Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Flowers - FMS130





I start a card with a general idea in mind but it doesn't always end up that way. I was thinking lots of spring flowers here but ended up loving the look of a single embossed image on vellum from Happy Watercolor. Adhering vellum can be tricky so I hid some glue behind the ribbon and button. As I thought about how I would fasten the top of the vellum Miss Emma woke from her nap and came into my craft room. She began to rummage through my junk drawer.....you all have one of those right? Mine is full of odds and ends that I plan to sort out someday.  Emma loves to show me what she finds in there and the first thing she offered me yesterday was a small box of gold staples!  Problem solved!








                   I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!
                                              


15 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful! The gold pairs really nicely with Wisteria (but I think you already know that). Love the staple. What a brilliant child!

Dawn Tidd said...

So fun to have a "helper" in the craft one and a creative one at that! She took your card from striking to stunning with one small staple! :) It really is gorgeous, Linda.

Jen Timko said...

You know, Miss Emma is pretty smart! Of course you already knew that!! Love this! I didn't even know they made gold staples. Add it to the list of things I "need". Great sketch…thanks!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda such a pretty card. love when vellum is used in any fashion... but the gold embossing is FAB! Thank goodness Emma found the gold staples... can she come and do my junk drawer... box, baskets, craft drawer, ... you get the picture. hugs.

mamichelle said...

Such a beautiful card! So glad Emma found a solution for you.

Karren said...

Great sketch, Linda! And your card is fantastic. I like Wisteria Wonder more and more (didn't like it when it was an In Color) and it looks so beautiful here. Love the button/ribbon treatment - so clever!

Cindy Lovell said...

Well,Emma did an amazing job helping you!! :) So cute! :)
Your card is fabulous! I should use vellum more often,i love it,but i am always afraid on how to "glue" it down! So,you did a fabulous job! And i love the colors!!!

Jen said...

If ever you needed a sign that Miss Emma was destined to be a paper crafter, this is it! What wonderful design sense she has because the staple is just perfect! It balances out the lovely flower, ribbon and button!

Amy O said...

Gold staples! Gasp! I didn't even know there were such things. Beautiful card, Linda! I love the vellum and the Wisteria combined with gold.

Jen Brum said...

Love this Linda! Love all of that gold!!! A gold staple even!!! Such a sweet card in such a sweet colour! Thanks for a great sketch this week! Emma is such a doll! Such a happy little face peeking out of that house!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is so pretty - LOVE the gold embossing on the vellum! What a wonderful effect this gives!

Cindy Hall said...

Must be so nice to have such a talented helper! This card is beautiful! I love the embossing/coloring on the velllum. Such a soft and pretty look. And the staple adds a tweak of modern to the card! This is really lovely, Linda.

Stamping Shanni said...

Linda - I love embossing on vellum and the colours in this card are so delicate. Thanks for your lovely comments on my entry this week. Cheers

Greta said...

Great sketch, Linda--thank you! I love the gold embossed flowers & how fun that Emma found the gold staples!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! The little tag looks fabulous! Adorable photo too! Thanks for the inspiration!