Saturday, July 14, 2012

Anniversary Card ~ Bo Bunny July Card Challenge ~ Handmade Flowers

I hope each of you is having a wonderful weekend with family and friends. Our daughter, Maria, had some girls over for a sleep-over, movie marathon. Her friend, Anna, will be leaving with her family for the mission field later this month, and won't be able to take the VCR and movie videos with her, so this was one last movie night for her for a while. They had such a lovely time, and the house is now quiet again. 

You know how much I enjoy making hand crafted flowers, so when I saw the card challenge at Bo Bunny this month to create a card with a hand crafted flower and wonderful Bo Bunny goodies, I had to join in. On the 24th of this month, Gary and I will be celebrating 30 wonderful years of marriage. Here is the card I have created to give him for this special anniversary. (No worries about him seeing this, he never looks at my blog. LOL) I also used the "plan" at Stampin' Sisters in Christ to use at least 1 circle/oval, 2 or more different papers, and 1 or more embellishments. 

Here is a close-up of the flower:


Flower ~ I used the Donna Salazar Grand Peony Die to cut the petals for this flower, dampened, scrunched, and pleated the petals, and when dry - spritzed with brown and blue mist, then rubbed soem blue ink on the ends fo the petals. I misted a scrap of cheese cloth with the same mists and scrunched it behind the flower. 

Leaves ~ I folded, molde, and inked leaves cut from the Donna Salazar Rose Creations die set. 

Sentiment ~ The oval piece in the Note Worthy pack was a bit too large so I trimmed it down and distressed lightly with my Prima Distress too. I added the Bo Bunny cardstock sticker and hand stitched the rays on he ends for some added texture and dimension. The heart embellished key from the Bo Bunny County Garden Trinkets was perfect for an anniversary card. 

Distressing ~ I used the Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All to distrezz the straight edges before stitching. What a huge time saver and gorgeous distressing.

Stitching ~ I machine stitched around the edge of the card and hand stitched the rays at the ends of the sentiment.

Supplies Used

Bo Bunny Weekend Market ~ Tapestry
Bo Bunny Weekend Market ~ Dot
Bazzill Card Stock

Bo Bunny Trinkets ~ Country Garden
Bo Bunny icandy Jewels ~ Touch of Spice
Bo Bunny Note Worthy ~ Weekend Market
Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers ~ Weekend Market, Priceless
Zva Pearl Flourish - Dark Blue
Fabric Scrap - My Stash
DMC Thread - #632
Cheese Cloth - My Stash

Technique Products:
Smooch Spritz ~ Log Cabin
Inkadinkado Spray Ink ~ Coffee, Royal Blue
Distress Ink ~ Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo
Donna Salazar, Spellbinder Grand Peony Die Set
Donna Salazar, Spellbinder Rose Creations Die Set

Donna Salazar, Zutter Distrezz-It-All
Prima Invild Bolme ~ Distressing Tool
Fiskars Self-healing Craft Mat
Fiskars Craft Knife, 
EK Success Color Bee Scissors
Tonic Studios Piercing Tool
Bazzill In Stitchez ~ Foam Mat
Sizzix Big Shot
Sewing Machine

I have also entered this at:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #147 ~ Use at least 1 circle or oval element, at least 2 different papers, and at least one embellishment. Jeremiah 29:11~ "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." **
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #36 ~ Use an encouraging sentiment**

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Wow your card is absolutely beautiful - you did a great job. Love the flower and all the details thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Oh Tracey...Your card is just Beautiful! The flower is stunning (my fav color)and I love the scrunched cheese cloth! TFS:)

  3. This is GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeee the colors, the distressing, the flower, the burlap... just WOW!! LOVE it all!!! So happy you got to play along with Bo Bunny ... and CONGRATS on your upcoming anniversary!!! 30 years is AMAZING!!

  4. Beautiful! I love the flower and the netting behind it. Your inking is beautiful!

  5. WOW Tracey - this is divine - I love the images and the'plan' you have used - perfect for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  6. Love the blue-brown combination, Tracey. Your flowers look gorgeous, as always.

  7. HI.. This looks so beautiful. the gorgeous flower really is a wonderful feature on your card.. love it!

  8. Wow!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  9. Lovely card you have made with cool details and layers.

  10. Lovely shabby card Tracey and that key is so yummy!!

  11. This is gorgeous! Love all the details! Congratulations on the 30 years of marriage! In this day and age, that is a great accomplishment! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  12. This is just SO PRETTY! You an amazing job. I always love coming to your blog to see your work, and it always blesses my heart. Thanks so much for sharing this in the challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I just prayed for you, and hope that you are blessed this week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Tracey, this is one deliciously rich card! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation at Word Art Wednesday. ;)

  14. Beautiful card. I love that flower!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


  15. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful card.

  16. Tracy....just stunning! Love the the BoBunny!


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