Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

This week is definitely about playing catch up with the house and the yard work. Spring has sprung and there is lots to do! I have managed to get a card out today, but who knows when the next crafty time will come?! Ahhhh!!!!

Here's a close up of the background I made.

So with this card I used Pearl Ex Powders to make a bubbly type background. You can see a tutorial for it here on SplitcoastStampers. This is a very easy technique that makes a LOT of texture and visual interest on your card.

I really liked the gold in the background, so I decided to pair that up with more gold and some black to show it off. I heat embossed the large flower from the Stampin' Up set Doodle This in gold on black paper three times. I cut out two of the images and left the third sitting on a square of the black. I used my crop-o-dile to put large sized eyelets through the center of the flowers and then arranged them how I liked on the pearl ex background. I really love the effect of the textured background with the black and gold.

I hope you enjoyed this post and come back soon for more!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Tellen's Place - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Girly with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Make your own element (designer paper)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes


  1. This is fab Kendra. I love the background you have made.
    Clare x

  2. A lovely card and a great background thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  3. Wow great background! Love the flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!

  4. i really love your background... and to my mind black and gold is so elegant and stylish.
    Thanks for joining us at Tellens place this week.

  5. I love this technique and it does make your flowers pop. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  6. This is a great background with beautiful colors; love the texture and your flowers are uniquely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's place! :)

  7. Nicely done, these flower look cool with the shine!

  8. This is GREAT!!! FABULOUS flowers!!!!

  9. What a fun background!! Gorgeous card!!

  10. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love that technique...I must give it a try!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy this week!
    Chris & the DT