Friday, March 18, 2011

A Fun Flower

Happy weekend, everyone!

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I still have three more days of time-off left. It's been a very much needed, relaxing week. Once I'm back at work, I'll be gearing up for Easter and Mother's Day. . .two huge holidays in my little floral department. I'll be rested and ready to go. . .

We've had beautiful weather this week too (by Minnesota standards.) It's been right around 50 degrees and sunny. All the mounds of snow are melting fast but have heard we may get some snow again on Tuesday. At least it doesn't stick around too long this time of year. March is always a month where winter and spring fight back and forth with each other. Come on spring, I'm rooting for you!

So today I wanted to share the rolled, ribbon flower I've made after watching Hostess, Anita's video on the Hero Arts blog. You can see it here. Anita did a fabulous job, showing how to make these beautiful flowers! I decided to make my flower out of two different, coordinating ribbons and layer them together with a paper flower on top.



I used a Martha Stewart butterfly, border punch and the Traditional Butterfly stamp from Hero Arts. I love the tiny, punched out butterflies and just had to add a few to the card. For some reason lately, I've been very drawn toward shades of aqua/teal. . . .love it with white!

These flowers are so fun and easy to make, so be sure to check out Anita's video and give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy spring! :)

20 comments:

Tiffany said...

This is so beautiful Barb! Love the light and airy color of the aqua's and your rolled flower is perfection, need to try one myself!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, its so adorable.

Arlene said...

I love the soft colors and design. So beautiful.

patscrap91 said...

Love the white and aqua color together. Love also the border punch. Your card is like winter and spring together (like the weather).

Maureen Morton said...

Super job, Barb! Love this winged card - great colors; pops with the white.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Barb I am so touched by your kind words!!! I love what you've done with the ribbon flower! So pretty! I also love this aqua and white phaze your going through, keep it up, it's soo pretty! :> What a beauitful card!

Sue said...

A very pretty card Barb I also saw the video, and your flower is lovely with the two colours, it has turned out very well indeed and looks a picture on the card. Only three more days left how quickly the time has gone!
Smiles:)

Nancy said...

Oh Barb, this turned out so gorgeous. I love the colors and your flower is perfect!

Dawn said...

gorgeous flower Barb. I too am loving your aqua blue phase... some wonderful cards on show. Enjoy your last few days break.

Tanya said...

Love the colors on this card, my favorite colors to use! Hope you enjoy your break from work, looking forward to seeing the displays for the upcoming holidays!

Sanne said...

Wow Barb - cool flower....I did one on make and take in LA - mine was not as beautiful as yours - great job!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly border and the colors are yummy!

Kathy said...

Oh wow! Your twisted flower is very pretty! I love the colors and the butterfly border is awesome!

ivy said...

very pretty!!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card and love the blues on the white! Your twisted flower is so pretty, Barb!

nette said...

ohhh the colors are pretty. love the blues on white and the flower is gorgeous

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

This card is stunning!!!
LOVE your design and the color!
Pure eyecandy!!!
Greetings from Austria!

Shirley said...

Oh my, I can see I could stay here forever!! LOLOL This is beautiful. I am a sucker for ribbon and your flower is wonderful!!

Michelle said...

Barb, this is my FAVORITE card! I love the colors! I especially love the embossed butterflies and border punched butterflies! So unique! Great flower!
Sorry I haven't been here in a whle...finding it hard to balance DT commenting and blog friends...must get better at it!! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Barb! Your fabric flower is so pretty! I love the colors you used on this card and I really adore that super cute border punch!
Such a brilliant card!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend! :)