Roses, Butterflies and more Great Greetings

When I was working on my orchid and teal card the other day, I was going to use some watercoloring with the Fifth Avenue Floral set (which coordinates with the Manhattan Flower textured impressions die).  Since I didn't and I had the watercolor flowers already, I decided to recycle today.

Butterflies_and_rosesI just watercolored the flowers with refills, and used a watercolor crayon and Aqua Painter for the background.  The butterfly is cut from the printed vellum in the Taste of Textiles pack with an orchid butterfly underneath.

Here's the supply list –
Stamp Sets:  All Holidays, Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Orchid Opulence, Taken with Teal classic ink refills; Going Gray stampin' write marker; Taken with Teal, Summer Sun classic; Watercolor Wonder crayons – Soft Subtles
Paper:  Taken with Teal, Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Whisper White card stock; Taste of Textiles specialty
Rhinestone brads (circle, ice), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Texturz Plates Kit #4, Impressions Pad, Silicone Rubber, Big Shot, Aqua Painter, Hodgepodge Hardware – Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla wide grosgrain, scallop oval punch, small oval punch, stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponges

And, here's a tribute to my mom…..

If you see my hair seriously thinning, and I learn to raise one eyebrow way up into said receding hairline, I'll be turning into my dad.  Which, except for the thin hair, isn't a bad thing either!  And the thin hair looks fine on him, but, although I have bad hair days 3 out of 5, I am happy with the texture of it.)

I love this saying, though, and since I'm a product of …. well, another decade, century, millennium …. the image in the Sip by Sip set just reminds me of the moms when I was growing up.  (Anyone else remember Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best and Make Room for Daddy?)

Here's the list:
Stamp Sets:  Sip by Sip, Eight Great Greetings
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers; Basic Brown classic
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Blush Blossom card stock
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware; stampin' dimensionals; Circle Scissor Plus, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon; large, small, wide and scallop oval punches; horizontal slit punch

My Pittsburgh brother and sister-in-law had sun today.  I guess I shouldn't be too jealous, since they had lots of snow, ice and cold weather – and I think it's going to be cold there tonight.  But I haven't seen sun for days (except for teasing glimpses), so I think that's why I used the warm colors on the card.  (Is this the same woman who was begging for snow a couple months ago?  Fickle, fickle!!)

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Roses, Butterflies and more Great Greetings

  1. Sandy Moriarty says:

    Love your orchid card. Yup, remember the family programs on TV. How about the Nelsons — Ricky (sp?) and the rest of his family. Dad and mom always knew just how to handle every situation — without ever getting upset or dirty and the moms never took off their pretty dresses and pearls (how did they scrub floors anyway?).


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