Friendly flower

This is a scheduled post - not back from the trip yet. :)
I have a card today made using my NEW HA stamps I won from last months contest - have been waiting for them for what seems like forever! ;)
Anyways, this post is for the Etsy Inspired challenge, and the shop is Sunshyne Silverware, which came up with the brilliant idea of making pendants out of spoons! I was inspired by THIS spoon;

I took the flower and polka dot idea to make this...

Will add that I used THIS weeks 2S4Y sketch to get me rolling as to the layout of the card. ;)

Cut card base and patterned paper - distress polka dot paper and base with edge of scissors. Stamp image onto white paper, than several times on patterned paper, using the paper piercing technique. Faux stitch border of white paper. Add half pearls to center of flower, and adhere decorated image to base, than tie twine around base. Stamp sentiment onto paper, cut out in tag shape, add button, and adhere to twine. 

You may only see two, but I used three Hero Arts products - the two stamps, and, because I am low on quality white paper, their product packaging! Here's proof...

I love how it says they're a green company, and than I go recycle the packaging. ;)

Anyways, thanks as always for stopping in and leaving those super sweet comments! 

Friendly flower card recipe
Cardstock: Bazzil, Hero Arts
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop" and "Fly a Kite"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Bee Happy" and "Tree, Birds and Messages"
Ink: Staz-on
Twine: Making Memories
Half pearls: Kaisercraft
Other: button

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, foam squares, pin


  1. Love your card, love the twine.

  2. This is fabulous. Love how you did your flower and all the colors are so pretty together.

  3. I love the polka dot flower! And thanks for the reminder to pay attention to my packaging a little more...I'm always looking for ways to be more 'green'! :)

  4. Ohhh, this is FABULOUS! And I love how you used the packaging! Awesome job Clare!

  5. adorable!! love the paper pieced flower!! sweet card!

  6. Love this Clare! And love that you recylced to create it! Perfection!

  7. Clare this is a stunning card - I Love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

  8. Excellent!!! This flower dressed up in polka dots is so beautiful! And you're good at recycling! ;-)

  9. Love that polka dot flower! SO cute!

  10. Fantastic card, Clare! Congrats on being in the top 5 at 2S4Y!!! Woo hoo!

  11. Gorgeous card craft going on here! CONGRATS for your acknowledgment from 2S4Y!

  12. So pretty, Clare! Congrats on being top 5 at 2S4Y!

  13. Love this pretty card, Clare! And so glad I found your blog! I'll visit often! :)

  14. Congrats for making the top 5 at 2S4Y. What a fabulous card! Love the kraft base of course!


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