April 20, 2014

Rustic Flowers ...

Hi Everybody,

Here is another card with the beuatiful rustic shades.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they and the ribbon were just white until I sprayed them all with alcohol refill ink and Isopropyl.

Some of you seem to be having trouble getting hold of the Isopropyl ... but I just got mine from my local chemist shop and they were happy to order some more for me too.

The flowers have the usual glitter on them from Glitter Magic  and the leaves have been colored with Spectrum Noir DG2

The centre of the bow has the addition of a sparkler from a dismantled Primark bracelet that I showed you a few days ago and it looks really pretty.

The pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap and last but not least the sentiment is from Crafters Companion

I like to line my cards and I explain the reasoning in Making Cards My Style 

 It gives a much better appearance once it is finished off to match the front.

The base card for this one is created with the Grand Large Labels and there is also a video to show you how to   make the border that is along the bottom.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely card. .beautiful colours.

  2. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, love it.
    Have a wonderful Easter Sunday

    Patricia x

  3. Oh Christina, that card is simply stunning. I do love those rustic colours. Love that border die too. I am in Australia and have ordered some flowers from WOC. I can't wait for them to arrive! Sue.

  4. Beautiful card Christina , fabulous and live your rustic colours


  5. Happy Easter Christina, gorgeous card. I love the scalloped border dies and have to stop myself from using them on everything. Love the autumn colours.

  6. love the rustic colours, have watched the video and will try the colour yourself technique. thank you. Diana

  7. Morning Christina,
    Beautiful card as always. Love the deep shades of colour, and the bottom border.
    Have a lovely day.

  8. Beautiful as usual Christina.I don't usually go for strong
    colours but really like them.
    Marion H

  9. love it ,its so colourful xx

  10. Hi Christina
    A beautiful card and the flowers a lovely , i will away to the Chemist on Tuesday to see if they stock the Isopropyl as i would love to have a go at this neat idea ,
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  11. Hi Christina

    Another stunning card today. Love the rustic colours that you have used on this card. What is Isopropyl Christine?.Is there a video showing you how to use it and what it actually does. I see that you have used it on cards a few times, but I've never heard of it except on your blog. Have a Happy easter.

  12. Happy Easter Christina and to your film crew too.
    What a stunning card today the flowers are wonderful as always not forgetting the bow as well, really beautiful.
    Margaret corgi owner

  13. Hi Christina Happy Easter to you and yours what a beautiful card love these colours
    Hugs Ruth

  14. Hello Christina, this card is gorgeous, I love the scalloped edge, have sat and watched your video on using them, thanks a mill for your tips, most valuable....Happy Easter to you and yours as well, not very good weather for it....stay in and craft !!! Luv, Ursula xx

  15. Hi Christina
    I can always tell a 'Christina' card from other cards you always finish them off beautifully. Today's card is very pretty as usual I love the colours you've used. Happy Easter to you and yours
    Hugs x

  16. Hi Christina. A stunning card. Just love every thing about it. Now off to watch the video.
    Hugs. Jan.

  17. Evening Christina Wow what a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used. I like your idea of going to primark for your bling. I will be paying them a visit in the week. Have a good bank holiday xx

    Debs xx

  18. what a lovely card, thanks for sharing

  19. Fabulous card Christina, I love the scalloped edge and the flower colours are beautiful. I hope you've had a lovely Easter Sunday. Pat x

  20. Beautiful, love your flowers and the pretty border!

  21. Beautiful card love the flowers so pretty Christina hugs Lynda Brock xx


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