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Clean and Simple Rose Creations

Good Monday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge to create a card using an oval, navy blue and vellum.  Uh oh!  I totally finished my project, photographed it and realized I had forgotten to use vellum.  Duh!  I can’t post it for the challenge but I can post it on my blog.  I think the white flower and blue foliage look striking against the white frame and background.  Fast, simple and easy. I used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals for the decorative background, Rose Creations for my flower and Foliage for the leaves.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 2 right

I cut the decorative oval layer and attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I cut the flowers, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached the layers together using glossy accents. 

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 2 center

I attached the flower in place using glossy accents and then tucked the foliage under the petals and attached with glossy accents.  I used Nuvo Wedgewood Blue Crystal Drops in the flower center but got a little carried away and let the drop get too big.  Instead of it drying rounded like a pearl it spread out a little too much.  I still think it looks pretty and allows the flower center to match the blue foliage.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 2 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Poinsettia Arrangement

Good Saturday morning.  I never tire of making poinsettia cards during the Christmas holiday season.  I hope you don’t tire of seeing them.  I recently purchased the Spellbinders Thinking of You Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set and couldn’t resist pairing the smaller frame with a sugared poinsettia arrangement.  I used the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Set, Foliage Set along with the Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster to create the floral arrangements and layered the whole design using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Set. 

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia 6 right

I’m going to refer you back to a poinsettia tutorial I did years ago to show how I form the flowers and attach the layers together.  The forming steps are the same but for my flowers today I added color to my petals and foliage before I shaped them. I cut the flowers and large foliage pieces using white cardstock.  I applied Candied Apple ink to the poinsettia layers using a mini applicator.  I applied Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint ink to the large foliage pieces and large flower section using a mini applicator.  The pine cluster pieces were cut using Easter Grass cardstock. The flower layers were formed using my stylus and molding pad from the Garden Tool Kit and attached together using glossy accents.  I placed a drop og glossy accents in the center of each flower and inserted the tiny yellow flower center in place.  I used a Sofft stylus and tip to apply Cosmic Glitter glue to the flower petals and foliage and sprinkled them with clear Rock Candy glitter.

While I was at it I took a few step by step photos showing how I made the yellow flower center for my poinsettia.  For the purposes of the mini tutorial I made the cuts on the cardstock wider than I actually made for my flower so it would show up better for the photos. 

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I cut a thin strip of cardstock about about 1/2” wide and cut several thin strips along one side.  I start making the whole thing bigger than necessary just so it is easier to work with and so my old eyes don’t give out on me.  Once it is completed I cut it down to the size I need for my flowers.

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I gently rolled the paper around my tweezers to shape.

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I applied glossy accents to the base edge and then closed around the tweezers.

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I cut the strips off to shorten and then remove from the tips of the tweezers.

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I turn the piece around, clamp it in place with my tweezers and trim off the base side to shorten to fit in my flowers.

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I spread out the little strips and attach it in the flower center.  Remember that I made these strips wider to show better for my photos.  In reality my little strips were only about 1/16” wide and fanned out to look more delicate than this photo shows.

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia 6 center

I attached the scalloped layer to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  I cut very thin strips of mounting tape and applied to the back of the decorative frame and attached it to the scalloped layer.  I used glossy accents to attach the poinsettias to the frame and then tucked the foliage sections under and around the flowers and attached with glossy accents. I like that the pine sprigs cut from green cardstock add another color of green so they show up well with the larger foliage pieces.

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia 6 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Essentials by Ellen November Release

Ellen Nov release

Good Sunday afternoon and welcome to day one of the Essentials by Ellen November release blog hop.  If you just logged on to my post you can check out all the hop details over in The CLASSroom.  Your next stop on the hop will be to Jennifer’s post. 

My project today was made using Julie’s new Random Sayings paired with her Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set, Rustic Botanicals Die Set and framed with the Taylored Expressions Ornate Frame Cutting Plate.

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 right

I secured white cardstock and the flower stamp in my MISTI and stamped several flowers using Wild Honey ink, heat set and then cut them out.  I used my scissors to cut in towards the flower center between each petal to help shape the flower.  I used a mini applicator to apply Wild Honey ink over the whole flower.  Then I lightly touched around the edges of the petals with a mini applicator and Spiced Marmalade ink to add depth of color.  I applied Gathered Twig ink to the center of each flower using a mini applicator. I formed the flower petals using the largest stylus from the Garden Tool Kit and a molding pad. I used two flower sections for each flower and attached them together using glossy accents. The leaves were cut using Easter Grass cardstock.  I added depth of color by applying a light touch of Peeled Paint to each leaf with a mini applicator.  I formed the leaves using the stylus and molding pad.  Once they were formed I lightly touched around the edges of the leaves with Vintage Photo ink to add definition. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 center

I placed the card base and stamp in my MISTI and stamped  the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I love using my MISTI for stamping because I had to stamp twice to get perfect coverage.  I could never do that by only using an acrylic block.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.   I attached the flowers and leaves to the frame using glossy accents.  I love how the fall colored flowers pop against the all white frame and background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 left

The Random Sayings is so versatile with wonderful sentiments that can be used for many occasions. You can check out all the sets in the November Release here and I linked them below along with the other sets I used for my project today..

Random Sayings 

I hope you have a great Sunday and I appreciate you stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to Jennifer’s blog to see her wonderful project.  And you can find the complete hop list and details at The CLASSroom.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Sugared Poinsettia and Holly

Good Monday afternoon.  I’ve had painters here all day today so I am posting late again.  I recently purchased the Taylored Expressions Ornate Frame Cutting Plate and couldn’t wait to use it with a flower project.  I’m mostly making Christmas cards right now so I pulled out my Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set and Small Poinsettia Set and Holly Flourish.

KC Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set 3 left

I cut the frames and attached them to the card base using mounting tape.  I cut all the flower sections and holly using white cardstock and colored them using Distress Inks and mini applicators.  The flower was colored using Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick. The foliage was colored using Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.  I formed the flowers and foliage using my stylus and molding pat and attached the sections together using glossy accents.I applied Cosmic Glitter Glue to the petals, leaves and holly with my finger (it’s messy but worth it) and dipped them in the Rock Candy glitter.  I finished the flower with a tiny white pearl in the center.

KC Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set 3 right

I attached the flower and foliage to the card base using glossy accents and then tucked the pieces of holly under the flower and attached with glossy accents. I love the white ornate frame and background and how it allows the floral arrange pop.  I wish the sparkle on the flower showed better in the photo.  It is wonderful in person.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Courage Hop for Hope

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Good Sunday morning.  Last spring Ellen Hutson released the Courage Stamp and Die Set to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  As a surprise for Ellen and Julie the design team and several friends are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Hop For Hope.  This is a beautiful stamp and coordinating die set to have in your collection and $25 from the sale of each set will be donated to the BCRF.  I know you will enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects created with this set and you will find the complete blog hop roster at the end of my post.  You can find more information about our hop at The CLASSroom.   You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog.

BCRF Courage

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I secured the cardstock in my MISTI and used the multiple layering stamps to create my flowers. I used my snips to hand cut the flowers instead of using the coordinating dies.  I gently bent and formed them with my fingers to add a little bit of dimension.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 right

I placed the white card base in my MISTI and stamped the foliage images to create a base for my flowers and stamped the sentiment below the foliage arrangement.  I attached the foliage card base to the green layer using thin strips of mounting tape and then attached to the white card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  I love the interest the popped up layers add to the clean and simple card.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 center

The flowers were attached over top of the foliage with glossy accents.  I added the tiny touches of black and green using some of the smaller images in the set for the finish.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you enjoy going along the hop path.  We all enjoyed making our projects for this important event to raise breast cancer awareness. Your next stop will be LauraJane's post.

Hop Roster

The Classroom

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carissa Wiley

Carly Tee Minner

Carolyn Peeler

Donna Mikasa

Heather Campbell

Heather Meeson

Jennifer McGuire

Kelly Alvarez

Kittie Caracciolo

LauraJane Head

Laurel Beard

Lisa Adametz

Nichol Spohr

Sandy Allnock

Taniesa Vlasak

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