Monday, April 16, 2012

Garden of happy wishes

I was having a hard time with this card, I had picked out designer paper, had the sentiment and framing stamped out and the bird, but just wasn't happy with it.  My hubby came into the room and said the colors are all wrong that's the problem, he pulled out some scrap sheets of cardstock and said this is what you need to use, so I found the same color in the card base I used and it was his idea to emboss the background and add the flower punch at the bottom.  I originally had flower paper for the background.

DCWV card base was embossed with Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, then sanded.
Sentiment framing and bird are all from Darcie Stamps (JCS149)
Martha Stewart border punch (flowers) colored the flowers with marker
Fiskar border punch (grass)

This isn't quite the color scheme I would have went for and it is strange for me not to have at least a small piece of designer paper on a card, but it is growing on me :)

Hope you all made it safely through the storms that went through the country this past weekend. We had strong thunderstorms with heavy winds but other than that all is good.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a GREAT week!


Beate said...

What a darling card, Connie! I love it!
Have a great week.
Hugs and smiles

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Connie. Love the color combo and the pretty bird. Great textures.

Linda Carson said...

Sometimes dp is overrated!! This is lovely! Love the bright and cheerful colors!

Shirley said...

How cute, Connie, I am in love with that bird and those little flowers too!

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!! Love the grass and that bird...fabulous!! You have been busy!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina