Sunday, February 24, 2013
Are you ready for Spring? We still have lots of snow and it keeps snowing, so I don't think we will have an early Spring, but I decided to create my own Spring by creating a card with Spring flowers.
This card was so much fun to create I didn't want to stop. Have you ever done that? I used the Heartfelt Creations "Vintage Floral" dies to create these flowers. The two smallest flower dies from this set were used. I die cut them using white card stock then sponged the edges of the petals, on front and back, with "Squeezed Lemonade" Distress Ink. First each flower was shaped using the tools from the Flower Tool Kit to soften the fibers, then Crafter's Pick Glue was brushed on the top side of each flower, then using the large white tool in the Flower Tool kit, I wrapped all the petals up around the large ball end to form this shape. You do get glue on the tool, but it wipes off easily with a baby wipe. I needed the glue to be pretty tacky when I started shaping them, so I added glue to a bunch of flowers at once, let it sit a couple of minutes, then started shaping. This helped the petals to adhere to each other to stay in the closed position. I die cut the stamen, from the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 embellishments, that has many "legs" with a dot on the end, for the stamen in these flowers. I cut off only 4 or 5 of the "legs" and glued them down in the center of each flower.
After making all the flowers, I had to decide what to do with them. I thought a basket of flowers would be cute, so used the Cheery Lynn "Spring Basket 1" for both the basket and the "Bunny". I used a variety of Distress Inks to color the basket.
The fence is the Poppy Stamps "Picket Fence" die. This is a perfect fence to use for Easter and Spring cards. The grass is the Cheery Lynn "Grass Border". Behind the Bunny, I wanted something that resembled some type of bush so used one of the Marianne "Leafy embellishments- cutting the stem end off and tucking it behind the bunny.
The basket was attached over the fence then I used glue dots to stick all the yellow flowers down in an arrangement. These are pretty small flowers, so for leaves I die cut the Marianne Design "Forest Branch" and cut the leaves off to glue around the flowers; they are the perfect size. The bunny was added with dimensional tape. A small Kaiser Craft pearl was added for the eye and a small pom pom glued to the tail.
The corners are from Joy! Crafts and the sentiment is from a Penny Black stamp set called "Garden Friends".
I hope you like this card. It was definitely a lot of fun to create.
Poppy Stamps "Picket Fence" 827
Heartfelt Creations "Vintage Floral" dies
Marianne Design "Forest Branch" LR0150
Marianne Design "Leafy Embellishments" LR0192
Joy! Crafts "Corners" 0135
Cheery Lynn "Spring Basket 1" DL214
Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" B126
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2 Embellishments"
Penny Black "Garden Friends" stamp set 30-021
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Crafter's Pick Glue