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Friday, April 19, 2013

Rose Blossom Mother's Day

I love the new challenge blog, Rose Blossom Garden, which challenges us to use a particular key on Close to My Heart's Artiste or Art Philosophy cartridges.  The current challenge is to use the Mother's Day key on Artiste.  This is truly a case of letting go of what I planned to make and going with the flow.  White Daisy with Ruby, Black and Silver became Colonial White with Ruby, Blush and the new Brown Glitter paper.  It doesn't show in the photo, but there is a pink cast to the glitter that comes out when combined with Colonial White which I played on with Blush ribbon.  I just love the color ready seam binding ribbon now that I know how to color it without water marks.  Thank you again to my fellow bloggers who responded to my plea for help!  I made the flower by cutting four tulips in Ruby, sponging them with Ruby ink, folding them in half and gluing them together.  I also twisted the leaves (after sponging them, of course).  Here is a close up:

Neither of the sentiments really suited the card, so I cut away the parts I did not want from the #1 Mom circle. I also trimmed the extra curly cue off the leaves and hand cut the stem and extra green pieces below the flower.  No one says you have to let the Cricut do all the cutting!  The layout is adapted from this one from Unscripted Sketches, a fun challenge blog which features highly adaptable sketches:
Fortunately I plan to hand deliver this card, because I would sure hate to mail it.  Plus I cannot imagine not seeing my mom on Mother's Day, although I know that time is approaching.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Colonial White, Ruby, and Olive cardstock, Brown Glitter
Ink:  Ruby, Olive, Blush
Embellishments:  color ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Other:  Artiste Cricut cartridge, Paper Lace embossing folder by Cuddlebug


  1. what a great card, just love it!

  2. Oh my goodness!! What can I say other than this card is absolutely beautiful! The red tulip just "pops" on this! I would not have thought to do that. Thank you for the inspiration and for joining us at the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge Blog. I hope to see you back again!

  3. Such an elegant card! I love the color choices with the brown glitter paper. The embossed background is the perfect background for your lovely flower and bow! Thanks for playing with us at the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge blog!

  4. Love the 3D look that you have created with that amazing flower! It is stunning. The ribbon is so pretty and perfectly colored! I don't think that I have seen the lace embossing folder (either it is new or I have been living under a rock!!!)..definitely makes a gorgeous backdrop for your blossom!

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us during our 4th Blog-iversary celebrations at Unscripted Sketches :) Your mom is going to love this card!!!

  5. I love how you made your tulip 3D.... such a gorgeous card......Just perfect for any mother! Thanks for joining us at the Rose Blossom Garden!
    Kim xXx

  6. Hansi, I love everything you make! but this card is extra special. That 3D tulip (and the fact it'll fold flat for mailing), the beautifully coloured ribbon, the glittery words...Yummy! I'm going to CASE this idea for my card workshop at the Rehab centre where I work.

  7. Oh Hansi, this is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the 3-D look of this flower and the simplicity of the card. I am so glad that you came to inspire us again, and I hope to see you again and again!!

  8. This card is beautiful. I love what you did with that tulip. The colors are great together. Thanks for playing along with us at Rose Blossom Garden.

  9. Stunning! I love the depth of color you created with the sponging on the flips and leaves. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Rose Blossom Garden!

  10. Soooo elegant card you created, beautiful...thanks for sharing, hugs Peggy Lee

  11. very nice!!! love the red tulip!