Monday, 4 April 2011

Glitzy gerberas for my Mum

I just loved being able to play with my new Big Shot and dies when I was creating this card for my Mum. Now I know that it's a bit late for you to use this for your own Mother's Day cards (at least for this year) but this would be just as suitable for a birthday card or get well card etc if you just change out the sentiment.

It was inspired by a great video for creating gerbera daisies by Noel.

Stamp set: Cottage Garden, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze
DSP: Sunny Garden
Punch: Decorative Label
Bigz Die: Flower Daisies 2
Originals Die: Leaves 2
Other: Champagne Glass Glitter

This is a larger card for me than normal, it's an A5 portrait of Pear Pizzazz. This was matted with a layer of Pumpkin Pie card and a layer of Sunny Garden, sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. The gerberas were made with Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango card using the Daisies 2 die. Each flower has three layers of the largest petals and three layers of the smallest petals. All the petals were sponged with the corresponding ink before assembling. Champagne Glass Glitter was sprinkled into Tombow glue for the flower centres. The leaves were cut from Pear Pizzazz card with the Leaves 2 die and the veins were scored into the leaves before sponging the edges with Pear Pizzazz ink. Flowers were popped up on dimensionals and the leaves were adhered direct to the card front. For the sentiment, a Cajun Craze marker was used to selectively ink the words without the swirls, stamped onto Very Vanilla card and punched with the Decorative Label. This was overstamped with the trio of flowers from Cottage Garden in Peach Parfait ink. Two more Decorative Labels were punched from Tangerine Tango, cut in half and adhered behind the Vanilla label before popping up on dimensionals.

I'll definitely be making more of these pretty flowers in the future. Here's a close up:

To order these dies just email me or you can get the Daisies die in one of my bundle offers here (and if you need the leaves too you can tailor make a bundle by substituting).

Tomorrow I'll share the gift packaging I made to match.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Aileen said...

Stunning card. I had gerberas as my wedding bouquet. Guess what else has just gone on my wish list!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Sara these are just stunning! I ordered that die yesterday and now I am going to be stalking the UPS man until they come. Just fabulous. XXX

Maria said...

Simply stunning card Sarah and thank you so much for the link to the Gerbera tutorial. Guess who is impatiently awaiting her Big Shot and will be making lots of these flowers lol