Sunday, January 8, 2012

Forever Friends


Today I have another card that would qualify for the challenge at Joan's Gardens.   I love to design this type of card - lace, frills and flowers.  I started off by using two of my favorite embossing folders.  On the top half of this card I used the Marianne Design (DS0908) embossing folder and on the bottom half I used the lower portion of the Sizzix "Thank You Set #5" (656983) embossing folder.  The Marianne folder was embossed on the left end of my card stock and then the piece was turned the other way and I used the bottom portion of the Sizzix embossing folder to create the lattice under the top embossed piece.  I had to place the card stock into the Sizzix folder twice in order to get the design all the way across.  It matches up perfectly when you do this.  

It is a little hard to see but I die cut the Cheery Lynn "Anastasia Border" (B136) and attached it between the edge of the two embossed sections.  This wasn't necessary but I felt like it gave a little more "frill" to the card.  On the top portion I used the Memory Box "Amira Flourish" (98183) to fill in the blank area of that embossed design.  That is such a gorgeous flourish and it fit perfect in that area.  A small pink bow was created with the "Bow Easy" and attached to the center of the flourish.  I have not made vellum flowers in a long time.  They are so dainty and look beautiful on Valentine cards.  To create these vellum flowers I used the Punch a Bunch "Cherry Blossom" sometimes it is called "Sakurus" flower punch and layered three of them for each flower.  In the center I added a small white Kaiser Craft pearl.  The die cut leaves around the vellum flowers are the Cheery Lynn "Olive Branch" (B147).  One Martha Stewart Branch was also added by the flower.  

The beautiful lacy heart is the Cheery Lynn "Celtic Heart" ((B144).  I used a Spellbinders heart to die cut a backing for it because I wanted to stamp the sentiment in the center.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Friendship Blooms" stamp set.  I love having my JustRite stamp sets because they always have lots of sentiments.  The Celtic Heart was attached with dimensional dots.  The corners were die cut using the Marianne (LR0180) die.  This die also has doilies with it.  The outside border was punched using the Martha Stewart "Loop Hearts" border punches.

All the products used on my card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.  

We are getting a lot of entries in the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.  I hope you have joined in on the fun. 

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21 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Lovely, soft and totally girly!

Leigh said...

Selma, your cards are just stunning!!! This one is particular is so very pretty.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely breathtaking my friend!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so delicate and romantic. The flowers and swirls are all so pretty.
Thank you for sharing! :)

CraftinGranny said...

Too beautiful for words Selma! "Hugs"

April said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details!

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Selma, makes you just want to touch it.Gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. I just want to sit and stare at it. There are so many points of interest and each one done to perfection!

Olga said...

WOW! Is that gorgeous or what!!! Love the heart die!

Anonymous said...

WOW! How beautiful is this!
Jackie

Sherry Kushibab said...

Always in awe of your creations..what a lovely piece. The soft pinks and flowers, a romantic girly card...love it.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous card!! love all the layers, embossing and those little vellum flowers!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The dies are so delicate and make such a gorgeous card! TFS

Colleen said...

Selma,
WOW! This is just chalked full of those beautiful die cuts. Very,very pretty.

Ani said...

Really stunning! Love it! Hugs, Ani

Lisa Shepard said...

Beautiful card! Lisa

Elly said...

A beautiful lacy creation Selma!!

Paula said...

Your cards are exquisite! I saw some on Pinterest and that brought me here. I love your blog too.

Benzi said...

Dainty, delicate, and so beautiful!

Sillyfilly said...

What a beautiful soft feminine card this is. I love it.

dreamer said...

What lovely work on your card your ideas are wonderful you can see how much you love doing cards by you effort you put into you work thank you. Wendy

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