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4/21/2014

Easter Flowers

Welcome and Good Morning. This will be a scheduled post as Monday is expected to be a tad busy. Hopefully our daughter will arrive this afternoon, and we plan to enjoy as much of her time as possible. Today's card was mailed out Thursday so I hope the recipient will have it before it shows in this post! It was an easy card to make, once I had the design planned in my head...after studying the pretty paper and deciding how best to show off the pretty flowers.


- S/B elegant ovals die cut the pretty rose motif from a 12x12 paper pack, Some more of the roses were hand cut. Used a stylus & rubber mat to give the handcut roses some dimension and adhered with Aileens Easy Flow glue. Derwent Inktense pencils in several lavender & purple added a bit more shading.

- Lavendar textured Bazzill for the card, scored on each side of the border trim.

- Border trim was just a straight cut from the reverse of the floral paper. After placing this trim, then added the scoring on each side.

- SU punch from a snippet of the floral left after the oval die cut, stamped with Memento Grape Jelly using a SU tiny sentiment stamp. Tiny white pearls were colored with various Copic BV markers to get the shade I wanted.

This card puts me in mind of old fashioned afternoon teas for some reason. As a Southerner, I know that most folks 'round here think of tea as "sweet Ice tea". I was an adult before I knew that people drank hot tea from cups, and I'd never heard of unsweet cold tea either!! Now we know that in a restaurant, you'd best request sweet ice tea, or it will be served unsweetened. You also must ask for 'hot tea' if you want a cup of it here in the South. In our house, we have hot herbal teas on winter evenings. DH doesn't drink cold tea, so we seldom serve ice tea, unless I get a taste for it in the summer and use Crystal Light to make up a pitcher. My Momma made the best-est sweet ice tea I've ever had. I've only ever come close to that taste in a lovely Amish Restaurant that is about 2 hours away from where we live. It reminded me so much of my childhood, I bought a gallon to bring home and enjoy.

Have a lovely day. Thanks for visiting. Hugs.

36 comments:

Patricia said...

Hope you have great time with your daughter.
Brilliant card, I love it
Hugs

Patricia x

Benzi said...

Oh, a beautiful card, Mary. I love those roses and the paper. The colors are fabulous. I'll be posting a card soon with the lavender hues. May not be today, though.

I know you are going to enjoy having your daughter home. What a grand thing!

Sweet tea...being a southerner, I love it, too, but try to stay away from the calories. Ugh!

Mrs A. said...

All of your teas sound delightful . Here in the UK iced tea would be tea made with no milk nd a slice of lemon then chilled. We like the hot mint tea they serve up in Egypt . We have tried to buy the ingredients and make back home but it is not the same. You need to know the right quantise of mint and sugar o get it just right. Sorry on predictive text and it has stain me 5mins to correct nd have given up. I'msure you get the drift. How it loses the words is beyond me as it goes back and changes context of sentences too. Anyways you card is delight ful. We are sitting in the garden at the moment having cake and coffee. The birds ill be own shortly for their crumbs. That's it I give up. Hugs mrs a.

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card. Love the image and your papers really help to showcase these flowers nicely.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a very pretty card! You are right that it is perfect for afternoon tea~ I had no idea all the tea nuances there were in the world! Love that backing paper and that the flowers are layered up (paper tole style or 3D layering style!!!)

Pippa said...

Beautiful card Mary

Christine Harrop said...

Such a pretty card Mary. Have a lovely time with your daughter. Hugs Christine xx

vic said...

Gorgeous Mary! Love the punch :) have a lovely time with your family
Vic x

Carol L said...

Your card is very pretty and those flowers are lovely! I love a good glass of iced tea in hot weather, but seldom drink hot tea, as I'm a coffee addict of sorts :)
Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and enjoy the week ahead!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Mary!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the pretty papers you used!! This is just fabulous!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Beautiful coloring with those pencils and love this beautiful card too! Gorgeous!
Have a wonderful visit with your daughter! How fun.
Lynn

Hazel said...

Mary your card is beautiful, enjoy your time with your daughter. Hazel xx

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Mary the papers are yummy! hope you have had a wonderful Easter ..lots of huggles Sue xxx

Kathleen said...

Really pretty card, love the layout and the fabulous flowers.

Kath x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Mary. Those roses remind me of fine china. My grandmother used to buy lots of tea sets, a cup and saucer at a time - there was at least one for each of her nine grandchildren when she died! most of the sets had roses on just like this one - mine has red and gold roses on it. Here we drink lots and lots of hot tea!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a gorgeous card !!!! I love the beautiful flowers in the image , and the lovely colors you chose !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Irish Cherokee said...

A gorgeous card Mary. Love the colors you used. Very elegant.

Bonnie said...

I did receive this beautiful card in plenty of time for us to all enjoy it for Easter! It's even prettier IRL! Thank you, my friend!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the beautiful roses image, and the colours.
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a beautiful card. Love the coloring on the beautiful flowers, and the background paper is perfect for your image - it says Victorian to me. Love the added scored lines!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors

Irene said...

Absolutely beautiful elegant card Mary. Enjoy the time with your daughter.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sheila H said...

Beautiful card, Mary. I love all shades of purple, and I love tea. We are not coffee drinkers - tea is the hot beverage of choice in our house. When we moved to Georgia, I fell in love with sweet tea. It's funny, I drink hot (herbal) tea unsweetened, but cold tea must be sweet. I adore Arnold Palmers! I also have a small collection of tea pots. My mom collects tea cups and saucers, and I have some of hers. I haven't been to a tea party in Georgia, but I used to go several times a year in California. I also love a nice Chai Latte on a cold winter day. I prefer to make my own rather than pay a small fortune for one at Starbucks :). Have a great time with your daughter.

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous card. The flowers are so pretty and I love that paper. My choice is hot tea all winter but now that it is warming up I love Crystal Light peach tea. It is so light and refreshing. We just had it Easter for the first time this year. Hope you and Dana enjoy your time together.

Pat said...

This is such a pretty floral card Mary. That lovely background and diecut shape for the flowers works perfectly. Gorgeous! x

Faith A said...

Aw! a lovely card and bringing such lovely memories for you too.

I've NEVER had cold tea, we always drink it hot here in the UK. However when we were in Saudi Arabia, they drank it sometimes VERY hot with lots of sugar and fresh mint leaves, I do that sometimes in the summer, it's lovely. My tea is as my hubby calls it is "canal water", it's hot water with the teabag dunked once or twice depending how strong the bag is LOL.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card and I just love the purples wonderful job on the die cut flowers just so pretty :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful floral image and love the die-cut frame and CAS layout-we drink hot tea( well I say we I mean me hubby doesn't drink coffee or tea prefering cold fuit drinks or squeezed lemons in hot water)I add just the tip of a spoon of sugar and milk but I cannot abide cold tea always drink it hot hot hot lol
carol x

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, this card is lovely!! I love those roses, you have colored them up so beautifully. I love the scoring lines and the colors in this card Momma Mary. That SB mat is just gorgeous and is perfect for those roses. Like you, I didn't know about hot tea for a long, long time. We didn't call our tea down south sweet tea when I was a kid, you were just asked if you wanted a glass of iced tea. lol And you are so right you have to ask for sweet tea in the restaurants or you will get unsweetened tea. I prefer unsweetened tea, but my guys love the southern sweet tea! Funny how things go isn't it?! Hugs

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful Easter flowers, Mary. Hope you had a wonderful time with your daughter, too.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card,Mary! It has a lovely old fashioned feel as you mentioned. I had your sweet iced tea while I was in charleston and Savanah...so refreshing!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, the roses are so pretty, I hope your Easter was wonderful, Shirleyx ps.. it's snowing here this morning... our weather is up & down, it's strange.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Love how you've stepped up the image by adding shading and dimension - makes such a big impact. Sorry haven't been around lately, life has been challenging. Loll xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Mary , This card is a real beauty!!! I love the combination of your background and the beautiful roses!!Great image and colours!!!

Greetings
Maria

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful flowers and bg paper, Mary!! Lovely card!!
Hugz

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just superb love this card, Mary, thanks for sharing the steps .. and great chat on teas too :D Shaz in oz.x