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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Beauty of Wildflowers...

I promised you (or should I say warned you?) there'd be another bluebonnet card today, and here it is! Today to create the bluebonnets I used the little cluster in Stampin' Up's retired (but one of my all-time faves!) Mixed Bouquet set three times per flower. They're not *exactly* like bluebonnets, but I think they make a fun version. I love the sentiment on this card - it's hard to read, but it says "May your day be filled with love, laughter and the beauty of Wildflowers." It's another Joyce Meyer stamp, and can be found in the Texana Designs store. I stamped the sentiment over the bluebonnet with White Craft ink, and then embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. In real life it's sparkly and pretty. I hand-stitched the little row of X's using SU Linen Thread, and also tied it through the buttons, which are from my stash. The rick-rack was a brighter green, so I sponged it with Chocolate Chip ink to tone is down a bit and give it more of a distressed look. Well I think I've finally gotten the bluebonnets out of my system for now - I hope to have something completely different for you tomorrow! Thanks for putting up with me! :-)
  • Stamps: Mixed Bouquet from Stampin' Up, May Your Day sentiment from Texana Designs
  • Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue
  • Ink: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, White Craft
  • Accessories: Mesh Cuttlebug folder, Iridescent Ice EP, buttons, SU Linen thread, CTMH rick-rack, sponge, edge distresser


  1. So very pretty Libby!! Just love all the details and texture in your creation! The stitching really adds so much! TFS!

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Yes I'm yelling, I do that when I get excited :)

  3. Another beautiful card! Love the stitching on it.

  4. Libby I think it's awesome and such a fun representation of bluebonnets.
    I'm fixing to post a few more photos to my blog. We went to Waco on Easter Sunday and on the roadside along hwy. 35 we stopped and took photos of some flowers that I could not name. But they were sooo pretty. So in about 20 go check them out. Toodles! Betty

  5. So pretty! It looks so natural like those flowers! Love the sentiment and stitching!

  6. pretty card! I never thought of using this set for bluebonnets, I totally think they work!

  7. Beautiful card! I like how you did the saying.

  8. LOVE your Bluebonnets cards, Libby!!! And I know just what you mean about Tom Brokaw -- isn't he amazing? Totally agree about the urge to contribute, but feel overwhelmed when I try to think about how... something to work on, for sure.


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