Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Flowers and With Love cards

OK, I may have gotten a little carried away with the CAS challenge this week (CAS154 - Color Challenge - celery, pink and white). :)
It's such a great color combination that I had to make two cards.  Well, actually I made three cards this week if you include the card I posted yesterday for the Free For All challenge (also celery, pink (Rose Red) and white).
The first card uses the paper piecing technique.  This is made with all SU! products.  Hope you like.

"Happy Birthday Flowers"

Stamps:  Slice of Life, Happy Moments (SU!)
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DP (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix polka-dot embossing folder, Big Shot, 1/8" Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strips, glue, adhesives and dimensionals

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I inked the vase of flowers with Stampin' Write markers and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the vase again onto Certainly Celery DP and cut it out.  I colored in the flowers with Pretty in Pink and glued the polka-dot vase onto the stamped image.  I cut the main image to size and framed it with Certainly Celery cardstock.

I ran a card front of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the polka-dot embossing folder.  I used sticky strips to mount the Certainly Celery DP strip on the left-hand side.  I wrapped the taffeta ribbon around the card front and tied a knot just above center.  I secured the knot to the cardstock with the rolled up glue dot.  I mounted the card front onto a card base of Certainly Celery cardstock.

I mounted the framed main image onto the card front, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.


The second card uses the paper tole technique (layering pieces of the image with rolled up glue dots in-between to give it dimension).  I added just a little green and pink flower soft to the center of the flower (hard to see in the photo) ... but otherwise this card is made with all SU! products.  Hope you like.

"With Love"

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets; Field Flowers (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, green and pink flower soft, glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals

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I stamped the leaf sprig in Certainly Celery ink (with the rose bud inked in Regal Rose) onto a large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped it again onto a scrap of Whisper White.  I cut out the five main leaves from the scrap piece and sponged around all edges with more Certainly Celery ink.  I added a rolled glue dot to the tip of each leaf, and a small dot of glue to the base of each leaf and layered the five leaves on top of my stamped image.  I did the same with the second rose bud, cutting it out, sponging the edges with Regal Rose ink and mounting with the rolled glue dot at the tip and a dot of glue at the base.

I sponged a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Pretty in Pink ink.  I stamped two of the flower images in Regal Rose on top of the sponging.  I cut out one flower as the base (one piece) and sponged around the outside edge with Regal Rose ink.  The second flower was cut out in individual petals.  I then sponged around all the edges of each petal and then mounted them on top of the base flower, again adding a rolled glue dot to the tip of each petal and a dot of glue to the base of each petal.  I added more glue to the center of the flower and placed pink and green flower soft on top.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position my sentiment, which is stamped in Regal Rose ink.

I mounted the flower onto the sprig, popping it up with dimensionals to add more depth.


Lura said...

These are just beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Just had to see more details about this gorgeous card, Loll!! It is fabulous!

CherylQuilts said...

Just had to read more details about this gorgeous card, Loll! It is so beautiful, and I love it!

gardener said...

Very nicely done. Great attention to detail.