Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I have to laugh while I post this card. I honestly tried to design a card without adding any flowers. It was all finished without any, and I just couldn't bring myself to post it. I decided to add some daisies and now I am much happier. I don't know what it is with me and flowers!
To create this card I used two JustRite stamp sets. The butterfly is from the "Botanical Butterflies" stamp set. The image, which includes the circle behind the butterfly, was white embossed on aqua card stock and cut out with scissors. I stamped it again, using a blue Distress Ink on white card stock, and cut out the butterfly so I could make it dimensional. Have you seen all the beautiful JustRite border stamps? I love this one from the "Classic Lace Edges One" stamp set. JustRite has a lot of new border stamps I'm sure you will love - they are all posted at Joan's Gardens. This lace edge was white embossed then I sponged on ink in the center, to help make the white embossing stand out.
After the border was stamped, I used the new Sizzix "Fancy Frame" embossing folder to create a border around the stamped image. I lightly sponged color over the raised portion of the embossed frame. The corners are one of the Cheery Lynn "Corners". The little daisies were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Darling Daisies" die. Kaiser Craft rhinestones were added to complete the card. Well I am satisfied now that I have added the cute little daisies.
All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
JustRite Classic Lace Edges One (CR03680)
JustRite Botanical Butterflies (CR02245)
Sizzix Fancy Frame (657197)
Cheery Lynn Corner (B163)
Cheery Lynn Darline Daisies (A196)
Ranger White Embossing Powder
I would like to send this card to my sister, who lives in Colorado, but I doubt they even have mail delivery right now. She lives by the Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, where the terrible fire is in Waldo Canyon. Both her and my niece had to evacuate. Last I heard, the fire was in the neighborhood where my niece lives and my sister lives not far away. I just heard that the fire has reached part of the Air Force Academy. We all need to pray that these fires will be put out soon and everyone will be safe. It is so devastating to lose your entire house and most of your belongings. They are worried that the fire will jump the highway and reach the beautiful little suburb of Colorado Springs called Manitou Springs. My sister told me that the ashes from this fire are the size of half a dollar bill -- hard to even imagine.