Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Flower Patch Birthday

It is a beautiful Spring Day here in Melbourne today - cool overnight with clear skies that has allowed the sun to warm up everything by lunch time. Just perfect really! 

We were up early this morning to head off on a reasonably long drive to take Sally (black Lab) back to the Vet Specialist surgeon as she is limping more with her right hind leg again and as I suspected, the tumour appears to have regrown somewhat ( thought to be Benign) and so Sally will have a CT Scan next Monday to check out what is happening both in her knee and look to see there is nothing anywhere else. The difficulty is that the pathologist who looked at her biopsy some months ago was quite unsure of a diagnosis (had never seen anything like it - and the Specialist the same) but didn't think it was a cancerous growth. So we will hope and pray that that is all it is and that total removal will be easier than first thought.

And now for today's cards - I  have been waiting for one to arrive in the mail before posting it here. These are CASEs of a cardI saw when I "Google'd" the stamp name some weeks ago. And now when I went to look for it again it appears to have been taken down as unable to be found! I do like to give credit on the odd occasion I Case a card and am sorry but am unable to do that this time. If anyone finds the original please do let me know.

So this first card is as close as I remember the original being.
And the second is very similar - just different greeting.

So as you can see the front of the card is cut out halfway using the Flower Fair framelits.
To do this, I first measured the size of the White card I was using as the top layer and I found it easiest to first stamp the base flower images and then when placing them in the Big Shot only placing the Top Plate halfway over the framelit to where I wanted it to cut. As where there is no top plate, there will be no cut. 
Next, using a ruler, I lined up the difference between the two flowers and drew a straight line to cut upon. 
Once the top layer is cut I then laid it onto the Bermuda Bay card front and marked where the cuts were so that I could cut the card from the same.
Then I simply stamped and cut the leaves and flower layers and added them separately with dimensionals and stamped the greeting - once with Momento Tuxedo Black and then in Bermuda Bay on a scrap piece of card and cut out just the centre which I then added on top of the black.
For the inside I covered the whole facing piece with the Back to Black DSP - such strong contrast to all the colours! And so the message it is written on the back of the card front. This way it doesn't interrupt the contrast with the DSP :-)

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
DSP: Back to Black
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Flower Patch, Perfect Pennants
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, Calypso Coral Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty punch pack

And just in case you're wondering, Sally is still quite happy despite the obvious pain she has in her knee at times and enjoyed chewing on a dental treat whilst I have been typing - suffice to say she finished long before I did!

 Happy stamping until next time,



  1. So sorry to hear about this development in Sally's health. Fingers crossed and will be thinking of you guys. She looks happy and mine is the same, you give him a chewy, you turn around and it's gone!!! They are so funny.

    You card is absolutely gorgeous, both of them. And thank you for sharing the instructions too. I do remember seeing something similar too, maybe it was on one of the videos on SC???

    Keep us updated on Sally. Sending positive thoughts your way too. Cheers. Louise

    1. Thank you so much Louise :-) Yes, Sally is still happy despite everything and she had a full on play at the Park with her best mate tonight which was a delight to see! I hope and pray it will all be ok. Thank you for your kind comments re the cards - I will check out SC - good idea and thanks again!

  2. Lovely colours & flowers,Jan!!! Great technique with flowers! Have to definitely try this technique :))- Katerina