Monday, 28 April 2014

Flowers against a brick wall are always so pretty

In Sydney we have quite a few lovely old brick houses that I absolutely love. There is one house on my street that has the most beautiful flowers growing against an old brick wall which looks so pretty. The lady who lives in this house must love gardening as her garden always looks immaculate. If it was me living in that house all the plants would be dead by now, I certainly don't have a green thumb.

For this card a brick wall was designed on photoshop and was printed on the base white cardstock with the sentiment which was done in Susie's hand font. A second sheet was also printed with the brick wall design and the two flowers which are digital images from Tracy Ann Design, Etsy. Using a craft knife and ruler I cut out the paper bricks that was stuck to the original brick wall design, I stuck the bricks down with self adhesive dimensional foam tape. I then cut out the flowers by hand, amazingly enough I was able to cut out the two flowers without tearing the paper, maybe after many years of practice I am getting better at cutting, the flowers were attached to the brick wall design with self adhesive dimensional foam tape. To give a bit of sparkle to the card I added the Say it in crystals by prima self-adhesive embellishments to the middle of the flowers.

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Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the brick wall in the background.
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

A lovely end result of something you enjoy seeing. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Abundant Blessings, Carole

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Lovely card, love the brick wall background!
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Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, how creative. I really like to brick wall background.

Karon said...

Wonderful card - love the brick wall! I see you have also joined us at Polkadoodles this fortnight - thanks for taking part in our Springtime challenge.

Melanie Smith said...

Love the brick neat! Thank you for participating with us over at "Through the Craft Room Door" Hope to see you again soon. Melanie, DT

Somdeepa Das said...

And your card is pretty too!

verybellemakes said...

Lovely card, great CAS design. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Hazel said...

A lovely card in a simple design but so effective. Hazel x

Donna said...

Fab card, love the brick wall effect. Thanks so much for entering the Craftitude Challenge - Good Luck!
Hugs Donna DT xx

Angie C. D. said...

Love how you created the brick wall. And I totally understand you- I don't have a green thumb either. :) Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Gail said...

This is a beautiful creation - I am loving that brick wall! Thanks for sharing your work - have a blessed day - Gail

~ginny said...

I absolutely love the creative way you designed the brick wall! The elevated, fussy cut flowers are perfect for the card and I love your inspiration story! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
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wienerhoneymooners said...

I am officially a FAN of your now!!
Awesomely done!!!

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Cindy said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Brenda said...

Very cool!! I love how the brick looks! I am glad you joined us in the fun over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Asha said...

What a lovely Springtime project, Susan. The brick wall background is very clever! Thanks for sharing your talent with PolkaDoodles.
xxx Asha

Lisa :) said...

A great CAS card, LOVE how you created the brick background.
Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments this fortnight! We hope to see you again soon!

Lisa - CM DT

ladynurse4 said...

This is really cute. Thanks for joining us at SBC.
Barbara DTmember