Saturday, September 3, 2011
Today I am back to my first love -- creating flowers and doing lots of layering using pretty dies. Joan's Gardens has such a great variety of the Cheery Lynn dies and I sure used a lot of them on my card today. First the background piece was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The Dainty Dutch Deco Frame (DL141) frame was die cut. This frame leaves an open center so I wanted to add some texture; I die cut the "Small Window Frame (FRM114) and cut off what I needed to place behind the opening. Don't you like that look! This was placed over the Swiss Dots background so you can now see those dots through the Window Frame. Many of you told me you love this "Victorian Romance Flourish (DL 151) that was added to the top left corner. It is such a beautiful flourish and I love to use it. Can you see that pretty little doily under the rose? It was a doily in the center of the "Dainty Dutch Deco Frame". You get two dies in one! Just the scalloped edge of that little doily peeks out from under the flower, but that was all I wanted, so it worked perfect.
The red rose was created using the Medium Pear punch, the Flower Tool Kit and shaping mat you can get from Joan's Gardens. Joan knows how much you all love this tool kit and she has a hard time keeping them in stock, but she does get new shipments weekly. All the components were attached to the card then three Cheery Lynn butterflies were added. The larger butterfly is the "Exotic Butterfly small" (DL113) and the two smaller butterflies are the "Mini Butterflies (DL112). Can you see those three flourishes coming out at the bottom of the Rose? These were flourishes that came out of the "Victorian Romance Flourish" -- this is an additional bonus you get from one die. Ultrafine diamond glitter was added to the center (body) of each butterfly to finish off the card. Oops -- forgot to tell you I used the Martha Stewart "Doulbe Arches" border punches to add a frame to the back of the card. As you know, you can get all your Cheery Lynn Dies and tools for creating your own flowers from Joan's Gardens. I received a package from Joan today with lots of new products I am excited to share with you soon.
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Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!