Friday, August 13, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge 10

It's time for a new challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  This week the challenge is to make a purple and green card, using a strip of patterned paper. Some kind of butterfly embellishment is required too.

The card I made above was made using some of my new Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. All these can be seen on Joan's Blog here.  I decided to try something different this time.  Instead of stamping my flowers on card stock, I stamped them on design paper.  I wanted to see if I could get them to shape a little easier, and they do.  I think I got carried away stamping and cutting out flowers but it is amazing how quick and easy you can do it with these wonderful stamps and dies.  For those of you who tell me you hate to cut out images, these are perfect for you.  Well they are perfect for everyone because literally in seconds you can cut out each flower. You know how I love to make dimensional flowers so cutting out many layers is so quick and easy.   You place the die on top of the stamped flower and place the Spellbinder die over it and run it through your die cutting machine.  On an earlier post I showed you how to make a template to do this.

I cut out two of the lacy background dies from the Heartfelt Creations  "Perfect Petals" die cuts and attached them together (you can see that in the middle on each side).  This die cut makes the most beautiful background for just about anything.  I then cut out an oval Nestability and embossed it and placed over the center so I would have a solid background for the flowers.  I stamped the smallest flower, from the "Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut set", on purple dp and cut them all out with the matching Daisy Patch die cut set.  I have layered them four deep and added a black rhinestone in the center of each flower. The smallest leaf, from the "Elegant Single Leaves PreCut set", was stamped on green card stock and also cut out with matching dies.  These were tucked (and glued) around the flowers.

For the background, a piece of Basic Grey design paper was used on the left side.  A piece of lavender card stock was embossed with a new embossing folder I just received from Joan's Garden's called "Heritage".  This is another set that has four embossing folders in it.  It has an empty oval space in the center where I placed my Heartfelt Creations design.  A Martha Stewart punched border was placed between the design paper and the embossed cs.  To finish off the card a yellow butterfly and bow were added.

This is another very easy challenge so hope you will participate. 


Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--this is more than gorgeous. I just don't have the words to say how beautiful I really think this card is. Just beautiful! TFS

Colleen said...

Awesome! My wish list for Joan's just keeps growing. One of these days I hope to put in another order.

Anonymous said...

This is really a beautiful card. You always have beautiful eye appealing items and love to look at them. Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Wow Selma! You should frame this and hang on your wall :0) So pretty!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just gorgeous Selma!! LOVE all the dimension on this creation! You always inspire me with your work ... thanks!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, I am in awe! This is absolutely knock down dead gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #10 challenge. I am so loving all the beautiful cards.


Patty said...

This is a beautiful card, I think it should be framed.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

This card is beautiful. You are amazing.


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