Sunday, January 27, 2013
Have you created all your Valentine Cards? Memory Box has this beautiful heart die I had fun working with today. This is the Memory Box "Heart Ensemble" die. I die cut it layering a piece of red card stock and a piece of design paper so I only had to die cut it once. I pulled the pieces apart and used the red outline then pieced in the plaid pieces. I attached this to a piece of card stock that was embossed with the eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder. The sentiment is die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Love" die.
Roses always look great on a Valentine card so today I created one large rose and three rose buds, using the new Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #3 dies. The large rose was created using the largest "pear" shaped petals and the buds were created using the smaller "pear" petals. When you are creating flowers with the Build A Flower dies, you can follow the tutorials I have listed in my side bar for creating roses. I build up many layers using a "flower base" then adding a "petal" to each point on the base. I always use the flower tool kit and embossing pad to shape each petal. To create the buds, I add glue to the front side of four or five small petals, then wind them around the self closing tweezers that are in the Flower Tool Kit. The green on the outside of the buds is from the Build A Flower #2 embellishment dies.
There are three different types of greenery (leaves) behind the roses. I used the Marianne Design (LR0245) die, and the Cheery Lynn Rose Leaf Strip, and the Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip. You can die cut your leaves using green card stock, but I really like to die cut them using white card stock then use Peeled Paint Distress Ink and the blending tool to add color. When I sponge the color on the die cuts, it makes the embossed areas (details) in the leaves really show up. I only used Peeled Paint on these leaves, but you could add more contrast by using several shades of green Distress Inks.
There are some small flowers in the Build A Flower #3 dies/Embellishements that I added around this arrangement. A few Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strips" branches were tucked in around the flowers and yellow Stickles added to the center of the white flowers.
The inside of the card was completed by adding the Memory Box "Twirled Heart Border" down the right side and the sentiment pieces from Cherry Lynn. I die cut the border using both red card stock and the plaid design paper. One of the little hearts from the "plaid" border was added down in the corner to help tie it in with the front design.
I have received a lot of emails asking about how I'm feeling. I am still having lots of migraine headaches and lots of neck and back problems from our car accident out on the highway. They told me I have a cracked rib, but the way it hurts, I feel like it is broken! My daughter's card was totaled so we are in the process of helping her find a new car. I know I have been a little show in posting, but I love to work on cards when I feel well enough to do it. I just completed a project I am excited to show you next Tuesday when we will be doing the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop. Be sure to check back then.
Memory Box "Heart Ensemble" 98479
Memory Box "Twirled Heart Border" (on inside) 98279
eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder
Marianne Design "leaves" (LR0245)
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #3 and Embellishments #3
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 Embellishments
Cheery Lynn "Rose Leaf Strip" B241
Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" B178
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" B216
Cheery Lynn "Love" B227
Cheery Lynn "Happy" B226
Cheery Lynn "Valentine's" B229
Cheery Lynn "Day" B236
Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad