Friday, July 12, 2013

[Focus on Life] Week 28: Pretty Patterns

It's the weekend again, time for Ms. Sally Russick's Focus on Life.  
It's Week 28 and its all about Pretty Patterns.

Let me share with you the card that I made for a friends special birthday.  My friend has a nice garden with different kinds of roses, hibiscus, and fruit bearing trees that her mom planted when she visited from the Philippines a few years ago.  It's her birthday and I wanted to make her a card full of flowers.

What do you think of this card?  Isn't it pretty?  I used a from Hero Arts rubber stamp H5481 Classic Bloom that I bought during last week's trip to the craft store.  I stamped the image using Versafine in Onyx Black several times on a piece of yellow cardstock to make a pretty pattern of happy flowers.  

Hero Arts H5481 Classic Bloom Rubber Stamp
I colored the petals with a combination of yellow and orange colored pencils and the center with shades of brown.  The sentiment is from TPC Studio's "Everday Greetings Stamp" that I heat embossed using Versamark and Judikins black opaque embossing powder.  

Finally, I added Mod Podge Dimensional magic on 2 of the flowers to add a little interest.  I love the gloss!

Did you notice the chevron pattern on the background of the photo?  
Can you guess what that is?
It's the car seat cover.  We were running late for our birthday surprise so I took a last minute shot of it.  Pretty pattern, right?

Thanks for stopping by to see my pretty patterns.  Let's head over to The Studio Sublime and check out other pretty patterns.
Have a wonderful weekend ya'll!  
See you soon!
♥  michelle  


Diana Taylor said...

That's a lovely stamp and you've made a gorgeous card with it - I really like the colours with the blue background - beautiful.

Alice said...

What a great stamp and a beautiful card. I like the vibrant colors. I'll bet she loves it!

Marlene Cupo said...

Hehehehe! Love the card, but chuckling because I am reading these posts, instead of wrapping birthday presents for later today. Do we have something in common (running late)?

Adrienne said...

That is a beautiful card, great job!

Shel said...

Pretty, Pretty card!! Lovely pattern. And I didn't notice the pattern on the car seat until you mentioned it! LOL!! ;-)

Islandgirl said...

Love the bright yellow flowers! Handmade birthday cards are so special!

Alicia said...

Gorgeous card - and a lovely, happy pattern. Flowers are the best for birthdays :)

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful card. I am sure your friend loved it! I think items made from the heart are so much more enduring to the receiver! thanks for the great post.


Beti Horvath said...

Beautiful patterns! The flowers are so vivid!

Patty Woodland said...

How beautiful. What a lucky friend to receive such a lovingly made card.