Sunday, April 5, 2015

I hope it was a nice Easter for everyone. I have a card to share with you today

Hi Friends and followers,

Here I am once again with a card to share.  I have quite a few Birthdays to send cards to this month and most are International.  I hope if you see this post that you know it may get there late.  I have control over the date I send the card, but after that ??? If you are lucky you card can make it there on time.  Who really knows which card will end up on the snail mail wagon.  Or in this case "ship" lol.

So for this card I am sharing today, I was inspired by a card I have seen online last week.  The shape and flowers she had made were also inspiring.  So since I make all my own flowers from scratch, I decided to not only print a pattern I loved for this card, but I decided to print an extra sheet to make the flowers with it.  So all would coordinate perfectly. 

I used two papers on this card.  The back of the card paper is different from the front actually.  I used the Gemini die cut by Sue Wilson's CED4404 called ORION for the front panels.  Hey, free publicity here YAY!

The other dies were from my Spellbinder stash as well as for the Birthday stamp.  I used some Stickles for the outline where the Birthday frame is.

I used the Stampin Up Whisper White for this card.  As for the small flowers and leaves on the card to minimize the time for this I simply used my paper punches I have on hand which is much faster when in a hurry.  But any flower you may have as a wafer die cut is also fabulous to use.  My roses (6) of them, were made from punches as well, it is a punch with 6 petals, and I use the technique that removes one petal at a time and build my rose this way.  What was difficult was the size I used, I was working on the tip of my fingers for them.  But all worth while.  Before I would assemble the layers, I would ink up with some pink the edges giving the roses more depth.

So here is the card.  I did start the card with one thing for measurement, I used the length of the GEMINI die cut which gave me a height of 6 7/8th inches.  I used the full length of the letter size which is 11 inches wide.  That gave me some playground to build my card.

The photo below is the shape of the card.  I'm not giving you measurements as this card is easy to make with your own measurements, depending on the size of the frame you need to use in the middle of your card (back).  I think the depth of the card is where you can play either more of it or less for your own project.  Time it took me to make this card,  10 hours, including the making of 6 roses and the small flowers

What I did that you don't see on the photo is,  I adhered some of the same paper to the back of the card.  This is where I will write a personal note and signature there.  So she can have the card displayed without a note in the front of it.  The note is in the back!

If you already have some purchased flowers and, you wonder what to do with them, this is the perfect card to use them on.  This card will take me less time to make if I make another one soon.  Deciding on the flap sizes after 2-3 templates were made, will ease the making of it for a next one.

I hope you enjoyed this card for today and I hope you have had a lovely Easter/Passover weekend.  Ours was quiet but oh so lovely.

Have a great week!


  1. Beautiful card Nicole. Love the flowers they came out great. Thank you for sharing and posting the important steps in order for us to try making this card. The frame die is just gorgeous and gives this card such a light and elegant feel.

  2. A beautiful card. That die is so elegant and delicate, your flowers match it perfectly, a delightful job and delightful result.

  3. I WANT THIS DIE !!!!!!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL ... so clever how it sits neatly on the edges, it looks like lace.
    Very very pretty & all of your handmade flowers compliment the delicate look of the card. STUNNING !

  4. What a super card Nikky! Love how you have put it together

  5. That is a beautiful card you made Nikky. Im sure they wont care if its on time or not with so much love and care gone into it!

  6. Another gorgeous card, Nikky, using that gorgeous Sue Wilson die. It is just perfect and your handmade flowers really compliment the card......well done....xxxx