Welcome! I hope you've had a great weekend. I'm counting down the days until my son is finished with school (nine days now) so that we can all spend time taking family bike rides and long walks. As far as I know, we are sticking close to home this Summer, and I'm planning to make every day count!
One need that early Summer always brings is the need for graduation cards. I know that this card doesn't look like a typical graduation card, but it was for a sweet Mom of two teens who just finished her college degree, and I thought she'd like flowers better than something formal and black and gray. I used a sentiment from JustRite's Sentimental Damask Vintage Labels Eight clear stamp set and hand-cut my banner so that it would be the right length for the sentiment.
Most of my time was spent on those little flowers, for which I used a Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die set, along with leaves from the Foliage die set (they were slightly smaller than the ones in the Bitty Blossoms set). I had a secret weapon for rolling those little roses though--first time I've used it, and I loved it: it was a fabulous little Petal Roller that jumped into my cart last time I ordered from MFTStamps. . . ;-) The largest rose is actually the smallest rose in the die set, and the smaller two are one rose, cut into two lengths to get smaller roses--I hope that makes sense.
Patterned papers are from an an older Authentique Renew 6 x 6 paper pad, and rustic twine is from Papertrey Ink. Well, that's it for today's card--I think my graduate-friend will like it! Thanks for visiting,