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Framed Flower

Good Sunday morning.  I have a Belleek Inspired project to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Die Set, Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish , Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Taylored Expressions Damask Embossing Folder. Check out my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial if you would like to know more about how I made this background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 left

I used a brayer to apply ink to the front inside of the embossing folder, inserted the cardstock and ran through my Big Shot.  This technique creates such a beautiful background and is perfect to use with s simple floral arrangement like I created today.  I showed a few step by step photos on how I cut in the petals of the flower to create more dimension on my Sparkly Rustic Botanicals project this past week.   I let the Ornament Flourish set play double duty today by using just the pretty flourish sections of the set to embellish the flower and leaves. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 center

The embossed layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The scalloped frame was attached using thin strips of mounting tape.  The flower, leaves and flourish pieces were all attached using glossy accents.  I finished the flower with a tiny white pearl in the center.  This was a very fast and easy project to make yet it looks like it was lots more involved.  Shhhh!  You don’t have to share that information with the card recipient. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Belleek Inspired Poinsettia and Holly

Good Saturday morning.  I realized this morning that I haven’t really made many poinsettia projects this holiday season.  Making dimensional flowers is one of my favorite techniques and poinsettias are so pretty on Christmas cards.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  Our inspiration this week is a Ceramic Art site on Pinterest and I was inspired by a floral vase.  I created the poinsettia with the Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set and Small Poinsettia Set along with the Pine Pair, Holly Flourish, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and the Taylored Expression Holly Embossing Folder.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 right

I used the Belleek Inspired technique to create my cream and white holly embossed background.  I applied Antique Linen ink to my brayer and tolled it on the inside front of the embossing folder, inserted the white cardstock and ran through my Big Shot.  I attached the embossed layer to the card base using ATG adhesive and then attached the frame using thin strips of mounting tape.  I formed the poinsettia petals using my stylus and molding pad and attached the flowers together using glossy accents.  I cut several pieces of pine and a two sections of the holly flourish to create my floral arrangement.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 center

I attached a few of the pine branches to the  card base using glossy accents to create a base for the poinsettia.  I attached the poinsettia with a good amount of glossy accents and then tucked more pine branches and the holly sprigs around to to complete the arrange and added a pearl to the center of the poinsettia to finish.  I decided I wanted to add sparkle to the flower and foliage so I applied Cosmic glitter glue to all the pieces with my finger and then sprinkled generously with clear glitter.  Applying glitter after the piece is finished creates a mess but it was worth it.  I love how pretty and sparkly everything is.  Too bad it doesn’t show that well in the photos.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 left

I tried a special filter setting on my camera to take a couple shots of my card and really liked how it turned out so I thought I would share it on my post.  I am technically challenged with my camera so always use the basic auto setting when I take my shots.  Let’s just say I was surprised when I ventured out to use a different setting and came up with something so pretty and interesting.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 filtered

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Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Inspired Framed Flowers

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and Wallplatesonline was our inspiration site today.  Who knew there were so many kind of wall plates to cover your light switches, etc.  I rarely use yellow as the main focal color of a project.  I don’t know why because I really like yellow.  I was inspired by the yellow design in the Monoprint Yellow Plate. The pattern of the yellow plate reminded me of the Belleek Inspired Technique that I love so much so I decided to use it for my card. You can see my Belleek Inspired Technique tutorial on my blog here.  My flowers were made using the Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1, the frame and foliage was made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and Foliage Set, and the embossed layer was done using the Sizzix Corners and Lattice Embossing Set.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 3 right

I started by applying Scattered Straw ink to the embossing folder with my brayer, inserted the white cardstock inside the folder and ran through my Big Shot Express.  I attached the embossed layer to the card base with ATG adhesive.  The frame was attached to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 3 center

The flowers were cut out of white cardstock and then color washed with Scattered Straw reinker mixed with water.  Painting the white cardstock with reinker mixed with water allows the flowers to perfectly match the color used on the embossing folder.  I heat dried the flowers, molded each one with my stylus and molding pad and then assembled the three layers of each flower attaching with glossy accents.  I cut two sets of the Impression Obsession Foliage to use to create the foliage base for my flowers.  I attached the foliage to the frame with glossy accents and then arranged the flowers and attached them with glossy accents. I finished the flowers by placing a small snow pearl in the center of each.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 3 close

Here’s a closer view of the flowers and foliage.  I think this is so pretty and elegant.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 3 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty 2015 Day 4

Good Tuesday morning. Today is day four of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members.  Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.

I love to use the Belleek Inspired Technique when I want to add an extra element of elegance and dimension to a floral project.  it works really well when using detail embossing folders with  repeated pattern but can work with any folder. I especially love using soft colors of ink like the pale pink on my project today  because it shows the color but doesn’t overshadow the pattern. Lay your embossing folder front side down and apply ink by rolling with a brayer.  Insert the cardstock in the folder and place the front of the folder face down on your die cutting platform and run through to emboss. I love using open frames with this technique because it adds a dimensional element without covering up the whole patterned design of the background.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

Flower Challenge Susan's Anomone right

I have really enjoyed playing with Susan’s new line of flower dies that are sized perfectly for card fronts.  I chose the Susan’s Garden Anemone set for this project. I cut two sets of petals, the flower base for the  petals and several pieces of foliage.  I added a pale shade of pink to the petals with a mini applicator before forming.  I wanted the pink shade on the petals to perfectly match the soft background.  I formed the petals with my tolls from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit and assembled using glossy accents. I used pale yellow for the center of the flower but if I had it to do over again I would have used white.  The yellow seems to be out of place with all the pink and white.

Flower Challenge Susan's Anomone center

I formed the foliage using the stylus and molding pad and began assembling my floral arrangement.  I created the foliage base using the larger leaves and attached with glossy accents. I attached the flower to the foliage base with glossy accents and then tucked more larger and smaller leaves in around the flower to fill in the arrangement.  I liked the design but felt it needed a little something to soften the foliage so I cut sections of the  Leafy Branch apart, lightly formed them and then tucked them in around the leaves.  I wanted to bring in one more element of pink so I lightly colored a piece of white cardstock with the pink ink and cut the tiny flowers  from Susan’s Sunflower set. and attached them to the tiny foliage sections.

Flower Challenge Susan's Anomone left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are having a great week.

Note:  I keep the full list of my regularly used tools in my supply links below.  Some may not have been used in today’s project. 


Belleek Inspired Color Washed Floral Spray

Good Tuesday morning.  The Belleek Inspired technique is one of my favorites and I especially like pairing it with Color Washed flowers. My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 2, Curvy Leaves, Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder and Spellbinders Classic Ovals.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 right

I applied spun sugar distress ink on the inside of the embossing folder with my brayer, placed the cardstock in the folder and ran through the Big Shot.  I painted the flowers sections, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and assembled them with glossy accents. I scored the leaves using my leaf tool and leaf pad. and lightly bent them in with my fingers.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 center

I attached the double matted frame  to the card bas with mounting tape.  I arranged the larger pieces of foliage on the card base and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the foliage with small pieces of mounting tape and a little additional glossy accents.  I added a few small pieces of foliage to the arrangement to fill in.  I added champagne pearls  to the flower centers for the finishing touch.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 left

Check out my Belleek Inspired and Color Wash  tutorials if you would like to see step by step photos of these techniques.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”