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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Another Pink Flower Card

I seem to be in a pink and flowery frame of mind lately . Maybe it's an antidote to all the Christmas cards I made last month or just that I'm looking forward to spring. This card started out as an A6 size but when it was done I didn't like it, it looked too cramped and the sentiment didn't look nice at all. So I dismantled it and cut an A4 sheet of card to make a folded 5" x 7" base card. I covered the front with paper from a Papermania pad called Regency, cutting it slightly shorter than the card with a scalloped edge at the bottom. I added the ribbon before fixing it to the card so that I could tuck the ends in neatly.
The main panel was embossed with an EF that I don't know the name of, I think it was one that is sold by Do Crafts. The magnolia is a clear stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Promarkers. I wasn't totally happy with how it looked and decided to colour the narrow scalloped line in the embossing with one of the pink pens I'd used on the flower. Promarkers are brilliant for this kind of work, I could never have coloured that thin line with a pencil.Then I thought it would look better with a coloured background so I filled it in with the palest blue Promarker that I've got. Next I trimmed the piece close to the embossing and inked the edge with the pink pen. I rummaged around and found these two dragonfly brads which matched, that have been in my stash for ages. The greeting is another CB clear stamp from a set of greetings and sentiments called Amazing Birthday. It is stamped onto a very small snippet of card with the black Memento ink and coloured and edged to match the image panel.
As I have used that little snippet of card I am off to Pixies Snippets Playground to join in the fun there.
I am also entering at Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and for all your generous and encouraging comments, I appreciate them all.


  1. I am enjoying your pink phase! The flowers have been so lovely, and so is this one! I'm liking your EF & the oval treatment, and fantastic control on lining the tiny trim line on that oval die. I'd have made an utter mess of it. Love these CB stamps and your background dp worked so well with your pink design. The tiny dragonflies were a perfect finishing embellishment. Very Spring! TFS & Hugs

  2. A lovely card, the flower colouring is beautiful.
    Yvonne x

  3. This is such a pretty card Jean and the embossed backdrop to the magnolia works beautifully with the vertical stripes I know what you mean about the way cards evolve in the making. I frequently change tack halfway through, but the finished result here is just lovely. x

  4. Oh how pretty Jean! Like you, I often end up using a card by adding it as a topper to a bigger one - this really is lovely.

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - playing catch up here!



  5. Hi Jean,
    this is a very lovely creation. Love the beautiful flower and design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Very pretty and it looks lovely on the larger card base. The floral image is pretty and the wee dragonfly brads are perfect on this. I havesome of those too and theink they are a nice addition to a floral card.

  7. Hi Jean, I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my CAS landscape card that I popped into Di',s snippets challenge. That was so sweet of you to do so. Now this card I love, that flower is stunning and I thought it was one of Sheena Douglass stamps at first as I know she has a magnolia stamp that is very similar. Your colouring of the flower is wonderful, also love the texture, and it works perfectly on a 5'x7' card xx

  8. Your pale blue background with that tiny pink border is lovely with the way it acts as a foil for the lovely Magnolia flower. I can't wait for our buds to open. Those dragonflies are a super match for the deep pink colour & I love the way your patterned paper scalloped edging echoes the scalloped edgings of your Magnolia panel.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. This is stunning, Jean! I love magnolia and this is perfectly coloured! So beautiful!