Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I love all the window dies available from Joan's Gardens. I tried something new today. I used the Cherry Lynn "Wedding Vows" frame to showcase this beautiful Poppy Stamps "Grand Gothic Arch". It was real easy to use my paper cutter and cut across the bottom to cut out the bride and groom from the Cheery Lynn frame, then insert the Gothic Arch. I love how it turned out. I used a piece of older design paper I received from Joan's Gardens for the background. It has purple roses in it.
To coordinate with the design paper, I used the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Four" die to create the roses. I used the whole die cut for the larger rose and only a portion of it for the smaller roses. I used a light lavender card stock to die cut the flowers then sponged on "Seedless Preserves" Distress Ink down along the bottom of the petals before rolling the flower. After sponging on the ink, I lightly misted the die cut with water to help blend out the ink and also to make it easier to roll.
I always love having lots of little "filler" pieces to place behind my flowers. It really seems to create the finished look for pretty flowers. If you are like me, I'm sure you will love having the Marianne Design Anja Leaves.
These are, in order, LR0226, LR0227, LR0228, LR0229. All these dies are in stock at Joan's Gardens now.
I have used leaves from each of these sets behind the roses on this card. In addition to these leaves, I tucked in some of the Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" branches. Below the flowers is a seam binding bow created on the Bow Easy. This is the first time I used the Bow Easy to create a seam binding bow, but think it turned out very pretty.
All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Cheery Lynn "Wedding Vows" Frame (FRM138)
Poppy Stamps "Grand Gothic Arch" (854)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Spiral Blossom Four" (S4-364)
Marianne Design "Anja Leaves" (LR0226, LR0227, LR0228, LR0229)
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" branches (B216)
Ranger "Seedless Preserves" Distress Ink