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January 2017

Heart of Hearts

Good Sunday morning.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve created a clean and simple card using the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts, Spiral Flowers Large, Foliage and the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  Red roses were always the most popular flower ordered from my mom’s flower shop for Valentine’s Day gifts. I thought the rolled roses and foliage would be the perfect embellishment for the simple die cut heart layer.

KC Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts 1 right

I cut the heart design out of the scalloped layer and attached it to the red layer using mounting tape.  I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the red layer and attached it to the card base. I think the two levels of popped layers adds dimension and interest to this simple card layout.

KC Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts 1 center

I started rolling the spiral flowers around the tweezers from my Garden Tool Kit and securing them closed using glossy accents.  I rolled the outer petals  of the roses back using a pair of needle nose pliers to make them look more natural.  I cut the foliage to use with the roses. The larger foliage sections were cut apart to use to create the foliage base for the roses.  I attached the larger pieces of foliage to the heart layer with glossy accents and then attached the three roses with glossy accents.  Once the roses were secured I tucked several smaller pieces of foliage around to fill in the arrangement.  I used my snips to hand cut two thin curvy pieces of red cardstock to use as ribbon and tucked them in between the foliage and roses and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts 1 left

You can check out my Rolled Rose Petal Tutorial you would like to see a few pictures of how I turn the petals back. I also have a  step by step photo tutorial and video over on Splitcoaststampers showing making a Rolled Flower from start to finish.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a great Sunday.  It’s cold and rainy here in Florida today so I plan to stay inside and play at my desk.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Masculine Birthday

Good Saturday afternoon.  Do you have a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine cards?  I mean…there are only so many ways to make an outdoor deer scene or a fisherman scene.  The Impression Obsession Geometric Background die is a really interesting pattern and perfect to create a simple masculine card for any occasion.  I decided to make this a birthday card and used the Impression Obsession Wishes sentiment .  I framed the background using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Geometric Background 1 left

I attached the geometric background to the back of the frame using 1/4” double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Geometric Background 1 center

The strip of blue cardstock was layered over a piece of black cardstock and attached to the frame with double stick tape.  The sentiment was popped up using tiny pieces of mounting tape. This was a fast , easy and fun to make. 

KC Impression Obsession Geometric Background 1 right

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Hugs and Hearts

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a fun scene made using the Essentials by Ellen All Inside Die Set and Stamp Set, Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems and Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  The patterned papers are from the Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka in the Meadow paper pack.

KC Essentials by Ellen All Inside 3 right

I stamped the bear with black versafine and sentiment with black versafine and embossed with clear embossing  powder.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the bear. I colored the bear with antique linen and vintage photo ink applied using a mini applicator.  I sponged tumbled glass on the white scalloped layer to create the sky background.  I cut the grass piece using the scalloped die and trimmed the top with deckle scissors and attached to the scalloped base with ATG adhesive. The scalloped layer was attached to the card base with strips of mounting tape. 

KC Essentials by Ellen All Inside 3 center

The bear and sun were attached in the scene using mounting tape.  I punched out several hearts, attached them to the stems and tucked them in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  The hearts floating up in the sky were attached with mini glue dots.

KC Essentials by Ellen All Inside 3 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Flowers and Flourish Background

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Large Flourish Background, My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames and Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch and 3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch.  I love the flourish background and thought it would be so pretty with flowers in all white.

KC Impression Obsession Lg Flourish Background 1 left

I attached the stitched frame to the flourish background with double stick tape and then applied strips of mounting tape and attached it to the card base. I cut a second flourish background and  cut out a few of the leafy sprigs to embellish the large flower.

KC Impression Obsession Lg Flourish Background 1 center

I punched several hydrangea petals, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached together with glossy accents.  I attached the leafy sprigs and large flower with glossy accents.  I formed several of the tiny flowers and attached them around the background to add an element of softness.

KC Impression Obsession Lg Flourish Background 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25

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