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Monday, May 9, 2011

For My Mom

I knew I had to have the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge when it came out.   I'm not a flowery kind of gal but, the layering is really cool.  I finally busted it out for what?  Well, Mother's Day of course, and the My Pink Stamper 3D challenge over on her blog.  I won't see my mom until next weekend so this works out perfectly.   My mom loves yellow flowers and I LOVE the new Lemon Flower stack from DCWV so, off I went.

All of the flower layers were cut with paper from this stack and here is how it went:
Bottom Layer was flower 30 cut at 3 1/4" and the tips were glittered with yellow stickles
Second Layer was flower 30 cut at 2 3/4" and the tips were glittered with yellow Studio G stickles
Third Layer was flower 29 cut at 2 1/4" and I added some glitter 'petals' with silver stickles
Top Layer was flower cut at 1 3/4" and the tips were just shaded with a yellow stamp

Assembly was a little different.   I pop dotted between every later but, only in the center of the flowers, not out toward the petals and I added a large brad from My Mind's Eye, in the center.   Once I did that, I decided to add some dots of platinum stickles to the third layer, right through the cuts of the top layer.  The stem is the Branch 2 top layer from Cindy Loo, cut at 4 1/2" and then a small piece of scrap, from the flower cut, used in the one 'bud'.

My mom is also a huge fan of hummingbirds so, I decided to cut the hummingbird 2 from the Pagoda cartridge at 3".  I cut it in a solid green and then a second time using a shimmer green velum type paper.  I cut the feather layer using green glitter scrap.  While trying to apply ATG tape to the back, I ripped the bird's bottom feather's, almost completely off.  UGH.   I quickly recovered with using the last tiny piece of the green glitter and cutting a hand made layer for the bottom, which I think turned out very nicely.   Then, I added a green feather to the back, to appear like the bird is fluttering as it approaches the flower and last, a black gem for an eye and it's pop dotted on with the wing sticking up a little higher than the body.

The base of the card is gray with a yellow layer and then another fantastic piece of that Lemon Flower stack.   I added a yellow ribbon from Michaels and then mounted the cartouche, with the layer, from the Sweethearts cartridge at 4 1/2" in the center. 
On the inside, I used some larger, left over pieces from the front and cut another cartouche, at 1 1/2", with the top layer and then stamped a sentiment from Studio G and three more black gems.   I really do love how this card turned out!


  1. Absolutely LOVE it!!! Great Job!!!

  2. This is beautiful! So elegant. I love the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, too! I'm not one to make really detailed handmade flowers but I enjoy cutting several flowers and layering them so it's the perfect cart for me.