Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This week for the challenge at Joan's Gardens we are going to do something different. We are planning to do a blog hop May 15th and are looking for 6 Guest Designers to participate. To select our guest designers, we are asking everyone to create a card or project that includes one or more flowers that you created with either punches or dies and submit it in this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens. You can create any type of flower/s you wish. There are no requirements for the rest of your card/project. Joan and I will be selecting 6 cards we really like and ask those people if they would like to be a guest designer for our blog hop. You are not required to participate. A set of new dies will be furnished to each guest designer to work with for the blog hop. We really look forward to seeing your creative flowers.
Now to tell you about my card. I used the Cheery Lynn "Sweet Williams" (D137) die to create my flowers. There are four layers to create each flower. They were shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit, then glued together. The stamens were punched out with the PunchBunch "Sky Flake" punch. There is one medium and one large Sky Flake in each flower. The leaves were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Tropical Leaves" (B119) die. I created two "buds" with the "Sweet William" dies then used the "maple leaf" from the Cheery Lynn "Small Leaves #1" (D133) to wrap around it for the greenry around the bud. The pretty doily behind the flowers is the new Cheery Lynn "Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily" (DL193). These are really fun dies to use. There are six dies in this set. You can create many different size doilies with the dies in this set. I will do a tutorial on how to use these dies at a later date. Along the bottom I attached a Cheery Lynn "Francesca" (B159) border.
The doily behind the sentiment is die cut using the Memory Box "Winged Swirl" die. The JustRite sentiment was stamped and cut out with a circle Nestie and attached with dimensional dots.
Did you notice that the butterflies appear to be flying? These are the three Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112). They have been attached to a piece of acetate to make them appear to be flying. The design paper on the back is from the Cosmo Cricket "Joy Ride" mini deck.
I hope you will join us this week in our challenge. We always look forward to seeing your beautiful cards. Please go over to Joan's Gardens to review all the Challenge Information.