Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!
I'm now over half way through my work week, and only two days to go until the weekend. I'm on my way home from work, and the UPS tracking thing says there is a box from Stampin Up on my front doorstep....oh oh oh, wish the train would move a little faster!! I've got some new shimmery paper there, hopefully, so we'll see what I can come up with to create with that this weekend.

Here is a card I made last weekend using Flowersoft.

Oh how I love Flowersoft! I had a whole bunch of cards I should have been working on for various swaps, but I saw a tutorial on Splitcoast that I wanted to try, for a "Wiper Card", and then I got an idea of what might look nice, and that was that. The tutorial can be found here:

If you've tried (or when you try) this tutorial, I'd love to hear how you found it, or any tips. I find on the one I made the little pop up piece flops around and doesn't stick up well when it should, and also doesn't bend smoothly into the card when you close it. I like this card but don't think I'll use this template again...

My main image is taken from a retired SU set called Woodland Cottage. This image is one that is pretty hard to use on it's own since it's hard to figure out how to colour it. In this case, I coloured it with my copics. For the arbour/trellis I tried to show a bit of brown for the wood frame here and there, and then coloured the rest in solidly in green. Then I chose a flowersoft colour that looked like roses and glued that in small quantity over the green area on the trellis.

The end result is a really feminine soft card, another one that I will want to hoard, LOL!


  1. Gorgeous card Kristina, I just love it!

  2. gread card Kristina, the blue DP goes very well with the image.

  3. This is a wonderful card Kristina! I need to try that tutorial...