Sunday, September 6, 2009

Gerber Daisies Trio

While I was recovering last month, my mom gave me this Gerber Daisies stamp set from Flourishes. She knows how much I love gerber daisies (my FAVE flower), and she wanted to give me this instead of real flowers. Does she know me or what? This is the perfect thing to give me! Thank you so much, Mom!!!!!!!

As soon as I was able to sit down and color again, I wanted to make a card to thank my mom, my grandparents, and a dear friend for their well wishes. My grandmother loves pink, so one card has pink flowers. My dear friend's favorite color is red, so I used Rose Red for her flowers. My mom gets the special blush/cameo/salmon/pinkish colored flowers - these are the gerber daisies that I love so much.

The flowers are stamped onto watercolor paper, and then colored with an aquapainter and reinkers. I couldn't find any designer paper that would work well with this image, so I made my own with the Fine Gingham backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms. I love how this makes the cards feel so country-ish. To age them a bit, I sponged the backgrounds as well as the ovals with Old Paper distress ink.

The only thing left to finish these cards was a tiny touch of ribbon. I used the Bow Easy to make some tiny bows and attached them to the "stems" of each card. All three cards went into the mail as soon as I finished taking this picture. It's been a week now, so I think it's safe to post this and not spoil the surprise for them. :-)

Stamps: Fine Gingham backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms), Gerber Daisies (Flourishes)
Ink: Archival Black, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Old Paper distress ink
CS: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, watercolor paper
Other: aquapainter, ribbons, brayer, bow easy, nestabilities


Joan Ervin said...

I was speechless when I opened the envie...what an absolutely GORGEOUS card, Holly!!!!! Your coloring is sooo FABULOUS and how cool that you stamped the background...I thought it was dp!!!! Thanks sooo much...I need to frame this beauty!!!!

Debby said...

Wow Holly, this is Gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect. Very, very pretty cards, each of them.
Angel hugs