Thursday, 8 March 2012

Three Minute Thursday Easter Blossom

Good morning! It's Thursday and time for another quick card from me. Today's design uses a feature that's pretty popular at the moment - the banner. They look fantastic in strings across cards and as sentiment tags but they also make excellent backgrounds. Come and see how I've used mine:


An outsized banner like this makes a great background for a pretty emblem like this flourished flower from the Easter Blossoms set. I chose tone-on-tone striped papers from the Patterns range to make mine.


I inked the flourish with one colour, added definition with a darker toned marker and finished with a gem. The flourish was cut out with a circle punch and mounted on a larger circle with dimensionals. Think of all the colours you could make this versatile card in!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Teeny Tiny wishes
Ink: Marina Mist/Not Quite Navy or Perfect Plum/Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, scraps of Not Quite Navy or Elegant Eggplant
Other: Patterns designer paper stack in Subtles, markers, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, square punch, Basic rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
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There won't be a post tomorrow as I've been called away unexpectedly but I hope to be back at the weekend so do call back soon. I really appreciate you spending your time here and would like to say a big thank you to my followers and to all those who leave me comments and emails - I love reading them!

Enjoy the rest of your week,

24 comments:

  1. Oooo! Love these, Vicky...so very CAS, classy and elegant. I absolutely love that flourished flower stamp x

    Hope all's well with you and yours xx

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  2. Love the way you did the banner on these fantastic cards! Pretty images too.
    Lynn

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  3. Gorgeous! I'll be CASEing this one ...now!!! TFS!

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  4. Lovely cards Vicky great colours

    Anne

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  5. Very striking cards Vicky - perfect for any occasion - Jacqueline xx

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  6. These are great Vicky. Hope all is well
    M x

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  7. OMG Vicky . . .I am DEFINITELY going to give these a try. Thanks for the inspiration xxx

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  8. Beautiful and elegant cards Vicky, that little floral stamp is so pretty!

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  9. This looks familiar ;) Absolutely gorgeous three-minute creation! I really like the idea of using a banner as a background.

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  10. Love this idea Vicky, simple but so effective! Definitely one to case:) Hope all is well with you.
    Val x

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  11. What a lovely idea and so simple. I hope that the call wasn't bad news.
    Take care, we shall miss you.
    L X

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  12. Love the simplicity and the monotone collours. x

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  13. LOVE this design Vicky, a super set of cards. x

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  14. Hi Vicky
    Love it.... So simple .... But very effective .....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  15. Very pretty cards Vicky, classy too.

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  16. Elegant and simple - gorgeous!

    Hope all is OK.

    Michelle x

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  17. Clean and simple, they look great! Helen (Sydney)

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  18. Simplicity at it's best!
    Love the stiped banner, trés chic :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. Beautiful cards Vicky and very elegant Luv Sue x

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  20. Fabulous CAS cards and they make such a lovely set! Hope everything's okay with you and your family.

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  21. Lovely cards Vicky, this banner/flag theme is really popular xx

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  22. I love all your cards, Vicky, and check your blog every day. I live in the U.S (Maryland).
    If you were in the U.S., you'd be my demonstrator.
    Carrie

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  23. Oh! Vicky I have missed so many lovely cards from your lovely baby rabbits through to these fabulously simple cards.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x