Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dogwood



Tonight I have another card I created using punches from Joan's Gardens.  This is a dogwood flower.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Kindness" stamp set  .  Two different Nestabilities were cut and layered; they are the Big Scalloped Ovals Sm and Labels Six.  The Labels Six die was attached with dimensionals down about a fourth of the way from the top of the Big Scalloped Oval.  A navy blue Sizzix flourish was layered on a piece of design paper from a Making Memories paper pad.  The die cuts were attached with dimensionals then the dogwood I created attached with glue.  Leaves from the Sizzix "Leaves w/branches die" were placed under the flower and between the layered Nesties.  A Martha Stewart Butterfly and some Dew Drops were added to complete the card.  

 This photo shows the dimension on the card.

 This closeup shows how I drew lines on the leaves of the flower petals, with a stylus, to give it a realistic look. The tips of the petals were sponged with brown ink and the center sponged with yellow ink.  The tools from the Flower Tool kit were used to help shape the petals and stamens.   The stamen was created using the last three different punches shown below.

These are the four punches used to create the flower.

All the products I used to create this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.  Joan has told me that many of you have been ordering punches, the Flower Book and Flower Tool Kit and have asked for tutorials on how to create the flowers I am making with these punches, and I promise I will post them soon.   Once I post some of these tutorials, maybe one of Joan's Weekly Challenges can be to create a card, or project, using flowers you have created using these punches.  Would you enjoy that challenge?

I hope this week you are busy creating cards for this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens using only JustRite Stamps.  I know you will want a chance to win that grand prize that has been donated by JustRite  Stamps worth over $191.    


18 comments:

Linda Peterson said...

I check out your blog all the time so and never surprised to see the beautiful cards you make!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your card is beautiful but these dogwood flowers are STUNNING! You always impress me with you 'floral' creativity! GORGEOUS and so authentic looking!! FABULOUS!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the tips!

redwasher1 said...

Selma, beautiful card!! Love Dogwood flowers. This looks so real!!

Joan said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Love the dimension and detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such a beautiful card! Why am I not suprised. The dogwood flower is so real looking! Just beautiful!

Jose said...

Oh Selma that Dogwood flower is gorgeous, Im going to have to try it, and you have made it into a beautiful card.
Jose

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW, what a stunningly beautiful flower. Your color combo is so pretty. Truly love this card.

Colleen said...

Selma,
What a pretty flower!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another beautiful work of art my friend!

Sue W said...

Another beautiful card Selma!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Selma - You might not even be awake yet - This card is beautiful. I love the Dogwood. I have one in my side yard that my son had Tom get me for Mother's Day when he was stationed in England in the Marines. It took years for it to bloom, but we get some every year. I'll have to try these. Must get the punches first. Think I know some one that has them. Have enjoy the hop - even with all the snags I ran into.


Hugs
Gretchen

Newbie said...

EXQUISTE card, Selma! Love the dogwood flower-looks so real! The whole layout is just beautiful! Love how you put the lable and the oval together for the sentiment! A the big blue flourish adds the right color. Whole card is beautiful!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I coule look at your cards for hours. They always amaze me. The flowers you make add such great dimension to the cards and the dogwood looks so real!

Winnie and Patty said...

As usual, another gorgeous card!!! Dogwoods are one of my favorite trees, and you did a fantastic job with this flower & card! TFS

Donna said...

Lovely dogwood blossom. You are making me long for spring and some nice flowers popping up. Not yet but hopefully very soon. Gorgeous card!

Lynn said...

Punches..are you kidding? WOW! When are you going to publish a book?

Nancy said...

Oh my, that dogwood blossom is beautiful! It looks so real!

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