Have you ever made a card that just had a mind of it's own? This one certainly did! I had every intention of making this card yellow and purple based on some really cute polka dot ribbon I found in my stash. Well, this card had another idea! It definitely wanted to be yellow, orange and green. But, it all worked for the best and when I was done, I realized why. You see, I was making this card for my Mom's birthday, and this card would have been completely at home in the bedroom Mom decorated for me when I was a little girl. In my room, I had 2 walls papered with big yellow, orange and green flowers and 2 walls papered with green gingham (welcome to the 70s!) It was such a fun, cheerful, happy room - and I think this card is fun and cheerful, too.
It's hard to tell in this photo, but I used an X-acto knife to cut around the flower petals and curled them up a bit to add dimension to this card. There is a layer of orange paper under the flower that can be seen under the upturned petals. For added texture I used the Scor-It to make the stripes on the background.
Hope you're having a creative day, take time to get inky!
recipe: stamps: Stampendous Sunny Flowers, Everything Happy; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black; Scor-it; The Paper Co; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Me & My Big Ideas bling; Target ribbon; Crystal Stickles