Friday, June 24, 2011

Lily Pad Inspiration

I love the inspiration challenges at Lily Pad Cards; I love perusing all the entries to find spark of inspiration that leads to my next card design. I found a really inspiring project by Katie Tate: a July 4th Decoration.  And since she entered it in the May Arts Ribbon Challenge I got out my May Arts ribbon to make a couple of flowers to mimic Katie's rosettes in a watering can decoration.

 This card started with the ribbon flowers, they are hand-stitched in a messy gathered circle. Then the another piece of ribbon was machine-stitched on the Hero Hues patterned paper. Hero Arts Envelope Pattern is stamped on the kraft card base. Some scraps of paper from Crate Paper Portrait Collection and 2 red buttons are the only embellishments. Thanks Katie for the wonderful inspiration!
Let's see what inspired you this month at Lily Pad Cards.

 ~ Psalm 4:6-8 ~
"Many people say, "Who will show us better times?"
Let Your face smile on us, Lord.
You have given me greater joy
than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for You alone, O Lord, will keep me safe."


  1. just gorgeous Nancy. Your ribbon flowers are so eye-catching.

  2. Nancy... This is so creative and love the colors as they also look like pin wheels and I am thinking 4th of july pinwheels, summertime and parades!

  3. You really must not be feeling well if you didn't post a "Thought For The Day." I just sent you a Flickr message and I hope you're feeling better soon! Love your darling ribbon flowers! Wonderful card, my friend! Sending lots of hugs!

  4. Such a happy looking card! Sure put a smile on my face! Thank you very much!...Nancy :o)
    (I did miss your "Thought For the Day" though!)

  5. This card is sooooooo awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing and hope all is well......

  6. This is so fun Nancy! I love the way these look and I have to say I'm a little envious, I have tried and failed at making these more than a few times :) Your ribbon flowers are just lovely!

  7. Gorgeous card! Those flowers are perfect with stripy ribbon ;)


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