Monday, February 8, 2010

A Bleached Bouquet

Happy Monday! Well, the weekend only brought sickness to my house. My oldest is home from school today due to illness...I am thinking it is strep, but we have a 1pm Dr. appointment to confirm what it is or isn't. So, being stuck at home, I was able to go down and make a quick and simple card. This card is for 2 challenges this week. First is the Cupcake Craft Challenge...which is "Red & White All Over". The second is for my LSS's blog, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, "A bleach job". Here is what I came up with.
I first stamped the various circles with versamark and embossed in clear EP, on red CS. The instead of painting on the bleach as Sue did on the BSS blog, I used bleach in a mister bottle. It gives a pretty neat "stone washed jeans" look. I then used various circle punches to punch out the circles. Then I sat and stared at the circles and white CS base and was ready to give up when my 7 year old said..."I know what you can do mom!". So the flowers in a vase was totally her idea! I used foam tape to add some dimension, and she drew the stems on. I used white CS, and cut a vase out, which I stippled 3 different shades of red onto. I added some red ribbon, and a little red tag that I stamped "for you" onto.
Very simple, but still a cute card. That is all for now...I am off to the doctor soon with my DD...hope she can survive the giant q-tip down the throat test....I HATE that test!
Thanks for stopping by!


Liza said...

A gorgeous card, I love how you have made the flowers. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Patti J said...

Very pretty! Your 7 year old is pretty smart! Your card is just cute as can be. I love working with bleach! Hope your little one doesn't have strep! Good luck...

Catherine said...

What a lovely card ! Love the flowers, it's so unusual and elegant ! Thank you for joining us at CCC

Donna said...

A perfect make for this weeks challenge, thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Biscuitlid said...

Fab take on our red and white theme.
Brill to see you at Cupcake Crafts this week

Shelly said...

Hi, what a fab card! I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Hugs Shelly ;)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jessica, what a gorgeous card and your flowers are fab. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

EXCELLENT idea, I love what you did with the bleach. Will have to try this soon. Love the stems, great job by your daughter. Hope everyone is well by now. Happy Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing your card.