Monday 29 February 2016

Seriously YOU'RE THE BEST My Friend.

This is another of those late at night inspirations. I loved what I saw over on Muse

This card is done my Jenni Murray, and I love the three little squares. I thought on it off and on over the week but had Dad's 90th birthday to deal with so it wasn't till tonight that an idea actually came to mind.

I used a die that cuts out the 3 curved squares.

I decided to add acetate to the inside so I could use a bigger flower and it could be supported on the front of the card. I stamped 'My Friend' on the inside of the card and lined it up so you could see both words when the card is shut.
I put some leaves on the inside on the stem and one on the outside on the acetate.

I then put a slightly smaller flower on the inside and it was able to sit at the top of the stem. This is not the flower for the leaves or stem/sentiment but it was what I wanted to use.

From here you can see the flower on the front and inside the card.

Here you can the acetate behind the flower and the lovely shimmer on the flower which was watercoloured with Zig Markers and Wink of Stella pen.

I also decided to add some patterned paper along the side but wanted to do full length as it just didnt look right as 2/3rds. I then added a pelmet along the top of a die cut piece of pale yellow paper that went with the stripes. Hence they now look like curtains in a formal room.

Finished off by stamping 'Seriously You're The Best' at the bottom. I really like how this turned out. When the card is shut you only see the top flower but when opened the inside flower allows the stem and leaves to be connected to something.

So I took my inspiration from the pale yellow patterned paper; the three little squares and the lone flower.

Would like to add this to :

There we go, all done and still 2 hrs to go. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Kate said...

What an amazing design! I love the sentiment stem. I haven't seen that before. Lovely card!!

Ruth said...

That's amazing!! Clever you thinking of adding the stems on the outside of the card too. It looks really clever. Brilliant CASE. xx

Ardyth said...

Beautiful dramatic flower and really fun presentation with the inside/outside effect! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Bravo! Your design is wonderful! A really clever card and so beautiful.
Sharon xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is a stunning card!!love that sentiment stem and flower and the curtain and pelmet... ok let's be honest love it all !!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is a stunning card!!love that sentiment stem and flower and the curtain and pelmet... ok let's be honest love it all !!x

Monika Reeck said...

seriously your flower card is stunning
this is totally adorable and so clean and crisp
I will be your new follower
Lovely cards on your blog
I was visit here because my job as DT on ATSM challenge you joined with that butterfly card
but I like to visit you again soon
now in Germany it is 00:52 I should go sleep
hugs from Germany

Cathy said...

Amazing card Aileen, such a clever design and pretty flower. Love your take on the MUSE card, Cathy x (P.S I think brushos are a bit hit and miss for me too! Thing is if it doesn't make a good background it usually can be diecut into something and look much better!)

coldwaters2 said...

Aileen this is both brilliant and beautiful, designing at it's best, love how you created this one, superb work.
lorraine x

TaeEun said...

What a creative and clever design, Aileen! Love everything on this card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun layout -- love your coloring too

ps I have missed your cards - not getting them for some reason :(

Greta said...

Oh so beautiful, Aileen! One of my favorite cards!