My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Forever Flower Garden

In honor of Mother's Love and Friendship!
My mother passed away several years ago.  She loved flowers of all kinds, especially lavendar!
This card was created using several older Cricut Cartridges and one new Cartridge!
The card base is cut using the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosphy".
The girl and wheelbarrow are from Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Life".
The background was created using fence and mountains from
Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up"
The forest cut is from Cricut Cartridge "Plantin School Book".
Chalk ink is used over the surface of the card is help create sky, mountains, and grass.
Stems from extra cuts of the flowers from the card base cut from "Art Philosopy" are colored with a Copic Marker.
I opened the card and glued a narrow strip of white paper across where the leaves are located.
Then glued the stems on the front where the strip is located.
Here is the fun part!
I took one of the complete flower images, layered 2 more of the flower (only) images using foam tape, and added beaded flower embellishments that I had in my stash!
Then glued the whole flower on the green stem.  All of this added dimension to the card.
I tore a piece of green paper and glued at the base of the flowers to show grass.
The little girl is cut from white Walmart "Colorbok" Textured paper.
I used lavendar ink to add interest.  The flowers in the wheelbarrow are cut from a lavendar image of the girl/wheelbarrow.  I cut out the flower section and glued it to a green piece of cardstock.
"Single Flower Sentiment" is by Stampabilities
The mountains and forest are edged with 'White Cloud' chalk ink. The fence is edged with brown chalk ink and then green grass/flowers are drawn on with Sharpie Markers.
The sentiment is from a computer font.
Inside view of card.  This is on the top portion of the card.  The green strip covers the opening where the flowers are located.
Scripture completes the inside of the card.
...I could walk forever in my garden!

Have a blessed Mother's Day!

This card will be entered into
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"Something Old, Something New" Challenge
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Carolyn this is so beautiful... i love all the special details you have added.. very very lovely

Missy said...

Oh wow this is just stunning, the dimension looks incredible!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great card! Love all your details! Nicely done! You should come over and enter this at the CCR Mother's Day challenge, deets are on my right sidebar!

Hrvatica said...

Wow, wow, wow. This card is so beautiful. Amazing detail.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card! Love the detail in cuts and embellishments. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card! Love the detail in cuts and embellishments. TFS

Tonya said...

Wow! Great card. I love your inking. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!


Cindy@ said...

Beautiful card. So many cuts and so many different cartridges. A real piece of art.

Got2BCrafting said...

Such a lovely card! I really like how you used the chalk ink for the background, and all of the small details along the way are just perfect! :)

Scrapper69 said...

This is soooo Pretty Carolyn! I LOVE the flowers... you really added lots of detail to this card.. Awesome work! :o)

Tammy said...

Beautiful card love your details. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.

Lilygirl said...

A very beautiful card!! I love all the detail!

cdm317 said...

What a truly inspirational card. How lovely that your Mother inspired it. It's a treasure for sure.

Cindy said...

GORGEOUS job with your pretty Mother's day card!I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL flowers,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

Nadia ( said...

Beautiful details and perfect instructions! My favorite detail is the landscape layering at the horizon line. So perfect!

Sheila... said...

very beautiful! lovely detail!
Sheila, FCCB DT

Arcy Scraps said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job! I love how this card turned out!
Thank you for joining us at fccb!
♥ Cyndy

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Your card looks fabulous! The layers and dimension are amazing and everything works wonderfully well together.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

Small Bits of Paper