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Monday, January 10, 2011

Pink Carnation

My sister, who I hope is not following this blog yet, introduced me a wonderful series of books.  I don't have the time or patience to sit and read a long book, so my sister found this book on audio CD from the library.  If you enjoy a nice romance mystery that light hearted and fun.  These books are great...The first of the Series is, The Pink Carnation:
This book is set in when creating my sister's Christmas Thank-You card...I had to incorporate "Merci" and a simple pink carnation into her card.  I scoured the web to find instructions on how to create a paper carnation.  Most of them were made using tissue paper.  I wanted one made of paper...scrapbooking paper.  Boy, was I in luck when I hopped over to My Basket of Scraps!  Many many thanks to Jackie for her very simple and easy to follow Carnation paper flower tutorial.  I love that she photographed each step...This made creation of my carnation a breeze.  For my card, I didn't use quite as many circles, because I want mine to be able to fold flat (semi-flat) for mailing.  Isn't it cute?

The card is a dark burgundy color with a colorful flower ribbon to line the bottom.  Because no card is complete without bling, I had to dot the centers of the flowers with pink Stickles.  Now that I am finished with the Pink Carnation...It's on to the next book in the series, The Masque of the Black Tulip.  Now, that's a flower I will be playing with in a few months...for Spring! 


Crystal said...

Beautiful card Angie!!!!!

You're on your way now!!!!!

Jackie said...

Very cute! Gread idea to lessen the layers so you can send it!

K-E Kreations said...

Lovely card!

Rachel said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, LOVE it! Great idea!!!