Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Plethora of Flowers

Continuing on with my kit making projects, I finished a card set from Manor House, who make some beautiful flowers. This set was bought at the Brisbane Expo back in June and I've only now got to finish them.

I've always enjoyed using flowers on my cards (a bit difficult when making masculine cards - but sometimes sacrifices have to be made! :) These cards rely on beautiful card toppers and papers from Graphic 45 (Secret Garden Collection) and a whole range of different flowers, delicate laser-cut frames and leaves from Manor House. I love the look of them - too bad they'll only be hand delivered!

As you can see these cards were super easy to make, but I like the contrast between the lovely vintage images and the big bold floral arrangements.

The papers used were well suited for the flowers supplied. Since they were double sided papers, there was a selection of the card toppers side, and on the back was an orange/white small gingham print. There was also a floral paper (used as background on this card) that I cut out some of the feature flowers. On the reverse of that was the lavender (used as the frame on this card). Lastly there was an all-over lemon spot with dog-roses printed on it, with a green, white spot and floral icon print on the back. 

On this card I ran out of the lavender print, so had to substitute it with some purple cardstock. I like the extra depth the card has because of it.

I wrapped some silken twine around these cards and tied bows; as well as machine-stitching around the edges of the background papers. You can't see it well in the photos.

 These cards were edged with some gold glittered paper that I cut with a fantastic die set from We R Memory Keepers called It Kits - Edge It. It has a collection of 7 dies and they're those lovely ones with the foam pieces so that paper doesn't get stuck.

That's all of my card kits for the moment. What I'll be doing next is completing some of the cards that I've made for my commissions (as for each commission I have to do cards in stages of completion for photographing) and it's a waste to have almost completed cards hanging around gathering dust. I'll change some of them slightly too, just to jazz things up.

Anyway, bye for now,



  1. So so pretty Janelle, glad you managed to find suitable homes for these sweet flowers.

    1. Thanks Therese. I always really appreciate your comments. I do love it when I get to play with flowers.

  2. Wow! These are all beautiful cards!!

    1. Thanks Marisa. It's amazing the difference a flower can make to a card, :)


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