Thursday, June 28, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

Are you ready for a new challenge at Joan's Garden. Joan and I decided it might be fun to have you create a "patriotic" card since the 4th of July is just around the corner; therefore, the color theme this week is "Red, White & Blue".  Please go over to Joan's Gardens to see all the rules for this challenge.   

The striped design paper is from the BoBunny "Liberty" Collection paper pad.  I knew I wanted to create some red, white and blue flowers and ended up doing something different than originally planned.  I used the Cheery Lynn "Stacker Flower #2" die for the flowers.  I was going to stack three together to create my flowers but decided to change to a "daisy" looking flower;  the picture below has more flowers than I needed.

I wanted to show you how I created this flower, but did not take another picture, so will explain it to you from this picture.  You can see the Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower die under the end of the flower shaping tool in this picture.   To let you know what I was thinking when I started, I wanted to make the petals "frilly" thinking they would resemble pretty fireworks.  You can see how I cut four times up each petal.  For my card, I folded the flower in half to create the daisy type flower.  These flowers looked really pretty with three layers stacked together, but they were too large to add one of each color.  I even liked them with one flower made with the three colors.  I added a little "Star Dust" Stickles to the center of the flowers.

I used my favorite flower stems/leaves for these flowers.  They are from the Heartfelt Creations "Simple Filler Stems PreCut Set".  I stamped four stems and cut off the leaves from one to add additional leaves.  I had those large gold, flat backed, embellishments in my stash that I added for the center of the flowers.  The fence is the Marianne Design Creatable Fence.  I die cut two of them and sponged each, before taking them out of the die, with gray ink to give them shadows.  The cute little girl is one of the new Marianne Design "Little Sweethearts" stamps.  The lady bug is the smallest lady bug from the Heartfelt Creations "Simple Filler Stems" stamp set.  

The sentiment used is from a new sentiment stamp set by Penny Black called "Gratitude".  You should be sure and check out this great set at Joan's Gardens.  It even includes some really pretty butterflies.  The sentiment was stamped using VersaFine Ink then die cut using one of the Spellbinders "Fancy Tags".  It was attached with dimensional dots.  Did you notice the little heart above the little girl?  That is a piece that fell out of the "Fancy Tag" and landed there.  I liked it there so just glued it down.  I forgot to mention that the grass was cut with the MFT grass die.  

I hope you find this a fun challenge and will join us

Marianne Design Fence Creatable (LR0206)
Marianne Design "Little Sweethearts" (TC0823)
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Penny Black "Gratitude" stamp set
Cheery Lynn "Stacker Flower #2" (SF-2)
Heartfelt Creations "Simple Filler Stems PreCut Set" (HCPC 3319)
BoBunny "Liberty Collection" paper pad
Stickles "Star Dust"


Olga said...

stop showing me all these gorgeous cards.....I'm spending to much money LOL.

Anonymous said...

Love it, right in time for the 4th of July with the red, white and blue!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderfully colourful and patriotic card Selma. Clever idea using the red, white and blue for the flowers. Great for the USA and the UK.

Love Sheila xx

Glenda said...

Love the Red, White and Blue! Your flowers are breathtaking as always!

Caroline D. said...

You made perfect daisies!! I'm gonna have to get that die! Your card is wonderful with the patriotic colors!


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