Monday, June 4, 2012


Don't you love violets!  They are so little and cute.  JustRite has a new stamp set called "Violette Vintage Labels" that has two beautiful stamps with violets plus a lot of sentiments.  

For the background, I used one of the Marianne Design cut and emboss folders.  I used the design across the top of my card rather than vertical.  My card is 6" x 5.5" so it left a blank space at the bottom.  I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss a strip to fit that area.  The Cheery Lynn "Queen Anne's Lace" border was glued across the top of the added piece.  It is hard to see in the picture because it ended up under most of the flowers.  

The smaller JustRite "Violette Vintage Label" was stamped and colored with Distress Markers, then cut out and attached with dimensional dots.  As you know, I love to create flowers that match stamped images so I used my Punch Bunch Small "Ovoid" punch to create seven violets to ago along the bottom of the card.

A lot of the small "ovoid" petals were punch then I used a dark purple marker to draw lines up from the bottom of each petal.  I used the small end of the Distress Marker.  The petals were shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit.  The base and smallest stamens are from the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" die set.  Since I wanted pretty small flowers, I made sure the tip of each petal was glued right to the very center of the base.  If you glue them out away from the very center, you will end up with a larger flower.  After all the petals were glued to the base, they were pressed down in the black shaping mat then the tiny stamen centers were added.  A dot of yellow Stickles was added to the very center.

I was trying to duplicate the foliage behind the flowers in the JustRite stamped image and used the Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" for the smaller light colored leaves, and used the Memory Box "Tender Leaves" for the larger dark leaves.  Two Cheery Lynn corners were added to the top of the card to finish it.

This is the JustRite "Violette Vintage Labels" stamp set
  (CL 03735)

Marianne Design (DS0908) embossing folder

Cheery Lynn Deco Corner (B162)
Cheery Lynn Queen Anne's Lace Border (B160)
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #1 (B181)
Memory Box Tender Leaves (98313)
Distress Markers
Yellow Stickles


Glenda said...

I have to tell you just how lovely I think this is! So delicate and simply gorgeous! Loving those violets!

Olga said...

oh WOW Selma, this is amazing!!!!! It's beyond gorgeous!

Danielle said...

OH! la la..I love violets Selma, and you card is just so inspiring. Beautiful Hugs.

okienurse said...

very elegant! Love the violets! Thanks for sharing.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This looks pretty labor intensive! So very pretty!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Those violets are just gorgeous Selma adding to a stunning card.

Love Sheila xx

Theresa said...

Love the violets...Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful my dear - Pat

Sherri said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the violets and the embossing folder was perfect to set it all off. Just gorgeous!!

Leanne ... said...

Love those violets Selma. What a good job. Thanks for showing how you did them.


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