Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In the Garden Card for Maja Design

Hello! I wish everyone a warm welcome on this beautiful Tuesday! I hope all is well with you and your family. We've been blessed with several days of lovely spring weather. My husband and I took a few long walks over the weekend It was such a treat to be outdoors breathing in the fresh air. 
I have a new card for Maja Design to share! Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my mother's passing. Creating this card inspired by my sweet mom's favorite hymn, 'In the Garden', helped me get through the day a little easier. When I imagine her in heaven I always see her surrounded by beautiful flowers, and Maja Design's Enjoying the Outdoors paper collection brought the garden in my mind's eye to life. 

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Several design papers are layered, distressed, and stitched to form a base for the card. A center circle is cut to reveal this peaceful garden retreat.

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The photos above and below give you a peek at the layering. The floral bouquet on the right is fussy cut from the paper collection.

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The flowers are handmade from the design paper. There is a tutorial for the roses on the sidebar of my blog. The leaves are die cut with a Magnolia Rose Leaf die.

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The edges of the card are randomly splattered with Mr. Huey's color mist. The addition of a few green berries and a twine bow are the finishing touches.

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Thank you for visiting me today! Don't forget to check out the April Mood Board at the Maja Design Blog. You still have plenty of time to enter your own lovely creation. May your day be filled with happy moments and crafty inspiration!
Maja Design Papers Used:
Additional Supplies: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Alterations Tattered Florals dies, Spellbinders Circle die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Mr. Huey's color mist, Natural Twine, Berries from my stash, Adhesive and Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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  1. Wonderful work Nancy , your lovely Mum will be smiling down on her beautiful card .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. Nancy your card is just lovely. Such pretty colors and lovely layering. And the flowers : oh gosh they are awesome !!
    You are such a skilled artist and we are happy that you share your fabulous art. Thank you so much.
    Hugs from Monica...... Spain

  3. Beautiful card in memory of your mother, Nancy! Hugs.

  4. Wow, wow, wow...absolutely gorgeous card!!!

  5. Lovely card, Nancy. Your mom must have been a special woman ... you are, too! Every year on the anniversary of my mom's passing, I stop to think of all that she meant to me. I am sure that you did the same. Hugs.

  6. Nancy, what a lovely card you have made inspired by your Mom! I love the colors of those gorgeous papers, your lovely blooms and all the pretty layers! big hugs!