Friday, May 24, 2013

Card for a Friend

I made this card for a friend to thank her for a lovely gift package she recently sent to me.  I hope she likes it.

It really made me happy to use soft pinks and off whites to make this card.  I also incorporated a few handmade embellishments including the resin cameo, small resin roses (bottom right of the card) and organza flower (top left of the card).  I used some Prima Say It in Pearls, I Am Roses mulberry paper flowers and cut some flourishes out of pink vellum (you can't go wrong with pink vellum!).

The bow was made using pink seam binding.  I wanted the bow to stay puffy even in transit through the mail so I arranged the loops of the bow, stuffed some wax paper in the loops and coated the loops with Stiffy fabric stiffener.  This process made the loops a little translucent, but I did not mind.  The card base is Sweet Blush card stock from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is London Market by Pink Paislee. The butterflies were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The white looked a little stark against the soft pinks of this card so I took a soft pink copic marker and lightly colored over each butterfly.  I think that covers it!

Now the challenge is to get to the post office so I can send this card off to my friend.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Valerie - thanks so much. Can you tell I really love pink?? The person I am sending this too loves that color too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you are having a nice Memorial Day weekend. - Colleen

    2. Wow what a beautiful watching you on youtube. What are the dies called u used on this card inside and out...
      big hug

    3. Hi Vikki - The square die I used on the outside and the inside of the card is from a Spellbinders Marvelous Square die set. The Large flourish on the inside was cut with a Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance Flourish die. The Flourish on the left outside of the card was cut with a Hero Arts Fancy Dies: Swirls. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for visiting my blog.