Thursday, June 10, 2010

A card for Joan's Gardens Challenge

Card closed

I told you yesterday about an exciting new event happening over at Joan's Gardens.  She has started a new event called "Joan's Gardens Thursday Create a Card  Challenge".  This week her challenge is to use a JustRite Floral stamp and use the colors pink, yellow and green.  Be sure to go over and read all about the challenge and see what you can win. I hope you will  support Joan by participating in this exciting event.

Today my card is made using three JustRite flower sets:  "Beautiful Blossoms",  "Breath of Spring" and "Plant a Little Love".  The verse on the inside of the card is from the JustRite "Joyful Hearts" set.  This card fits into a business size envelope.

To create this card I started with a piece of card stock 8.5" x 10.5".  It was scored along the long side at 1.75", 3.5", 7", and 8.75".  A strip of green card stock was cut 1.75" wide for each outside strip.  Another green piece of cs cut 3" wide for the center of the card then two narrow strips to go on the edge . 

Two strips of white card stock were cut 8.5" by 1.75" for each side panel.  I used a square Nestie to cut "windows" in these pieces.  For the right side I started in the middle and centered the Nestie to cut an opening.  Two more were cut to create three windows on this panel.  On the other side four "windows" were cut.  The windows were cut offsetting the windows on the right.  You can see this in the first picture above.  These panels were embossed using the new Cuttlebug "Kassie's Brocade".  I just received this embossing from Joan and love it.  Two green Martha Stewart borders were cut.  They were attached behind the embossed white panel. The white panels were attached to the green panels and then they were attached to the sides of the card using Glue Glider. 

The green 3" wide green card stock was attached to the center of the inside of the card.  The JustRite verse was stamped and cut out with a Nestie. Isn't it perfect for this card.   Below the verse is a white panel to write on.  The bottom edges were embossed with a Martha Stewart corner punch. 

The flowers were stamped and colored with Copics then cut out.  They were tucked into the windows on the front panels and the flower from the "Plant A Little Love" set was placed on the inside of the card. To complete the card a few punched butterflies were added on the inside and some some Dew Drops added to the outside right panel.  

 I hope you will go over and participate in Joan's challenge. If you read about this challenge on my blog, I'd love for you to let her know in her comment section.

When you go to Joan's blog,  sure to check out all the new JustRite Stamps  that will be released soon.  They are fabulous.  You can preorder them now from Joan.   

 Have fun creating.  


Joan Fricker said...

Oh Selma, this is so beautiful. I love your idea and what all you did with it. Great use of the stamps. Your colors are perfect and of course I just love that new embossing folder. I think of all the new ones, it is my favorite.

Thanks too so much for the publicity for my Thursday Challenge. I am glad I got the button to work. (smile)

Great job my friend!!!

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

OMG what an awesome card. You are truly a talented lady. TFS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

HOLY COW!!! This is AMAZING!! Great job Selma (why am I surprised)? Your work is so inspiring! FABULOUS!

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma, your cards just keep getting better and better! This card is amazing! I love all the colors and textures. Great use of the nesties to cut the squares out on the sides. Love the embossing too! Wonderful wonderful card. TFS!

Patti said...

All I can say is WOWOWOWOWOW!

sandyh said...

wow, selma! this is a fabulous card!
i love everything about it and can't wait to case it shamelessly!
sometimes i'd like to just crawl inside your head!! lol!

Betty Benton said...

WoW! I'm barefoot because you knocked my socks off! Love all those windows with the pretty flowers!

Karen W said...

I love this SOOOO much I had to try and case it.

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastically beautiful! Everything is perfect on this card Selma. What a super design and your coloring is awesome.
"Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma!

Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed the card on today's email. You continue to blow me away with your awesome designs.

You will never know how much I wished I lived near you as your daily postings are such an inspiration.

I will always cherish the time I got to spend with you at Joan's Garden in May. I do hope you will consider coming back to Illinois/Indiana.

Maybe the day will come when I can get out your way as I do love to travel and will just have to make the time. I am so afraid I will be working until I am too old and not well enough to travel.

I will continue to email you once in a while and will continue to follow your blog. There is nobody on splitcoast or anywhere else that I frequent or subscribe to that has as much talent as you do.

Please stay in touch.


Stampin' Pam said...

THUD - picking myself up off the floor - ow - that smarts! Ok girly - you have WAY TOO MUCH talent oozing out of you right now - I can't keep up with all the marvelous posts - this one is absolutely stunning. I hope you post it to the JR flicker site - they need to see this one! Whew - wow - oh my gosh - etc. etc. etc. :-)

Vickie Y said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the card fold and layout.

redwasher1 said...

Selma, this is so creative and I love all the little windows!!

Stacey Dunning said...

Amazing card layout! Beautiful colors and textures :)

Momscards said...

How can I pick just ONE? Every card you create is a work of art. I was completely blown away by your card for Thursday, June 10 for the Joan's Garden Challenge. The color combition was lovely. All the folds, window cut outs, and the bouquet of flowers all over the card was breathtaking. You are the very best designer that I get to enjoy every day. Your workmanship is perfection


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