agree with Sonia.. so soft and so gorgeous! The glitter just adds such a great touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  7. What a pretty shape you chose for your car. Stunning. The colors are perfect, they are so elegant. I love the little pearls and stitching you added. Thank you for playing along with at WW this week;)

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the shape of this card and your papers are gorgeous - so soft and subtle. Fabulous card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  10. Super adorable card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!.

  11. Awesome card!! I really like your doodling and the pearl accents are great. Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  12. If you're really wanting to upgrade to the expression check out your local goodwill store. Walmart donates some to them and I usually find one when I visit one. They are selling them for around a hundred dollars, but usually have a mat and a cart included. Make sure to plug it up and do a test cut before leaving to make sure it works. I found mine there over a year ago. It didn't have the power cord or a blade housing, but I got it for 19.99! I just purchased what I needed from It works perfectly.