Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bleeding Heart Birthday Card

Yep, another challenge!! :) I LOVE CHALLENGES!

I don't think I've talked much about my gardening here on my blog, but I love to garden.  Growing veggies is my #1 but flowers are a very close second.  

When I read about the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday the first thing that popped into my head was my Bleeding Heart plants.  Last year I took a lot of pictures of the ones in my yard.  I used my own pictures for this card.

The mat of pink circles paper is from the DCWV Spring stack. I printed my picture with my Dell printer onto simple white card stock. I was tempted to print it on glossy photo paper but I knew I wanted to emboss the sentiment and didn't know how that would work out on glossy paper. 

I glued on three little "skittle" gems that have been dyed dark pink.

I embossed the Scrappy Mom sentiment with white embossing powder.

I added a second picture to the inside along with more of the matching paper stocks.

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! I just bought the skittles and dye last weekend and colored my first batch, I love how easy they were to make!

Thanks for the heads up on the CuteCardThursday, I just entered!

Georgiana said...

How cool! I can not believe that is a picture of a plant from your garden. I bet your garden is wonderful. Enjoy Valentine's Day.


Unknown said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for joining in at Paper Play this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Alicia xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, the bleeding heart plant is just perfect for our challenge, mine are starting to come to life and I love them.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "hearts & flowers but not Valentine" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the inside too!