Scatter Kindness

It’s a new week and to start it off right, I’m sharing a bright, happy card I made for Prickley Pear.  I absolutely love the new Hibiscus 2 clear set and have been having a ball experimenting with it!

For this card, I layered two of the flowers, placing a pink gemstone in the center and popping up the completed flower with a foam dot.  The rest of the card was very simple, using some Stampin’ Up decorative paper and ribbon.  How’s that for another quick card?!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  I enjoyed some potted flowers from my boys, a break from cooking duties, home made shortbread cookies (one of my favorites), a long afternoon nap, the luxury of quietly reading a few chapters of a book outside and a relaxing walk with the family.  I feel so spoiled!

The “How To” (because someone asked)!

1.  Cut the desired color of cardstock for your card base (I used SU’s Melon Mambo) to a dimension of 4.25-in. x 11-in.  Fold in half.


2.  Select a decorative paper and trim it to 4.25-in. x 3 1/8-in.


3.  Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25-in. x 3/4-in.


4.  Round the bottom corners of your card base and the decorative paper using a corner rounder punch.


5.  Glue the decorative paper to the card base, lining up the rounded corners.


6.  Glue the white strip of cardstock to the card base, lining it up with the decorative paper.


7.  From a coordinating light color (I used a light pink), cut out a large hibiscus and a small hibiscus using Prickley Pear’s Hibiscus Flower & Leaf Die and the Mini Hibiscus Die.


8.  Ink up a large hibiscus image from the Hibiscus 2 Clear Set using a darker ink than the die cut shape (I used Melon Mambo ink to coordinate with my card base color).  Line the image up with the die cut shape and carefully stamp the image onto it.  Do the same thing with a small hibiscus image from the same stamp set.


9.  Using a foam dot, attach the small hibiscus to the top of the large hibiscus and then add a gemstone to the center of the smaller flower.


10.  Tie a small ribbon around the card, lining it up with the white strip of cardstock.


11.  Adhere the assembled flower over the ribbon, placing the foam dots on the back of the flower, but avoiding the center as that is where the ribbon will touch.


12.  Stamp a sentiment.

8 Comments

  • Deesha Ruparel Posted Monday, 05/14/2012 12:15 pm

    Wow Melissa,
    Your card is gorgeous. Wuick yet beautiful I love the pink you used there. Please place your tutorial.
    And I sure envy your day luxuries you have had…
    Keep Posting your wonders…
    Wait for your tutorial..
    Cya…

  • TesaB Posted Monday, 05/14/2012 2:43 pm

    Soooo pretty!!! Gorgeous pink and I too love the flowers! Just beautiful!

  • jimlynn Posted Monday, 05/14/2012 3:03 pm

    A perfect sentiment for this lovely card! So pretty in all the pink and really like how you did the flower.
    Glad you had a great Mother's Day!
    Lynn

  • tina Posted Tuesday, 05/15/2012 1:21 am

    Very pretty.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

  • Yvonne Posted Tuesday, 05/15/2012 2:33 am

    Very pretty colors!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 05/15/2012 3:19 am

    Live this sweet simple card Melissa and the sentiment is wonderful!!

  • Anne Marie Hile Posted Tuesday, 05/15/2012 4:15 pm

    Simply stunning, Melissa! That sentiment brought a big smile to my face, too. So beautiful! 🙂

  • Darcie Posted Tuesday, 05/15/2012 11:39 pm

    Scatter kindness…love that thought!

    Happy belated Mothers Day!

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