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Encouragement Card Hop / Hang In There

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by here on your Encouragement Card Hop!
The inspiration for this card was my Mom. She’s in a difficult situation right now and since  she’s a total green thumb and loves all things that grow I thought “flowers!” Lot’s and lot’s of flowers.
I stamped and gold embossed a flower image from Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers stamp set. Oxide inks Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey were used to water color the flower.  To add a little more drama to a fairly subtle color palette, I dropped in a smidge of Spiced Marmalade and randomly picked a few petals for a brush of gold glitter acrylic paint.
I decided I wanted it to look like the small flowers were spilling out from under the main image so I pulled out Sizzix’s Small Tattered Florals die set for the little blooms. And since I don’t have any flower warping tools (someday I will get that Tonic floral tool set!), I used the handle and smooth end of a paint brush to curl the petals. Over and over again. Yes, my finger tips were a little sore by the time I was done, but it was worth it, I loved them.
The base card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white cardstock. A sheet of gold dotted vellum was adhered to the same piece of the pinky-peach paper that I also used on the base card. The top panel had to be raised up slightly with foam tape so the tiny flowers could be tucked under. 
The bow went down last with a sweet little pearly button on top.
I hope that this card might give you some ideas. And I hope Mom enjoys all the flowers and she knows I’m thinking about her.
If anyone has questions or comments about this project I’d love to hear from you. And if this card inspired anyone to create their own version, I’d love to see it!
Thanks again for hopping by. The next creative card maker on your journey is Jen Scrapbena with a video!:
-Anne F.

This Post Has 60 Comments

  1. Cathy

    So pretty! Love the added gold detail with the paint.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Cathy!

  2. Lilibeth

    so beatiful!!! love it 🙂

    1. Anne

      Thank you Lilibeth!

    1. Anne

      Excellent! Thanks Jenni!

  3. Archisha Mukherjee

    Wow!! These are so beautiful ?

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you Archisha!

  4. Courtney Kreeber

    This is gorgeous. I’m sure you mom will love it!! Thanks so much for joining the Hop. Big hugs to you and mom

    1. Anne

      Courtney, I can’t thank you enough for all the work (and hand holding) you did for this card hop to happen. Thanks so much for the hugs!

  5. Marty McGee

    I love all the beautiful tiny flowers. This is an awesome card!

    1. Anne

      The tiny flowers made my finger tips sore, but they were really the inspiration behind this design. Thank you Marty!

  6. Tanna LoHouse

    Beautiful!! Love the colors, so delicate!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Tanna!

  7. Anne

    Thanks so much for the comments ladies! I know you all know how much it means.

  8. rose buchanan

    Its a super “mom” card, look at what a talented child I made!

  9. Stacy Tiedemann

    Your card is stunning!!

    1. Anne

      That means so much, thank you Stacy!

  10. Tricia A Podmore

    Soooo dreamy and delicate, your card and all are just phenomenal. Your color palette is stunning. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    1. Anne

      Yay! Thank you Tricia!


    This card is gorgeous, I love the small flowers you used in the corners! Thanks so much for sharing your time and creativity!!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for the kind words Maria!

  12. Karen Page

    Beautiful! I’m sure your mom will love it. For sure she will love that you were thinking of her! Love all the touches of gold… goes so well with pink!

    1. Anne

      I’m pretty sure pink is my spirit animal. Thanks for stopping by Karen!

  13. Carrie

    That card is beautiful! It needs to be framed.

  14. Joan

    Gorgeous card ❤ thanks for sharing your creativity ?

    1. Anne

      Thanks for leaving a kind word, Joan!

  15. Zoe

    This is quite lovely ??

  16. Dawn-Marie Manning

    Gorgeous card ?

    1. Anne

      Thank you Dawn-Marie!

  17. Dana

    Such a beautiful card Anne. Love the softness of it.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Dana!

  18. Ed Fiene

    This is all absolutely AWESOME! ????

  19. Wilma Davenport

    Beautiful! Very elegant and serene.

    1. Anne

      Excellent, thank you Wilma!

  20. Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens

    Wow, such a gorgeous card.

    1. Anne

      Oh thank you, Clarissa!

  21. Rucha

    Gorgeous card,i am sure your mom will love this absolutely

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Connnie!

  22. Cyn

    I love the color scheme and it’s absolutely beautiful!

    1. Anne

      That’s great to hear, thanks so much for visiting Cyn!

  23. Gloria Loungeway

    So pretty! What a neat idea to do the petals! I’m sure your mom felt adored when she received this.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Gloria, I think she really loved it.

  24. Scrapbena Creations

    Such a gorgeous card! Your mom will definitely love it! Thank you so much for joining us on the hop! Jenn xO

    1. Anne

      Thank you Jenn! This was such a great experience for me, I loved every bit of it! Even the bumpy parts, that’s where I learned the most. You ladies were very generous with your time, thank you.

  25. Deena Hopkins

    My eye was first drawn to the lovely coloring and gold embossing, then saw all the little flowers! Wow!! Love it, thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Deena! It was kind of you to leave an encouraging word.

    1. Anne

      That’s great! Thank you for stopping by Joy!

  26. Renee' Moran

    This card is stunning. I especially love the color variation within the flower. Beautiful!

    1. Anne

      That is so kind of you, thank you Renee.

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