Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Design Team Color Challenge



It is time for the March Elizabeth Craft Designs Coloring Design Team Challenge.  This month  the theme is Fabulous Flowers.  You can see all the projects created by the Design Team at this LINK.

Would you like a chance to win a prize from Elizabeth Craft Designs?  

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.




To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

Elizabeth Craft Designs will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


For my card I used the Spring Blooms Stamp set and matching dies for the flowers.

This is a 6-inch card.  The basic card is Vellum cardstock.  When the card is finished, the top portion of the card is clear, so you can see the design paper on the inside of the card.  For the bottom section, a 6-inch piece of white card stock was used. In the center, I taped down one of the smaller Dotted Scallop Circle dies.  This piece of card stock was placed on the die cutting plate, with the bottom portion was hanging off.  It was placed so it would die cut at an angle.  Half the Circle will be die cut.  The paper cutter was used to cut off the top portion of the card right up to the edge of the die cut circle -- or you can use scissors or a craft knife to cut a straight line just up to the die cut Circle edge.  See card for the angle.  

I wanted a design on the bottom portion of the white card stock.  I used the Dancing Leaves embossing folder and placed the card inside the embossing folder, making sure the die cut circle was outside the edge of the folder.  It was run through the die cutting machine.  To finish off the cut edge on each side of the circle, I added one of the die cut chains using one of the chain dies from the Chains 1 die set.  It was glued to the edge.  This piece was attached to the bottom of the front of the Vellum card, attaching only the part below the Circle.  You are attaching this to Vellum and you don't want to see the adhesive behind the circle.  When you open the card, you will be able to see the tape, or glue, used to attach the white piece to the Vellum front.  Place a piece of white card stock across the diagonal piece, trim to fit, and attach to the inside of the card so the adhesive does not show.  This step gives you a nice finished appearance.

Using the Spring Bloom Clear Stamp Set, stamp the large flower and three of the smaller flowers on watercolor paper, using VersaMark ink.  White emboss.  Color with watercolors or markers.  Die cut the flowers with matching dies.  Use the Dandelion Fluff Die Set and die cut three to attach behind the large die cut flower. 

On the inside of the card, attach a piece of design paper over the Vellum.  The design will show through on the front of the card when the card is closed.

Use the Els van de Burgt Studio Small Butterfly set to die cut the butterfly.  I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the the card stock and die cut the top of the butterfly on top of the cardstock so I could add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.   I used the same pink ink as used on the flower to color the solid portion of the butterfly.  Assemble the butterfly and attach to the lower right side of the card.

Use the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set to stamp the sentiment.  Die cut the sentiment using one of the Stitched Fishtail Banners.  Attach to the lower left side of the card.

Links to the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used are below.







5 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Selma your card makes me think of Spring! The colors are glorious and make me smile. Our temps here in East Tennessee are 73 degrees today. Such a beautiful day!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is outstanding! I adore the pastel colors too!

Olga Jewell said...

Love this gorgeous card!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Selma,
Your cards always amaze me. Today's is no exception. The coloring of the flowers and the colors that you have chosen are beautiful. I feel as though I could touch it and would be touching a real flower.

Lindi Phillips said...

Selma this card is Spring, it is absolutely Beautiful, Love the different levels and techniques and love love love the soft pastel colours you have used.
My favourite spring flower is Frecshia's the fragrance is amazing and to me it is was spring is all about..

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