Monday, May 20, 2013

Have a Nice Day card made using the Art Nouveau cartridge and the May stamp of the month.

Hello, friends!

Today's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge has a pay it forward theme. I thought a pretty flower card (no one should be surprised by this :-) ) and a 'have a nice day' sentiment would do the trick!

I have been looking at flowers on Pinterest and came across the most beautiful Iris I have ever seen. It was white, pink, and yellow with the best name ever, Starship Enterprise! You see, besides loving flowers, I love love love Star Trek! I know some people really hate it, but I have been a huge fan since I was a little girl. My dad used to travel for work, so sometimes my mom would let me sleep in her bed. She and I would watch old Star Trek episodes on a small black and white tv. From there a love for the series was born, so imagine my delight to see a beautiful flower adorned with just a fabulous moniker! Let me tell you, I will be planting lots of these in my yard for next spring!

Ok, so I know you want me to get to the point. I thought I would make my iris look like that beautiful iris with the wonderful name! I cut the flower out in white cardstock and then layered the color using mini pigment ink pads. I then added a little sparkle by using Star Dust glitz gel.

For this particular project, I used the Art Nouveau cartridge and the May stamp of the month

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/zaanvgd1qpmcfbpcbu37
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/0z1fuxa094bt67wavro2


All cardstock used is from Close To My Heart.



So sorry for the blurry picture. When I realized it was so blurry, it was far too late to retake the photo as it was dark. I used the May stamp of the month and a stamp set called Frame Flair.




This week's prize is the Simple Cards cartridge!

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May Specials
If you place an order in May you will be put in for a drawing for brand new pink cricut machine with Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials® cartridges, PLUS the Pink Journey and rare digital Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridges! Your chance of winning is pretty high as I have only had 5 orders so far this month! This is never the case, so if you are wanting the pink machine place an order!

 



Get the exclusive paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35!
In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.
*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.
Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2013.


Also, the May stamp of the month called Pinwheel  and is REALLY fun. It is another stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge which makes it super easy to use. Pinwheels are so popular at the moment and with these cuties you can add that little bit extra to your cards, scrapbook pages, and more!

This stamp set, regularly priced at $17.95, is available for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order this month only. If papercrafting makes your world go ’round, hurry and get the Pinwheel stamp set during the month of May to make your artwork sparkle and spin!


To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website





Have a MAGICAL Monday!


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62 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your flower is so beautiful. Your card is gorgeous. You sure know how to do flowers no doubt. What a touching story these type of memories are the best ever and make life extra special for sure.

Tisha Sewell said...

What a beautiful flower! Love this card! It is amazing.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

LST in Colorado said...

Beautiful card, and great detail.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...love it!

Jen Rolfes said...

It's such a beautiful flower! Love how you used the ink to create that effect.

Sue D said...

Love your Starship Enterprise Iris card!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are always inspiring!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

beautiful card Melanie, I love Iris' too!

Jill Rugg said...

Beautiful card-this is a hard theme!

lmkindell1 said...

Beautiful card love that flower.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

wowww! great card! marie

Jeanette said...

Love the iris card.

Debby said...


Lovely card. I like star trek also.
OMGoodness!!!!! I would love to win this!!!! I am a long time follower and subscriber! Thanks for the chance to win!
Debby :)

CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty card! I need to get my Art Nouveau cart out again and start making something with it.

4Ucards said...

I like this card and the interesting colors used. Sounds you and your mom have a great relationship.

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful card, love the name of the flower. I'm also a Trekkie. My first crush was James Tiberius Kirk!

Megan H. said...

This is a great card. I don't have the Art Nouveau cartridge, but I think about getting it sometimes. Your card makes me want to consider getting it again. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

carolyn's creations said...

Very pretty card, unique and elegant!!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Melanie! I love Iris too as well as Star Trek! lol I loved your story on getting in bed with your mother and watching the series, what special memories for you and your mother!! How cool that an Iris has this name too! I haven't seen the real flower, but if it is as beautiful as your version then it will be breathtaking! Hugs!

debbyj said...

Love the card and the flower is beautiful. I have the cartridge and now I want to make the flower and hope it comes out as beautiful as yours!!

Cheryl W said...

This iris is so pretty, if I ever find them at my local flower shops, I'll definitely get them for my own garden. Beautiful card. I love the elegant simplicity of it.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card. I love the flower and the added glitter.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Pretty card, great story.

Crafty Zoo said...

Great job on the fading! Thank you for sharing so much today!

Anonymous said...

Did you really have to make such a beautiful iris card? Now I am going to have to go buy Art Nouveau! And as always, I love your color combinations. Lindatony at bellsouth dot net and I would love to win the Simple Cards cartridge this week.

D- said...

Your card is just beautiful. I have Art N. but have only used it once. It is definately coming out to play today. Thanks for the inspiration.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job on the iris! I enjoyed reading your Star Trek story; it reminded me of watching the series with my grandparents when I was very young.

Live Love and Scrap said...

Beautiful card!!!! Your flower turned out gorgeous!!!
I so enjoyed the story of u and ur mom watching Star Trek together :)

Hugs
Sarah

SaraBug said...

Beautiful card, great name for the flower, I also love the show and remember staying up late and watching with my father.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Gorgeous card - Iris do so well in your area. In Houston, it is not quite cold enough and I don't get many blooms. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

As always, beautiful flower! I have this cartridge! Oh so gonna scraplift! Marsha from New York

tndj said...

love the flower and would love that cartridge.

Karee Sue said...

Love that flower, love your card, that cart has been on my wish list forever.

tonka50 said...

Your cards are always so pretty and this one is no exception! I don't have that cart (didn't think I liked it)but seeing the great cards you've made with it, I may have to get it. LOL

Josie0602 said...

Just what you do the best...a beautiful flower card! Love it!

Tracy

Anonymous said...

beautiful card.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Love the inking on the flower!

jkstiles77 said...

Beautiful card ... growing up in the Midwest, the iris was one of my favorite flowers! And yours is gorgeous!

Donna and Sara said...

I always think your flower cards are just wonderful. Love the springy colors. Great job.

Nina said...

Your color schemes and how you shade the main image is lovely,

Cynthia B. said...

Very pretty card! I'm not that familiar with the original Star Trek series, but I remember that flower - looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love Star Trek too! I would hurry home to watch the re-runs. I've seen all the Star Trek movie's too. I love flowers and this card is so sweet. Have a Great Day!

Kathleen Baugh
jbaugh1481@aol.com

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Melanie! Love your inking.
Jayne x

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing how you colored the Iris...and what cart it was from. Thanks for the fun card cart giveaway you are doing also.
Lothringen from MI

Caroline said...

Oh Melanie this card is just gorgeous. I love the pretty iris and how you colored it! I am a trekkie also!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Beautiful flower and card!!!! I love the inking, So soft looking!!!!

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty. I love that cut and the fabulous inking.

Lynne said...

looks like some very interesting cards, would love to win this!

Lara said...

So pretty! Nice work. I have always love Star Trek too- I can't wait to see the new movie!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful card! I hope you have a nice day. Thanks

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty I love it.
Thank you for the inspiration
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Rose said...

Your Iris card is so beautiful! My irises are blooming now!I have 7 varieties my favorite is a miniature/dwarf iris it's so small.TFS, I need to look this Starship Enterprise iris up!
Rosebud222222222

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! This is beautiful Melanie!! I so love the Iris!! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty floral card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

flscraplady said...

Lovely!

Scrapping Girl said...

I love Star Trek too! You are amazing with the lovely flowers and this is no exception-so pretty!
Michelle

AJoy said...

Great card. Flower is beautiful.

April

Star Ark Creativity said...

Hi, I just adore your card and I just got this cartridge two week ago. Now I have since what you done with the cartridge now I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week :-)
Delama

shelly said...

this is so beautiful awesome inking on that flower :) and a very touching story.. i love star trek too! (since i was a little girl also)

Susan said...

Melanie, this is such a beautiful card. I love the colors and the cuts.
xxSusan

~JulieH~ said...

Melanie your iris is stunning! I love how you've used the inks to colour it so delicately. I also have fond memories of watching Star Trek in black and white many moons ago!
Hugs
Juliexx

 
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