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,


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

    Hope all's well with you and yours xx

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

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

  4. Lovely cards Vicky great colours


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  12. Love the simplicity and the monotone collours. x

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

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

  15. Very pretty cards Vicky, classy too.

  16. Elegant and simple - gorgeous!

    Hope all is OK.

    Michelle x

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

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

  19. Beautiful cards Vicky and very elegant Luv Sue x

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

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

  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.

  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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