Sunday 30 January 2011

JAI #53 - a bright burst of yellow

Yellow is my favourite colour.  I also love flowers.  So when I looked at the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge this week and found a beautiful sunny yellow sunflower looking back at me, I couldn't resist.  I took the flower and the colours as my inspiration.

For this challenge I went back to an old idea I had quite a while ago, of putting flowers in a flowerpot.  I still like it!  Previously I have made the flowerpot the card and put a pull-out bunch of flowers inside attached to the greeting card part.  This time I just created the flowerpot on the outside of the card so that I would have a little more space for writing inside the card, and to protect the bunch of flowers more during posting.

Eastern Blooms has been my favourite stamp set for about two years now.  I loved it when I first bought it, and I still love it.  I don't know why I keep insisting on cutting flowers out, though, since I don't love cutting out!  Probably because the end result is always so pretty.  Another favourite stamp set is Trendy Trees, which a good friend gave me as a gift after I'd oohed and aahed over it forever without actually buying it.  I have used the trees as leaves here, and the whole set is very versatile - not only as trees.  :-)

What I used (all Stampin'Up):
Stamps - Eastern Blooms, Trendy Trees
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, Gable Green, Green Galore, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Green Galore
Other - Dazzling Diamonds, Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon

Thanks for visiting!



Cassandra said...

That is absolutely beautiful Michelle. I particularly like the colours you have chosen and you have reminded me that Eastern Blooms hasn't seen a whole lot of ink lately.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Michelle. I love the colours you have used

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a gorgeous card - so bright and cheery!

Mae's Cachet said...

A beautiful bright bunch of flowers to cheer anyone up just by looking at it! Thanks for joining in this week at JAI.