We attended our youngest daughter's university convocation a couple of weeks ago. We actually celebrated her achievement as soon as she finished school in April and I was so busy with 'other stuff' the week of her convocation that I never got a card made.
Since she finished university she has been working very hard to get her own photography business established and we are very proud and impressed by her efforts. She's headed here tomorrow so I thought I'd make her a card to let her know just how proud we are of everything she's doing to get herself established in a very tough business.
I ran off to my "Rubber Room" and made this layered flower after my pal Marisa posted this card with a link to Joanne Leddy's flower tutorial. I just didn't know how I was going to use it on a card at that point. As I enjoyed my 'stroll' through Patter's gallery last night I saw her "You Are the Sunshine Card" and I went from there.
Paired the flower with some of my beloved Parisian Breezes paper (so sad that it is retired), a border punch, a few die-cut leaves (sure wish that Little Leaves Sizzlet was a easier to use), a mini embossing strip and lots of sponging. I'm not so proud of my crooked sentiment (and my DD's design student instincts will notice it right off the bat) but that's one more reason I should just leave my Stamp-a-ma-jig on my desk at all times. Of course, once I got it all put together I spritzed everything with shimmer paint and I also painted the flower with some Crystal Effects.
PT: 9 punches to make the flower plus a few more for the borders. RYPH!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day. :)
Hugs, Heather :)
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Sun, Jul 10, 2011 @ 5:01 PM
Oh...my...word...Heather! This is "Mooshfully" gorgeous my friend! Such feminine elegance on paper- and your heart is there too! Congrats to your DD! That is a huge accomplishment, and your case of Patter is an awesome way to celebrate this day! (And I am seriously droolin' over that bloom- omgosh!) Moosh hugs sweet friend! LYMI
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Sun, Jul 10, 2011 @ 5:06 PM
I'm with you, Izzy. I loved Parisian Breeze because the texture was just awesome. Well, I still have some left so no need for me to tear up yet. This is such a wonderful card for your accomplished daughter and I'm sure she will love it. Pretty flower and I love that little, embossed strip.
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Sun, Jul 10, 2011 @ 6:06 PM
Oh this is so pretty, I love the flower, and a huge ty for the tutorial link, I need the flower punch and I'm all set to go, this make gorgeous flowers, your sure caught my eye right off, again, wtg Gorgeous!!
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Sun, Jul 10, 2011 @ 6:43 PM
Oh my Lord, Heather, that Parisian Breeze just blew me out of the water - Your bloom is drop dead gorgeous and I am gonna have to give it a shot after seeing how yours turned out. That embossed strip just adds a certain touch of elegance to your card - definitely one your DD will cherish with the message from your heart!! HUGSSSS!
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