"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Friday, June 27, 2014

Father's Day Card and Garden Photos

I want to share a card that I made a while ago.
This is the card I made for Hubby for Father's Day.
I did not have a Father's Day sentiment at the time I made the card.
The stamp "On your special day" came from a clear set called "gratitude" by Penny Black.
Paper collection came from Recollections called "Regent Street"
Swiss dot embossing folder and used light sand paper over the dots.
Some stitching around the paper

 The circle frame is part of a clear stamp set by W-Plus 9 called "damask frames".  I used a portion of the stamp at the upper right and lower of the card.
The label die: Tim Holtz alterations movers & shapers "styled labels".  
The background stamp on the label: Hero Arts wood block stamp called "newspaper background".
Inked the edges and added a couple of brands.

 Book markers for my magazines
 instead of dog-earing my pages, I made a few simple book markers using a 12 x 12 sheet of paper. Cutting the paper into 2" x 6".  one sheet will make a lot of markers. 

 DCWV "The French Country" paper pad
Corner rounder punch 
Circle punch for the lace and ribbon
Added some tiny roses using Fabric Tact

The next card was made or a special couple.

It was their anniversary. It would make a good Valentines Day card too.

Using Recollections paper pad "Regent Street"
The tag is a die cut from the paper pad. I added a silver heart brad, eyelet and twine.
Used my Fiskars paper crimper for a corrugated look.
The "Forever" stamp is part of the Hero Arts cling stamp set called "Remember", part of their "Stamp Your Story" line.

Week 16

Moulin Rouge

Once the petals start to fall from the flowers,  Hubby will cut the rest of the flower and dry the centers  for the seeds.
Food for the our winged friends that visit our garden.

"Waltham Butternut" squash. Seeds are Botanical Interests
The two plants that we have growing against the wall are having some trouble.
I think they maybe planted too close to the wall, not enough circulation and sun.
We shall see.  The other two that are planted on the other side of the rose area doing okay.

Another variety of Elves blend sunflower bloomed a few days ago.
A pretty yellow-orange.

 Cosmo Bright Lights  (seeds by Botanical Interests)
The two plants that are going in-between the roses are they are both huge with tons of beautiful

 They attract a lot of bees.

They tower some of the rose bushes

A wild flower looking bouquet.
When bring them into the house, you need to be careful where you put the bouquet. They have a lot of pollen and it will get just about everywhere.

Thank you for visiting.
It's the weekend and wishing everyone a good one.



Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Bobbie Lynn!!! i love how you sanded the one textured card and added stitching! Your cards are so multifaceted!!!! The wildflowery bouquet is lovely! the pollen is messy, but so worth it!!!!!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Bobbie Lynn, your cards are so beautiful and the garden looks gorgeous. That bouquet is so sweet. Next year I'm planning to do what you're doing now. Crafting less and gardening more, somethings got to give, I can't really do both and you know how it's to take care of your garden.