Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just Because



Have you ever had a day when you just couldn't seem to come up with an idea for a card?  Well that happened to me today.  Finally after lunch I decided to work with a new Tim Holtz flower Sizzix die called "Tattered Florals".  This is another new product Joan's Gardens is carrying.  Flowers always get me -- they make me happy so all of a sudden I had a lot of ideas going on in my head.  There are four different flowers on this die.  I use the two middle sized flowers.  As I told you in the pine cone tutorial, I conditioned the card stock after cutting out the flowers.  This just helps to shape them better.  I used the black mat and stylus to push them down to give them shape.  I sponged around the edges with a darker pink to give the petals a more realistic look.  I LOVE how these turned out. 

The background designer paper is from the Kaiser Craft "Candy Lane Collection" paper pad.   The pendant under the flowers is the Spellbinder "Fleur De Lis" die.  After assembling the flowers I arranged them on the pendant.  A few leaves were cut using a Sizzix die.   It is Sizzlits die called "Branch w/Leaves".  

Can you see the hummingbird?   He is from the JustRite stamp set "Backyard Birds".  I cut him apart from the flower and attached him to my flower with a small dimensional dot.   The greeting is from the JustRite "Just A Note" stamp set.  It was cut out with a circle Nestie.  A piece of pretty lace was added to the bottom of the card.  

Do you like the flowers made with this Tim  Holtz Sizzix die? 

Have you checked out the sale Joan's Gardens has this month on JustRite stamps?  The sale ends Oct 31.

Tomorrow I will be back with my last post as October Guest Designer for JUGS.  The challenge is something I have never done.  Hope you come be back tomorrow to see what it is.

20 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Selma, this is gorgeous. Your creativity certainly came back when you started using Tim's flowers didn't it? Awesome card. Don't you just love that new paper pack? There are some wonderful patterns in it.
Great backgrounds for your pretty flowers.

Rosalee said...

Awesome card Selma. Love the flowers and the hummingbird is so cute. TFS your lovely creation
Hugs, Rosalee

Lisa Foster said...

So Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous piece of art with us!
Hugs,
Lisa

Kerrie said...

Know exactly what you mean, I like that 24/7 (LOL)... your card has turned out perfect.... very pretty

Myrna said...

Selma
Just love your card. Thanks for the tutorial on vellum flowers you had on your blog awhile ago. Made my first one last night and fell in love.
I love visiting your blog.
Myrna

Making Cards With Crafty Sue said...

What a beauty...I love this Selma and as it happens I have just received that same Tim Hiltz die this week so no prizes for guessing what my first project will be,

thanks for sharing another super duper creation

Donna said...

I wish I had your creation blocks sometimes, Selma. LOL! This is gorgeous! I love the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Oh My goodness! Those flowers are spectacular! Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Carol

Robbie said...

Oh my...this is absolutely so elegant! Gorgeous is not a good enough word for your beautiful card!

Patti said...

Holy moly GF! Those flowers are amazing! You must have been a florist in your first life... stunning! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

YUM!!

Ruth

La Vikinga said...

Love the flowers!!!

Charlotta

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous! I love your inked flowers and the composition is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Another magnificent card Selma.
Perfect flowers and all your colours match up perfectly. You are a genius Selma.

Mary Mac

harrahx2 said...

Once again, a beautiful creation with some wonderful flowers!

Anonymous said...

another lovely card... I love the flowers...

Joyce

April said...

Very lovely flowers! beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Selma, the creative and beautiful creations just doesn't end! Keep it up! I love it, I love it!

Jackie

Auntie Em said...

Your card is beautiful! You just can't not be inspired when you see something so pretty!
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your talent is never ending. Beautiful card!

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