Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #18:
The embossed background was created with a beautiful new embossing folder available from Joan's Gardens. This is the same embossing folder Joan used on her Mother's Day card which is posted on her blog. It was embossed on a 5 1/4" square ivory card stock. The die fits a 4.25 x 5" piece of paper so I had an area on the left side without embossing. Using the ScorBuddy, I embossed five 1/4" lines. Isn't that a gorgeous embossing folder! It cuts and embosses at the same time. To fill in the open area, a piece of brown card stock was placed behind the openings. The beautiful flourish is from the new Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose Collection. A couple of extra leaves were cut off a second cut flourish to add under the flower. This flower was created with the Begonia punch. Ivory card stock was used and the edges of each petal were sponged with brown ink. The ends of the stamens were colored brown with a marker.
The sentiment is from a new JustRite stamp set called "Smile". There are four sentiments and four beautiful frames in this stamp set. They fit the 3 1/4" round wooden handle. The sentiment was cut out with one of the Spellbinder "Parisian Accents" dies. The butterflies are new dies you can get from Joan's Gardens. There are three to a package. They are called "Exotic Butterfly Mini" doily dies. They are each different and are perfect for cards. They were also sponged around the edges with brown ink.
I hope you will join us in the challenge this week. A prize will be given to one person selected from a Random Drawing and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of the year for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens.
All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. Joan will be away for four days, but you can email or call her to leave an order. She will be back to work Monday to start shipping out orders.
Thanks for visiting.