Friday, May 13, 2011

Punched Sweet Peas

Mega Sweet Pea, Chestnut Leaf, Snowflake

NOTE:   Joan and I are aware of a problem with the Tag Challenge Link right now.  Blogger is having some problems and the sample for the card challenge and the ink to submit tags is no longer on her blog.  Joan will fix it as soon as she can.  She is sorry for this problem; she will allow you to post 2 tags for next week if the problem isn't fixed before it is time to vote.   We look forward to seeing your beautiful tags.

Did you know that there is a special punch for creating pretty Sweet Pea flowers?  I love sweet peas and was so excited to get the sweet pea punch to give this a try.  I used the directions in the "Paper Bouquet" book by Susan Tierney Cockburn.  This is the book I use to learn how to create most of the flowers I create for my cards and boxes. It has excellent instructions and pictures for creating 40 different flowers.  You can get this book and the punches needed for these pretty flowers at Joan's Gardens.  Joan does have these punches, flower tool kits,  and book in stock. 

The background for this card was created with the new Embossing Folder from Joan's Gardens.  She does not have it on her blog yet, but you can call or email her and tell her you want the embossing folder I used on this card. A piece of pink card stock was attached below the die cut openings on this embossed folder.   On the left side of the card, I used one of the double punched borders I showed you how to create a few days ago.  I used the same punch "Martha Stewart String Lace" border punch, to create a border around the outside of the card.  The pretty "Flourish" is the flourish from the new Heartfelt Creations Bell Rose Collection.   This is the most beautiful flourish I own and I know I will be using it a lot.  The sentiment and frame are from the JustRite "Elegant Frames" stamp set. 

The sweet peas were punched out of pink vellum and created as described in the Paper Bouquet book.  The sweet peas in the book were not created with vellum but I love the dainty look of the vellum.  The leaves were attached below each flower along with a paper tendrils created with thin strips of green card stock. 

Hope you like this card.  I'm sure you will have fun creating these pretty flowers.

All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.


Olga said...

very pretty !!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Selma...such delicate flowers on your card..just like the real sweetpeas.

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Selma, this is stunning. I love the vellum Sweet Peas. Gorgeous!!!


PJL said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love your design. Makes me want to pick up the punches once again... Pamela

Sheila - Ginger said...

This is so beautiful Selma, Oh why don't my sweat peas look as beautiful as yours? Must try them with vellum.

Love Sheila xx

Karen W said...

I love this one also and I did case your last one but unfortunately I needed it for a sympathy card. Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration we get from your cards. Here is a link to mine.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous, Selma! I grew up with a trellis of Sweet Peas right outside my bedroom window. I use to lay in bed and listen to all the bees buzzing as they visited each blossom!

Anonymous said...

Another exquisite card! I too love sweet peas. I was just saying I should plant some!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh La La! Love those sweet peas! I've just got to take the time to start making some flowers. Your are so beautiful! Love the card! "Hugs" Carol


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