Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday's Card of the Day

Happy Monday!
This week I'm card captain at the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
Today's card features Mike's Cloisonne Flower and Leaf.
Plus book paper for my background. I love the printed page!
I have a few discarded books from the library that I keep for my crafting.

Starting with creamy cardstock, I added a green layer, then the book paper layer.
Stamped Mike's Mini Flower in shabby shutters on that.
Then on a separate piece of cream cardstock,
I stamped the Mike's Cloisonne Flower in dried marigold
and stamped Mike's leaf using crushed olive marker.
Fussy cut these, then sponged the edges.
Added a gemstone brad to the center of the flower
and attached the pieces with dimensional foam adhesive.
Cut a small paper banner, stamping the background with the mini flower
and wrote my sentiment by hand.

On the inside I stamped Mike's Mini Flower in marigold and shabby shutters, 
leaving some room for writing a personal message 
for my friend whose birthday is Friday! 
Yay, I've completed a card ahead of time!

Stamps: Michael Strong, Printworks
Distress Inks: shabby shutters, dried marigold
Distress marker: crushed olive, black
Thanks for visiting!


Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Laura and i love the book paper backgroundstamped lightly with the flower as well as the banner. it makes it a wonderful card. Thank you for stepping in as the Card Captain this week.

Diane Bouse said...

Nice card. Always love the writing as background.

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love the subtle stamping on the newsprint in the background -- nice extra touch.