Thursday, January 13, 2011
View of card when closed
View when card is opened
I am late in posting my card for Joan's Garden Challenge #2 because I had to be away from home today. I wanted to use some more of the stamps in the HeartFelt Creations "Daffy Daffodils PreCut Set" to show you another stamp in it. I created a daffodil garden. This is a 5.5 inch square "Easel" card. In my haste to complete the card, I picked up the wrong designer paper -- it is suppose to be striped for the challenge -- can I say I have a strip going two directions? Not really huh!
I used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches called "Double Arches" to create a border behind the daffodils. I only punched on three sides of the green textured card stock so I could leave a straight edge on the bottom. Using another piece of the green card stock, I punched out a Martha Stewart grass border. Five daffodils with the stem/leaves were stamps and five daffodil flowers were stamped and colored with Copic markers. The flowers were cut out with the matching Springtime Medley Die. The grass border was attached to the double arches punched piece and attached only around the edges so I could tuck the flowers down behind the grass. Normally when you stamp just the flowers in this set you would probably layer them over other stamped images. I wanted to create a full garden so tucked the five "plants" in then scattered just the flowers in between. Does that make sense? The flowers are not layered on top of each other.
A piece of designer paper was attached to both the top and inside of the card. Another Double Arches border was punched and attached across the top of the card (it is on the top portion of the easel card and does not show when the card is opened in the easel position. Two Martha Stewart butterflies were added.
A Martha Stewart Eyelet Heart was punched, sponged and added to the lower section of the easel. A yellow button was attached to the center of it with a glue dot. The pretty greeting is from the Heartfelt Creations "Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut set". It was cut out with an oval Nestie and attached on dimensionals. To complete the card a yellow silk bow was added.
I love working with this new stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. You can pre-order yours from Joan's Gardens. She also has a supply of the Martha Stewart "Double Arches" punch.
Hope you will join us in this week's challenge. Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens blog to see Joan's gorgeous card and read all about the challenge. Remember there is always a winner for each weekly challenge and that person will be put in a drawing at the end of the year for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens.