Monday, May 20, 2013

Friendship Seeds

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Back again with my second GDT card for House Mouse and Friends.  This card consists 4 of my favorite things:  House Mouse stamp, sunflowers, gingham ribbon and my favorite paper Graphic 45 French Country collection.

I thought an easel card would be fun to do with this image called Spring Blossoms.  The stamp cuts off part of the pot so I let that be my starting point.  My color scheme came from this beautiful DP.  The sunflower accents are actually two fussy cut flowers from the DP.  The small flower is a daisy punched flower and a jewel from my stash.  The "soil" is Flower Soft.    I like to add Flower Soft  for the interesting rich texture it provides.  I used CM oval cutters and a punch for the yellow scalloped oval.  The verse is from a CTMH Friendship stamp set.

No struggling with this card.  It was fun and everything easily came into place.  I so love when that happens. Why don't you ink up one of your HM stamps and join us here for our  Flower Challenge.  While you are there, check out the inspiration the DT provided.  There's  a lot of gorgeous this week.


  1. Hi, Linda! This is such a wonderful card - beautiful, rich colors, and delightful setting! Love all those big sunflowers and bow - makes your little HM look so sweet! I especially like the texture of the dirt in your pot! Wonderful card. hugs, de

  2. Simply fabulous LInda! Absolutely delightful image and wonderful design!

  3. Hi Linda, your card is gorgeous - I love your design and stunning papers. Your image is adorable and such beautifully coloured and stunning details!!

    Heather xx

  4. oh gosh what an explosion love the image the texture and the design of this card
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh Sunflowers are my fav...My kitchen is decorated with them...I love your wonderful card. The coloring is awesome and the easel card is perfect for the image and design. I am going to have to try the flower soft...joann sassy raggedy

  6. so stunning linda.fabulous design and colours and I love the sweet mice :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Beautiful Linda! Love this House Mouse stamp and gorgeous DP. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

  8. I love your take on the HM&FMC, Linda, pretty matching papers- and a sweet image of course. Fab colouring. Great to have you with us as a GDT.
    hugs Dorte

  9. Linda, I saw your card in the gallery before it was posted and love it. What fun bright colors and your coloring is awesome. The flower soft is amazing, looks like real dirt. So happy that you are joining much fun!


  10. Got to love cards that all come together so easily! This is such a lovely, rich card! Happy to have you join our team this month Linda! &heart; Sue Kment

  11. This is a fabulous card Linda, your image is adorable and I love your gorgeous papers and sunflower embellishments.
    Thank you for your kind words regarding my Dad.

  12. Oh my, your card is so beautiful with all those gorgeous sunflowers! I love how your coloring of the images perfectly matches the paper! Well done!

  13. Gorgeous card!
    Love the colors!


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