I love working with die cuts and have used many on this card. To start off, I used the Sizzix "Tri-Shutter Card" die for the card shape. One quick roll through the die cutting machine and the card is die cut and scored. This die does not fit the average die cutting machine because it measures 12" x 12 3/4". You will need a Big Shot Pro die cutting machine.
Memory Box "Heart Delights" die to cut out the hearts. This die leaves heart shaped "holes" in the card stock. I glued a piece of pink card stock behind that panel then covered it again with white to make the back look good. This die cut creates such a pretty border. Along the very edge of that left side panel, I added a piece a trim.
To create the pretty roses I made three mini roses, and a bunch of little buds, using the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals" die. You always create such realistic flowers when you use Susan's dies! They were die cut using white card stock and I sponged on Susan's Garden Pink Pan Pastel, only on the top portion of each petal (leaving the base of the petal white). To create the buds, I added one small petal to each leg of the calyx then pushed the petals up to form a bud. Very easy to do! All the green leaves are from the Susan's Garden Rose and Mini Petals dies.
Behind the roses I added Poppy Stamps "Berry Sprig". On the right side panel, I first embossed a piece of white card stock using the Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Matelasse, embossing folder. I had some small hearts that I glued on this embossed piece. Three small "Mini Petal" rose buds were added along with some of the Poppy Stamps "Berry Sprig".
On the inside folds, I added some pieces of design paper. In the center panel, top and bottom, a Poppy Stamps Ivy Tendrils, was added. In the very center of the card I added the Savvy Stamps, Love Nest, die cut. It was glued to a piece of pink card stock and I used scissors to cut it slightly larger than the die cut to add a border around the heart. On the left side of the Love Heart, I added the smaller Memory Box "Precious Heart" hanging from a bow, die cut. To finish the card, I die cut the Memory Box "Butterfly Vine Border, three times and cut off all the little butterflies. They were glued around on all sections of the card.
I am entering this card into the The Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.
"Challenge #1: What's Your Style?
Share a project that showcases your signature style. Dig into your hoard and pull out items that make you shout with crafty joy! Whip up something that has your creative name all over it. Do you, because no one is you-er than you!"
My style is definitely creating dimensional flowers. I also love to create layers using lots of die cuts.
You can purchase all the following products from Ellen Hutson, LLC:
Susan's Garden, Rose Dies
Memory Box, Hearts Delights" die
Susan's Garden, Pan Pastels
Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit
White Card Stock
Poppy Stamps, Berry Sprig
Poppy Stamps, Ivy Tendrils
Savvy, Love Heart die
Memory Box, Precious Hearts die
Memory Box, Butterfly Vine Border die