Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Grand Gothic Window

I love all the window dies available from Joan's Gardens.  I tried something new today.  I used the Cherry Lynn "Wedding Vows" frame to showcase this beautiful Poppy Stamps "Grand Gothic Arch".  It was real easy to use my paper cutter and cut across the bottom to cut out the bride and groom from the Cheery Lynn frame, then insert the Gothic Arch.  I love how it turned out.  I used a piece of older design paper I received from Joan's Gardens for the background.  It has purple roses in it.

To coordinate with the design paper, I used the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Four" die to create the roses.  I used the whole die cut for the larger rose and only a portion of it for the smaller roses.  I used a light lavender card stock to die cut the flowers then sponged on "Seedless Preserves" Distress Ink down along the bottom of the petals before rolling the flower.  After sponging on the ink, I lightly misted the die cut with water to help blend out the ink and also to make it easier to roll.  

I always love having lots of little "filler" pieces to place behind my flowers.  It really seems to create the finished look for pretty flowers.  If you are like me, I'm sure you will love having the Marianne Design Anja Leaves.

These are, in order, LR0226, LR0227, LR0228, LR0229.  All these dies are in stock at Joan's Gardens now.

I have used leaves from each of these sets behind the roses on this card.  In addition to these leaves, I tucked in some of the Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" branches.  Below the flowers is a seam binding bow created on the Bow Easy.  This is the first time I used the Bow Easy to create a seam binding bow, but think it turned out very pretty.

All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Cheery Lynn "Wedding Vows" Frame (FRM138)
Poppy Stamps "Grand Gothic Arch" (854)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Spiral Blossom Four" (S4-364)
Marianne Design "Anja Leaves" (LR0226, LR0227, LR0228, LR0229)
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" branches (B216)
Seam Binding
Bow Easy
Ranger "Seedless Preserves" Distress Ink



Rita said...

What a stunning card Selma. The design is beautiful and I love those pretty flowers. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Mihaela said...

Awesome window, love how you decorated it!!!

Sue W said...

What a stunning card Selma! The frame is beautiful and those pretty flowers with the die cut 'fillers' are out of this world!!!! Beautiful!

Tonny said...

This is so georgous.....super.

Grt. Tonny

Anneke said...

this is a realy stunning card and so elegant with the beautiful flowers.
greetings from ann

Jan S said...

Beautiful card Selma, really elegant, it has given me an idea for a wedding card I have to make.

Ab Fab Designs said...

Love how you used the Cherry Lynn Die with this it works so well
xxx hugs xxx

May said...

Stunning card.. Beautiful design..Love all those die-cuts & flowers! Hugs May x x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

WOW! Oh Selma your card today is absolutely stunning!! I love how you used the Cherry Lynn die and then used the window die with it and the flower arrangement is just beautiful.

Love Sheila xx

Glenda said...

How clever of you to use the two dies together! You are always thinking outside the box! This is another striking beauty!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, your card is gorgeous!!!! I love how you used the Wedding Vows in a totally different way. It looks great with the window. The leaves are such a great addition for dimension too. Great job

Olga said...

WOW! So gorgeous, you always amaze me with your talent!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

I think it would take me a million years to make a card as beautiful as this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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