Monday 21 April 2014

Rolled Roses Meets Stitched Flowers for Mother's Day

One of my favourite sets of dies is the Marianne English Rose one but at the beginning of this year I came across her stitching ones and have been stitching lots of these flowers and leaves ever since.  For Mothers Day I put the two together and made a floral wreath for the front of the card.  This design was inspired by the floral wreaths I've seen made using kits from Craftworks Cards.

The flower embellishments were made using Marianne stitching dies, layered flower dies and English Rose die along with an X-cut small flower punch and one inch circles punched, cut and rolled like the roses.  The paler blue rolled roses were sponged with Encore blue metallic ink to create shading and on top of this a Sakura clear glitter gel pen was used to leave a dew effect.  The wreath was built on to circle layers using card in the same colours as used for the flowers and then attached to the front of the card using 3D foam.  The sentiment in the middle was printed from the computer.

The patterned papers used on this card were from Papermania's Parisienne Collection which is a lovely set of papers.  They were layered on to coloured card matching those used for the flowers.  A stitched border was added around the patterned papers to add an extra frame and to link with the stitching on the flowers.

A ribbon wrap and bow, gold brads, peel-offs and self adhesive pearls were the added embellishments for this card.

Using the same set of papers and card a matching card was made for Ian and Elaine to send their Granny.

This card uses the stitched flowers and layered flower die cuts again along with an older set of Marianne Ribbon Flowers die cuts layered behind.  The centres of the flowers are waste from these larger die cuts.  Spellbinders plain and scalloped squares dies were used to cut the topper layers for the flowers with navy thread wrapped around the corners to add an extra frame.  

The sentiment was printed from the computer and punched and layered using the plain and scalloped oval punches from Stampin' up.  The only added embellishments were the two self adhesive pearls on the sentiment.

Here are the two cards together.

Thank you to Donna for becoming my newest follower and for the lovely comment she left.  Hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend and thanks for reading.
Liz xxx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge 68 - use a Die Cut or Punch
Hiding in My Craftroom Challenge 146 - Flowers
Crafty Catz Challenge 227 - B is for  blue card and papers/bow/brad
As you like it Challenge - Favourite Style of Stitching Real or Faux and Why.  I prefer real stitching as it adds texture to a project and I also enjoy matching colours of thread to the card or papers used.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 85 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Bloom - add a flower
Moving Along With The Times Challenge - A card containing the word Happy
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - For that Special Lady
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Mother's Day and/or Special Lady
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 114 - A Floral Profusion /HAND MADE FLOWERS
Perfectly Rustics Challenge 21 - 3D Flowers for Mother's Day


  1. What a fantastic wreath! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  2. Ditto for the Squirrel and the Fox!

  3. Two stunning cards. Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  4. Wow these are both gorgeous card in every way. Beautiful flowers and fabulous layouts. Great job.

  5. Two very gorgeous cards, but my favourite is the first. Love the fact that some flowers/leaves have been stitched and some just pierced. Fabulous colour palette too.

    Thank you for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  6. Oh how lovely are these cards! You did an amazing job with their design and I love that you used blue, which is unusual, in a great way! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

  7. How gorgeous, love the colours and all of the details, thanks for playing with us at CRafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  8. These are both beautiful - love the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  9. Hi; you made a great card for Mum with a lovely wreath of flowers in blue!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons last week and welcome to a new challenge today!

    La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons Design Team

  10. so stunning liz.i love your colours and your flowers are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Hello dear Liz, this card you have made is just lovely!! What a beautiful idea to make a flower wreath!!! Such great colours too!! thanks for playing with us at Perfectly Rustics!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  12. Your cards are simply stunning. I love the wreath, the use of blues is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  13. Super card .
    Thanks for joining our elegant Card challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.
    Hugs Tania (DT) xx