Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Bouquet of Handmade Flowers: Time Began in a Garden Card

Hello friends! It's hard to believe that two weeks have flown by, and even harder to believe we are expecting another ice storm here in Charleston. We were bracing for the same quirky weather at the time of my last post! I know it is much worse in other areas of the country, so wherever you are, please stay safe and warm. 
If it can't be springtime in truth, I am bringing it into my home in the form of these cheery paper flowers. That is the challenge that Jenny is hosting for the next two weeks at the Frilly and Funky Blog! You are invited to create any type of project featuring handmade flowers, and enter for a chance to win a guest design spot or a gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!! 

In my head I was imagining a hidden garden. Those lucky enough to chance upon it would be delighted by an wealth of exquisite roses trailing along a tattered lattice fence. I looks as though I was in a purple mood this week, because it seems every shade of the color is represented somewhere in my card. I pulled out my favorite Maja Design papers and Spellbinders dies, and began cutting, distressing, and layering. I'll post a full list of the products I used at the bottom of my post.   

I accented my bouquet with some vintage tinted lace.

I stamped my sentiment, shaping it with an oval punch popped up over a scalloped oval punch.

I enjoy adding detail to the entire card, so here is a peek at the inside layers.  

I fashioned a bow with some hand tinted and crinkled seam binding. I also added a metal clock charm which I altered with Gesso, paint daubers, and distress ink.   

Thank you so much for coming here today and taking a peek at my crafty share. I hope you'll think about joining us in the challenge. It's such a fun theme with so many possibilities! 


Other products used: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die, Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Impression Obsession Clear Stamp (sentiment), Viva Decor Crystal Clear gel pen, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, lace and charm from my stash.  


  1. Oh Nancy, I'm totally in love with this. All those beautiful blooms piled up with lace and shabby layers make for the most gorgeous eye candy. Jenny x

  2. Fabulous Nancy - these are some of my favourite blooms to make as well and I love that you have used so many. And what fabulous layers inside your card!

  3. Beautiful card Nancy ! I can almost smell the roses from here ! Sue C x

  4. These roses are just exquisite. They remind me of roses I used to dry, with that slightly faded look. A gorgeous card.

  5. Beautiful card Nancy love your flowers and gorgeous colours. Thank you for the lovely comment you left for my guest spot on Our Creative Corner x

  6. Hi Nancy, Love all these shades of colour in your roses and those little water droplets, just give the finishing touch. Beautiful.

    Julie x

  7. Hi Nancy, I got a bit carried away thinking about trellises and roses climbing up them in your hidden garden.... your roses are gorgeous and the lace gives such a wonderful vintage feel to your beautifully distressed card. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment, I really appreciate it. Anne x

  8. I absolutely love this card!!! The flowers are breathtaking!!

  9. Gorgeous Nancy! Love all the beautiful blossoms!

  10. Nancy, your flowers are awesome, love the card and my fav color! Purple!! Hugs, Sue