Friday, March 29, 2013

Field of Daisies Card


The pieces of this card have been cut out and sitting in the chaos of my craft table for months.  Last year I was experimenting with doing some print and cut files for the Silhouette Cameo using flower photographs that I took in my backyard.


This is the card that I posted last August - you can read all of the details about how I did the flowers HERE.  When I made the brown-eyed Susan card, I had other pieces chosen for a second card but they just got put aside so I am happy I finally got to make a card with these flowers.


I thought that with Spring finally arriving, some daisies would be cheerful.  The daisies are raised up with foam dots.  The "hello" is from the Cuttlebug Combo set Everyday Greetings.


I layered three ribbons at the top of the card.  The yellow herringbone and sheer green dotted ribbons are from May Arts and the tied ribbon was from my stash.   These daisies are so bright and pretty.  Another day I will show you my first version of these daisies - it was tricky to get them to print correctly and I had some very odd looking flowers.

Do you remember the beautiful tulips I had for our dinner party last week?  Tulips don't last very long after they are cut.  One of the stems broke and I put the flower in a small vase - it still was very pretty for another day or two.

A few days ago the bouquet was fading fast and the tulips had opened and started to curl back toward the stems.


They look like totally different flowers and by last night most of the petals had fallen off.  The faded flowers did make an interesting photography subject.


Here is one of the earlier photos so you can see the change.  I am looking forward to see more flowers in our gardens very soon.

I wish you a Blessed and Happy Easter weekendChag Sameach if you are celebrating Passover.  We have lots of family events going on this weekend - I'll post if I have a few minutes...

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13 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you and your family! Fabulous card! You can do such great things. Wish I had half as much talent as you.

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    1. Thanks Deneen - Happy Easter to you!

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  2. I am thinking of buying a printer for this purpose can you recommend one?

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    1. Hi Donna,
      I use an inexpensive printer that came "free with rebate" when I bought a computer. It is an HP C3180 and is an all in one (print scan copy - no fax). Often the quality of the image you get depends on the paper you use and the setting you choose. I choose "best" quality and often use matte photo paper when I print. I doubt that this exact printer is still available but I have had pretty good luck with HP printers. That said, I am thinking about an Epson for a wide format printer - one of the next things on my wishlist!

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    1. Happy Easter to you Marilyn Mae - maybe I'll see you at Absolutely Everything tomorrow? It is a "fifth Saturday" so I might head up there for a few bargains!

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  4. Beautiful card!!!! The colors are so bright and the design is gorgeous:)

    Hopping by to wish you a Happy Easter!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Sherrie. I think daisies just make you smile! Happy Easter!

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  5. Easter Blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Hi MaryAnn - Enjoy the big egg hunt this weekend - I am sure there will be lots of happy kids in your neighborhood!

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  6. I love seeing your flower photos! I try to recreate them in my own yard, with VERY limited success--but I enjoy trying! Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Shellee

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    1. Thank you Shellee - I take a lot of photos and do a lot of editing to get to the "good ones" with my photos. My husband is the gardener who grows the flowers - I just enjoy them. Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Happy Easter to you and yours too Diane. Love the flowers...and you are right, they just SHOUT springtime !!

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