29 Mar 2014

Tattered flowers

Hi bloggers here I am again with a last minute make .....where did March go!!   A Mothers Day card and a challenge. at Country View Crafts - Paper Chase.  I find don't use papers very much I do collect them and they do come out for a look every now and then, I may even use a little piece lol .......saying that I really like to make my backgrounds with stamps and ink/paint/sprays, you know me I love to get messy in my crafts.  There are occasions though where a certain style of card shouts use paper , and this card is one.   I haven't made this style for a long while and I found the instructions while browsing through my files (I keep instructions and a sample) of cards which have different folds.

The flower pot has been embossed with two different folders and inked with distress ink vintage photo, flowers were cut with Tim's tattered flower die with 3 different papers (yes I used 3 whole pages) which were spritzed with water scrunched up and left to dry...patience is needed for this step......as they really do need to be bone dry or they will rip....before assembly I inked all edges and creases  with vintage photo.

Label was stamped and punched with hand punches edges inked.  Stamps, ink and punches are from Stampin' Up!

Pull up the top flower and  you have your insert, which is a separate strip of card which inserts into the pot greeting and butterflies.....have to have butterflies a card is naked without them.......in my opinion lol.
As I will be hand delivering this card I haven't worried to much about the size, but the flowers can be made any size and flatter to keep within a standard envelope, I have stamped flowers onto paper/card before and layered them which are flatter for posting.

I will also be linking to

Tando Creative Challenge  Brown Green and Yellow

I really enjoyed making this card, something a little bit different hope you have enjoyed looking.

'till next time

Tim Holtz tattered flowers die, distress ink vintage photo
Embossing folders
Stamps/card/ink/punches Stampin' Up!
Papers unknown in my stash.


  1. A clever & beautiful card Maggie, one that will be treasured!
    Alison x

  2. Completely delightful - and the pull out tag is so clever (camouflage flowers, eh?!)... Fabulous way to break into those paper collections (oh, yes, m'lud - guilty as charged).
    Alison xx

  3. What a wonderful flower pot and creation Maggie!!! Really delightful!... Thanks for playing along with us at Tando Creative. Crafty hugs, Coco x

  4. Absolutely beautiful Maggie! I love the pull out tag and the flowers are just wonderful - such a great mix of papers and colours. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us at Country View Challenges for our Paper Chase challenge this month. Jennie x


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