Monday, January 26, 2009

Flowers and More Flowers

Happy Australia Day! I really should be showing you something patriotic, or at least green and gold, but I've never made an Australia Day card, so I'll just pull out another Sale-a-Bration card instead!

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI've used the 'Botanical Blooms' set and the 'Congrats' set on this one to make a wedding card, but you could switch the greeting and make this for any occasion, really. Who knew that you could say Congratulations for so many things? I reckon you pretty much have it all covered with this set...anniversaries, retirement, marriage, baby, birthday and just a general 'well done'.
To do the background panel of this card, I stamped the leaves first (in Sage Shadow) and then used a Regal Rose marker to ink just the inner part of the flower. You can see the whole flower where I cut it out and attached it, but for this background, I wanted a more delicate bud-like bloom. My trusty markers came in handy again to colour the White Taffeta ribbon Regal Rose. I used the Scallop Edge punch and pierced a hole in each scallop to give it a more lacy feel.

Now, for more flowers! If you're very observant, you'll notice 2 new names on my "Downlines Blog Roll" over there --->
I feel very lucky to have 2 lovely and talented ladies join my team.... Sandy and Fiona both joined Stampin' Up! this month. They both have blogs already where you can see their work. Check out THIS gorgeous Paper Flower tutorial by Sandy and THESE Origami flowers by Fiona. Aren't they clever?!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Botanical Blooms, Congrats
inks: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Regal Rose marker, Scallop edge punch, Paper Piercer and Mat pack


  1. I just love the colours you have used for this card ....Carolin

  2. Gorgeous card Marelle - great colours together!

  3. Congrats on your new team members, Marelle! It is always so exciting to hear about new recruits ... even if they are not mine! I am sure they will enjoy being part of your team. And ... love this card! You are so clever to isolate the "bud" on the flower! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous ideas. I visit (stalk) your blog frequently & love seeing all that you do! Stampin' Hugs, Andrea



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