Monday, August 11, 2014

Enjoy Your Special Day


Hello friends! We had a beautiful weekend here in Central Ontario. The weather was gorgeous and just perfect for sitting out by the pool - and swimming too! Yesterday, my husband and I took our youngest son to camp for the week so I do hope that the nice weather continues for him. Later this week, my husband plans to ride his bicycle to Ottawa and back. That's 277km (172miles) EACH way!!


This week at My Craft Spot, we are challenging you to create a project with 3D flowers. As this is birthday month at my house, I made a birthday card! I followed a sketch I found at Right at Home through a Google search. 


Starting with a 5x5 base, I layered some pretty pattern paper. The focal point flower on my card was created with the NEW Flowers - Daisy metal dies (with a pearl in the centre!) and placed atop a doily cut using Tiny Doilies metal dies.  The little banner was created using two sizes of dies from the Tiny Banners and Toppers set. 


I finished things off with a sweet sentiment from the Big Sentiments stamp set and some black jute string. I love the elegant way this card turned out. Plus, it did not take too long using a sketch and metal dies!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the projects created by the rest of the design team - and to link up your 3D flower project for a chance to win this week's prize. 

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, Kate!! What beautiful papers!! The flower is so pretty!! I love, love this!! I hope the weather holds out for your son's camp week!! And wow - I'm tired just looking at the amount of miles your hubby will be riding!! Good luck to him!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful card Kate! The papers are so pretty and of course the flower is gorgeous! LOVE the little pearl in the center to:)
Good luck to your hubby on his bike ride...wow, that's a haul! Hope the weather continues to be nice for him and for your son while he is at camp:)
Hugs my friend!
Sherrie K

Karen said...

My dear friend, this card is beautiful beyond words! :o) I can't help but think of a gorgeous painting when I see it. The design is lovely (such sweet banners). Of course the focal point is spectacular.. what a stunning use of the Daisy dies! Pearly centers are one of my favorite things, so of course I adore that part!
I hope your son has a fantastic week at camp and I remain bewildered at your hubby! Wow! What an accomplishment that will be! :o) So inspiring. Have a sparkly day, sweet Kate!

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Creative M said...

The pattern paper is absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautiful flower. I love flowers and Butterflies!!!
Have an Awesome week. Camping is one thing that I do not think I would do..to scared..LOL!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Kate another fabulous card!! Wow, fun times ahead. Hope he has an awesome time out there.

Susie

Tina H said...

This is so beautiful Kate! I love the papers and colors! You make layering patterned paper into a work of art. The flower is so pretty. Love it :)

pruttybird said...

Gorgeous card. Love the layered look. My husband just finished riding around Lake Ontario with his bike group a couple of weeks ago. Good luck to your hubby.

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card Kate! LOVE that flower!
AWESOME job!!!!

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so beautiful love it. hugs

Renee Butchart said...

This is so beautiful Kate...love the colors! Hope the weather hangs in there for your sons week at camp. We have had fabulous weather lately after our horrible start to summer. I am sitting on the deck right now enjoying a cup of coffee & the sun glistening on the water! I wish we lived closer too...it would be so much fun to get together & "create" I am going to a scrap weekend in Oct. & we have so much fun at it....don't get tons of work done but it is great seeing what others are doing & sharing ideas.
(& the food is great too!)
Hugs, Renee

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW, so gorgeous! Those paper are stunning and really look amazing against the black. I just love your little fishtail banners! Lovely :)

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous card Kate! Good luck to your hubbie - that's a long journey!!! Nicola x

Amy E said...

Beautiful card Kate!! The colors are so pretty, and the flower is just perfect!!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know the Cricut 12 x 24 mats worked for you! I ruined A LOT of paper until I finally learned all the little tricks! I'm so glad I could pass it along!

Have a great weekend!
Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com