Sunday, January 8, 2012
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.