Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Sparkle Flower by Emily Montenaro

I love finding inspiration in everyday things! The idea for this card hit me one day when I spied an adorable gift bag while I was out shopping. It had several colorful spring flowers on a fun purple background. I was drawn to one BIG yellow flower, so I decided to make that the focus of my card. I knew I wanted cut the flower out of chipboard, so I rummaged through my stash and was happy to find a piece that had a white top layer. So I ran that through my Big Shot machine with a flower die. Then I used Dries Clear adhesive with a beautiful shade of yellow glitter on the flower and did the same thing with pink glitter for the circle in the center. I let both pieces dry and then adhered the center to the flower. I stamped the stem with a Dandelion stamp, added lime glitter for more sparkle, and then attached the flower to the stem with foam tape. The grass layer is punched out of green cardstock and I just couldn’t resist adding glitter to it too! What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration?

Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in Lemone’, Pink Smoothie, and Key Lime
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter black stamp pad
A Muse Artstamps Friends blossom and Dandelion rubber stamps
A Muse Artstamps Kitchen Purple and Sage 4-bar notecards
A Muse Artstamps Black Grosgrain Stitch ribbon
Martha Stewart Crafts grass punch
Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Glue pen, Xyron, and foam tape
Sizzix flower die and Big Shot



  1. I really like how your grass sits on the ribbon and not the bottom of the card. Very nice!

  2. Hi Emily -

    I love your card, it is so sweet! I find inspiration from lots of things, nature, paintings, movies, blogs. Sometimes you see something and you just get pictures in your mind.

    Elaine Allen

  3. This is an adorable card, Emily! :)

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  5. Wonderful work! Lovely card!