Saturday, July 16, 2011

Judy's Blooms and a Give Away



 Today I am posting another card that I used one of the Easy Frames for the background.  I used the Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder.  A piece of dark brown card stock was placed inside the folder then one of the oval Easy Frames was taped to the top of the closed folder.  Be sure you place the Easy Frame on the top of the embossing folder, otherwise you will end up embossing the Easy Frame.  After the piece was embossed, I used the second largest Spellbinders "Beaded Ovals" Nestie to emboss a frame around the unembossed area left from using the Easy Frame.  You just tape the Nestie you want to use, with removeable tape, over the unembossed area, place the embossing mat over it and run it through your machine.  I love how it turned out.  Last time I showed you how it would look without using a Nestie to frame it.  It looks beautiful either way and you have a nice smooth area to add your sentiment.  I used a Heartfelt Creations sentiment and gold embossed it in the center.  


My card is 6x6" square.  I used a piece of design paper from the BoBunny "Zoology Collection" paper pad for my background.  The brown embossed piece is 4.25 x 5" and the embossed area was a little smaller.  I decided to use a VersaMark pen and ruler to draw lines around the embossed area, then it was gold embossed.  I like how it finished off the dry embossed piece and it goes well with the design paper.  

Now I have to tell you about the part I had so much fun doing.  Don't you just love to sit and play trying out new things.  Well I have some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains, and wanted to play with them. These bottles have a sponge top and are so easy to color larger areas. I decided to cut the flower and leaves from the Cheery Lynn Judy Blooms die using watercolor paper.  Oh my gosh, this cut so well and just popped out of the die.  I am going to have to start using more watercolor paper!  I also thought the Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish" (B117) matched this flower and leaves so  cut one of those out using water color paper too.  Now for the fun part.  I laid these pieces out on my Teflon Craft Mat and sprayed them with a fine mist of water until they were pretty wet.  (I say "them" because I cut out six sets and colored all of them.) I started with the largest petals first. I then dabbed the "Wild Honey" Distress Stain all over.  How quick and easy was that!  I then moved them to a dry area on the craft mat and used the heat gun to dry them.  Next the smaller flowers were colored.  There were beads of the "Wild Honey Stain" still on the craft mat, so I wet each of the small flowers then rubbed them down in the stain on the mat.  It made them a pale yellow which which is what I wanted.  I was able to use up the ink on the mat and not waste it and it gave a nice contract for the flower.  Without cleaning up the left over stain, I laid down the leaves and flourish, and sprayed them with water, then dabbed them with the "Peeled Pain" Distress Stain.  (The yellow and green stains blended well.)  They were turned over and also inked on the back using up all the stain left on the craft pad. The flowers were layered and a punched "Sky Flake" was used for the stamen.  It was punched out of brown card stock.  The round tips were touched with the VersaMark pen and gold embossed to tie in with the rest of the card.   It was such a quick and easy, fun project.  The flower petals were shaped using the tools in the Flower Tool Kit. The layered flower,  leaves, and flourish were attached to the left side of the sentiment.  Square golden rhinestones were added to complete the card.  As you know, all products in "bold" can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.


Now, something for you to win!   Joan has added a lot of new Cheery Lynn dies on her blog that I am sure you will love.  She also posted a video that introduces these new dies. I have an fun request and will reward someone for participating I'd love it if you would go over to Joan's Gardens and check out these new Cheery Lynn dies and let me know which one(s) are your favorite.  Please leave me a comment below.  I'm looking forward to seeing your responses.  I appreciate you taking the time to let me know which dies you like the most, so for every one who leaves me a comment on this post, about your favorite new Cheery Lynn die(s), I will do a random drawing and will send one of you the Cheery Lynn  "Judy's Blooms" die (C184).   This is the die I used on my card today. I will draw a winner on Monday evening, July 18.  I'm sure you will love working with this beautiful flower die so be sure and leave a comment below to let me know which die(s) are your favorite for a chance to win. 


Here is a picture of the die you will win:


Cheery Lynn "Judy's Blooms" (C184)  $13.99 

7529

47 comments:

Erika Owens said...

OK - that wasn't easy! There were a lot of beautiful dies, but I really liked the Celtic Fire Rectangle. Very detailed and you can use either the center, the outside or both! Gotta love the butterflies too.

Patti J said...

Hi Selma, you have another gorgeous creation here, and your new technique sounds so amazing! Can't wait to give it a try! Loved your beautiful box for your granddaughter too! She'll cherish it forever!!! I think I'm in love with the Victorian Romance Flourish! Thanks so much for a chance to win! Hope you are feeling better...hugs and blessings!

Linda said...

Picking a favorite is a lot like picking a challenge winner I imagine. I think the most favorite would be the Cathedral Lace Frame....with the wreath and bow a close second......Love your creations.

Anonymous said...

I love all the dies but the Victorian Romance Flourish is my favourite - so elegant and can be used in so many ways. Hugs, Dianne from New Zealand

redwasher1 said...

Selma, wow, this is a stunning card!! So beautifully done!!Love the layout and color choices!! I don't have any of these dies but they certainly are gorgeous!!

Donna said...

Selma,
Wonderfully gorgeous card!! Love you work, and I hope that you are feeling a bit better!! Knowing first hand how bad back pain can be, I Hope you continue to impove.

I too love all of Cheery Lyns new dies, but for me I think this time around the Victorian Romance Flourish would be the most versatile, it can be used as is or cut to use in so many different ways. Maybe some day if I win the lottery I can get them all! A true crafters dream!
Thanks for the chance.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs
Donna

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hi Selma - Your card is amazing! From the picture, that brown CS has a leather look. Thanks for the instructions for the flowers. Can't wait to get some distress stain. It sounds so easy to use and how fun playing with all the beautiful designs you can make on your paper. Love the new dies - my favorite of all is the cathedral lace. How beautiful is that!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Unknown said...

I love all the dies so it is really hard to choose. I picked the B133 Lace Light Deco Border and B132 the Flower Chain Border.
Thank You for the opportunity to win the beautiful flower die. i will keep my fingers crossed until Monday.
Keep your e-mails coming with all the beautiful projects that everyone makes.
Once Again,
Thank You
Sharen
Alberta, Canada

kojo said...

Love "Plumeria" B134, think it would make up some great floral layouts.

Myrna said...

What lovely creations. I think the die that would win my vote would be the Victorian Romance Flourish.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Myrna

Lynn said...

thank you for sharing your tip on how to leave an unembossed area on the card for the greeting - can't wait to try it. I love all the dies (of course) but I am a butterfly addict so the D130 butterlfy dies called out to me extra loudly.

Hussena said...

your card is so beautiful just like always i just love all ur hanmade flowers.
and regarding the dies i liked the victorian romance flourish the best.

GAZ said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made it so we can case it!!! All the dies would be wonderful to have but I think I would start with Cherry Blossom die. It is hard to choose just one. Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win this awesome die set. Glenda

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such a beautiful card. I've been drooling over those stains for sometime buy my pocketbook gets in the way! Love how you colored the flower. My favorite die would of course, be the victorian Romance Flourish! It is so me! Have a great day!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Love looking at all of your beautiful and awesome creations. Just discovered these Cheery Lynn designs and totally love all of them. Think my first choice orders will be the Cathedral Lace Frame and the Tannenbaum. Probably add a few others too.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and creations.
hugs
bobbi

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Selama as always your card is beautiful and I look forward to each and every new creation you come up with. Choosing a favourite Cheery Lynn die is just so hard as I love them all but at a push I would go for the Victorian Romance Flourish which I think would be so versatile.


Love Sheila xx

Mrs. Swandog said...

Oh my goodness...how do I pick a favorite when I love them all...I guess my pick would be...let's see...the dragonfly ones out of the new releases...can't wait til it comes in so I can snag one from Joan..I am loving your blog...you have artistic talent that has no end...thanks for all the sharing!

Linda Peterson said...

The flower chain border is my favorite, but I love all of them!
Your tutorials have helped me so much.

Stephanie said...

Hi Selam, Well if I had to choose one die it would be the Victorian Romance Flourish there were a few more I liked but I thought this one was the one I would use the most. Love looking at all of your wonderful work!

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

the flower chain is d best for me but yes all r super !!and beyond everything else r your tutorials...simply FAB !!

Marg said...

What a wonderful card. I also need to try some new techniques and the distress ink sounds like fun. All the dies are so beautiful that it is hard to choose, but I think my favourites are Victorian Romance Flourish and the Cathedral Lace.

peggy said...

love the flowers

Yvonne said...

I love the Christmas trees! I see so many possibilities! would love to have them all. Your card is beautiful.

Donna D said...

Wow! How could you ever choose just one? Not me...I especially love the O Tannanbaum Christmas Tree, Victorian Romance Flourish, Christmas Ball and Decoration, Lace Light Deco Border, and both new frames! As I said, there is no way for me to choose just one! All are on my wish list.... Hope you are feeling better. Absolutely love your work! Thanks for providing so much inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Selma, but then I rarely don't. Very rarely. Especially the flower. Just gorgeous. Anyway, I guess I have to agree with the others here that find the Victorian Romance Flourish their favorite. So do I. Not only to use as one big piece, but as Mike said you can cut it a part and use smaller pieces of it as accents.

Thanks for creating and thanks for sharing with us in blog land. Keep up the great work!
Jackie,
Oregon

Pat Lavender said...

Hi Selma, It is hard to choose a favorite die but I have picked 2 that I love. I really like the Mini Butterflies,which I just received from Joan, and the O Tannenbaum Tree dies. I look forward to receiving your creative ideas each day. They are great inspiration for me. So glad that you are feeling better now and are getting back to your creative designs.
Pat L.

lyndee said...

Hi Selma > as always love your card...look forward everyday to seeing another creative card. Although I love anything butterfly, my very favorite new CL dies has to be the Cathedral Lace Frame...so elegant.

Brenda said...

All these dies 'capture' me but narrowing it down.....the flourishes one and the dragon flies would be my top choice(s). Thanks for the chance and all the wonderful work you do.

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! Only 1?!?! That's really hard! These are GORGEOUS dies!! I think one of my favorites is the Victorian Romance Flourish! I could see using that to make BEAUTIFUL corners for my cards!! I also love the mini angel wings (butterflies)!! BTW...I love the flowers you used to make your card!! But then again, I love EVERY card you make!!

pat said...

That was a hard choice but I like the flowers best.Your cards are beautiful and the box for your granddaughter is awesome,she will cherish it always.thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful card Selma! Now to the favoirite die question. That is so very hard. I am trying to purchase one of each and it is a slow process. So far my favorite would be the Victorian Romance Flourish. But I do love them all. They really are gorgeous!

Lorraine Segovia said...

My favorite is the cathedral lace frame but its a difficult choice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patti C said...

Wow, Selma, you sure do know how to confuse a girl! They're all just great but I do believe if you're gonna make me choose just ONE, that I'd have to pick Victorian Romance Flourish.

Anonymous said...

Selma, I could not find where to post a comment on your blog, so I am doing it this way. I visited Joan's Garden and watched the video on the new Cherry Lynn dies. They came out with some pretty awesome dies but I would have to say my favorite is the lace light deco border followed by the cherry blossom die or maybe the dragon flies, or maybe the butterfly bundles. They are all so neat!! But the first one I'd buy is the lace border. Thanks for the chance to win one of the fabulous dies. Actually, I'd rather have one of your beautiful cards!!! Bette S

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, oh what a choice, my picks were between the Victorian Romance Florish and the Lace Light Border, but on reflection it was the Victoian Romance Florish that won as you could do so much with it.
Thank you for your cards your are a true inspiration.
Hugs Trish.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a blog but would love to be entered into your drawing for Cheery Lynn "Judy's Blooms" (C184) you are offering. I have loved receiving this news letter so much. Thank you for sending it out to me.

Myrna Cook

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,
I pray that you are feeling better. I love your blog! Your work is beautiful and feel like you a friend and I just starting following you from the Justrite site. I love so many of the Cheery Lynn Designs, but my favorites's are the Lace Peace frame, Ornamental Wreath Bow, Cathedral lace frame, Elegant Christmas Tree Cherry Blossom & Victorian Romance Flourish. I can see so many wonderful things being done with these especially with Christmas right around the corner. Thanks so much for sharing your gift of creativity with the world and for explaining it so that a beginning crafter can understand.

God Bless You,
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,

I didn't see any where to leave a comment so I'm just writing to you about the Cheery Lynn Die's
I like. How does one pick?????????? They are all so very nice. I like the Plumeria,
Wreath & Bow B131. Rose S5 050, Tropical Floral Swirls HFC 3409, The Gate & Lights B131,
Botanical Floral 2 HFC 3407. Like I said there are so many of them that I like.

Oh where do you get the Screen Door? Love to have that for the Wreath & Bow. Looked so
pretty together.

Thanks Shirley Lacroix

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Cathedral Lace Frame. Just love it.

Thanks for the opportunity and hope you're feeling better.


Susan

paperpapier said...

I love flowers and I choose Plumeria flowers and leaves dies as my favourite.

janey said...

Selma - just found your site last week and also Joan's. I've already placed an order with her - delightful to find that we don't live far from each other. My favorite would be the Dainty Dutch Duo die

Vail said...

Hi Selma, I like so many of the Cheery Lynn dies but out of the new ones my favorite is the Cathedral Lace Frame. Thank you for this opportunity to win and for sharing all your designs with us.

Sharon Peele said...

Hey Selma, I always love your projects!! and your card is gorgeous!! love the DP's you used!! I would have to say my favorite die would have to be the new Cathedral Lace Frame, I think it is so stunning!! Love the lattice die too. Hope you have a great week and thanks for a chance to win!!

Donna said...

Selma, the more I look at this die used here and on Heartfelt creations blog, the more I LOVE it, this flower is just a perfect little flower for cards!!! I think this one will soon become my favorite!!! Just love the card you did, you always do a wonderful job and make it look so easy, and we all know it is not, right now my mojo seems to have taken a vacation without my approval!!
Hugs and take care
Donna

jean w. said...

Hi Selma! So glad to see you've been back to posting again! Hope you are feeling better! Wow I just love all the new Cheery Lynn designs and have watched their videos at Joan's Garden and their own web-site seen seeing them on Joan's. Butterflies are on my wish list! I think it is D120 a whole group of them! Thanks for a chance to win one of the flower dies! As always your creations are so awesome! Thanks!

Donna said...

Hi Selma! I feel like I've been missing in action lately. Just got home from a week conference for work and before that I was a program director for a Girl Scout day camp. So there hasn't been much crafting going on around here. I have been checking out your projects but not doing much commenting lately. Beautiful cards and so much inspiration. I love the new Cheery Lynn dies. I think my favorite is the light swag but I love the first Christmas tree too. Thanks for the chance. Hopefully I'll be around for a few weeks until my next trip in August when I get to go see my son in Utah! Have a wonderful week!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Wow! What beautiful dies! I think I'll have to go with one that seems pretty popular here: the Cathedral Lace Frame, but they are all so pretty! Thank you so much for the chance to win those lovely flower dies!

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