Flowers Feed

Ornate Easter Greeting and Ellen Hutson Stamp Sale

Good Saturday morning.  I have a clean and simple Easter card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Happy Easter sentiment paired with the Ornate Egg 1, Easter Egg Set, Border Duo 1, Leaves and Stems and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 left

I cut the decorative border piece and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive along the top and mounting tape along the bottom. I wanted the border to be popped up a little to show off the eyelet design. I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the back border edge of the decorative egg and attached it to the solid egg base.  I used the Crafter’s Pick as it dries perfectly clear. There are three sizes of eggs in the Easter Egg Set and the largest is a perfect fit for the ornate eggs. Although I only used one of the ornate eggs I linked both below for you to see.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 center

I tied the multi loop bow and attached it to the egg with glue dots. I tucked the stems and flowers in around the bow and attached them with glossy accents. I attached the egg to the card base with mounting tape.  I put a closer picture of the egg below.  It is so pretty with the foliage and flowers. I love the decorative design of the egg layer done in white against the purple background.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 close

I rolled up a strip of double stick tape, applied it to the back of the Happy Easter pieces and attached them to the card base.

double stick tape 2

My mother-in-law is 90 years old and  lives in a nursing home in New Jersey.  She loves getting my cards and we send her little care packages every week with one or two. She will love getting this pretty card for Easter.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 right

Do you have a long stamp wish list at Ellen Hutson’s. Hop on over and check out the 20% off stamp sale event. The sales ends tomorrow.

 

stamp sale ellen

Thanks for vising my blog today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Save


Flower and Lacy Background Layer

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the Waffle Flower Lacy Panel , Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set, Impression Obsession Branch and the tiny flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Sunflower set. . I love this new lacy die and wanted to show it off using my favorite spring time color combination of purple, green and white.  I chose to use only one single flower with a few leaves so I wouldn't cover up to much of the panel.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 left

Since the lacy die is so intricate I used my metal adapter plate when cutting the panel.  I also used a piece of waxed paper between the die and cardstock to keep the paper perfectly white.  Do you ever have issues with dies leaving dirty marks on your cardstock?  Waxed paper provides the perfect protection and also aides in the removal of the cardstock from some of the more intricate dies.  I applied strip of mounting tape to the back of the panel and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 center

I cut one large and two small flowers.  I placed each flower face down on my molding pad and formed the petals using the smaller round end of my stylus from the Garden Tool Kit.  I turned each flower face up and and pushed gently down in the center to pull the petals up.  I formed the small center circle piece of the flower to create a slight dome and attached it in the center of the flower with a small piece of mounting tape.  I used a tiny tipped stylus to form the tiny flowers from the sunflower set and attached them all around the center dome using glossy accents. I cut two sections of the branch die and cut the leaves apart and attached them to the card base with glossy accents.  I attached the flower in place place with glossy accents to finish.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 right

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Save


Straight Stamping with MISTI

Good Saturday afternoon.  I love the new Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and wanted to make a clean and simple card that lets it be the main focus. I paired it with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the tiny flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Sunflower and the Elizabeth Craft Take Time sentiment. 

Do you have a MISTI or Mini MISTI? I love paper crafting and playing with dies, stamps and ink but I have to admit that I am the world’s worst at lining stamped sentiments.  I took a couple photos this morning to show how I used the MISTI to guarantee a perfectly straight image.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 right

I placed the scalloped layer on the MISTI, lined it up perfectly and anchored it in place with the magnets. I placed the sentiment stamp exactly where I wanted it to be on the paper.

Misti step 1

I closed the clear lid of the MISTI and lightly pushed down on it to secure the stamp in place and opened it.  I applied ink to the stamp, then closed the lid and pressed firmly with my fingers directly over the stamp. The sentiment was stamped perfectly.

misti step 2

I cut a brown cardstock strip about one inch wide and then die cut with the scalloped rectangle so it would line up over the white layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the strip and attached to the white layer making sure the top and bottom eyelet holes matched up. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 center

I cut the flowers using Marshmallow Chick cardstock. I applied Wild Honey Distress Ink to the inner portion of the flowers with a mini applicator and lightly worked the color partially out on each petal to add depth of color for a more natural look. I placed the flowers face down on the molding pad and formed the petals using the large ball end of the stylus from the Garden Tool Kit.  I turned the flower face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down on the center of the flower to press the petals upward. I cut the round center section of the set using the Peanut Fudge cardstock , formed it with the stylus and molding pad to create a round dome. I cut a whole section of the mini flowers to match the flower center, molding them with a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attached them all around the flower center with glossy accents. I cut the foliage using Easter Grass cardstock, trimmed the ends off to shorten so they would fit on the card well and attached them to the brown strip with glossy accents.  The flower was secured in place of the foliage and attached with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 close

Here’s a closer view  to show the tiny flowers placed in the center of the flower.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 left

Now is the time to purchase a MISTI if you haven’t taken the plunge yet.  Ellen Hutson is holding a special event and is offering a free stamp set with the purchase of a MISTI or Mini MISTI.  While you are at it you may want to check out the new MISTI Creative Corners. The MISTI is even more incredible with the addition of the Creative Corners! These magnetic corners and positioning pieces provide even more possibilities for precision stamping with the MISTI.  Ellen just got them in the store and I placed my order yesterday.  Woo Hoo!  See link below.

misti sale at ellens

 

My-Sweet-Petunia-Creative-Corner-

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Save


Mum and Butterfly

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set, Leafy Greenery, Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 right

I attached the pink and white layers together with mounting tape and then attached them together to the card base with mounting tape.  The foliage was formed with using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the card base with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 center

I formed the petals of two large flower sections and two small flower sections and attached them together with glossy accents.  I punched  out a couple smaller flowers to fill in the center of the flowers, formed them and attached them with glossy accents.  I added a small white pearl in the center to finish.  

KC HEro Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 close

I added a butterfly with pearls and a few sparkling clear sequins to finish.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set  a1 left

Check out my blog candy post if you would like to have a chance to win 27 yards of multi colored May Arts ribbon

Card size:  5 inch square

Save


Scallop Framed Daisy and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  I have a flower project to share with you today made using the Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax and Stitched Square Scalloped Edge Frames

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 left

I attached the yellow and white scalloped layers together with strips of mounting tape and attached the two layers to the card base with mounting tape.  I cut a strip of yellow and cut the sides using scalloped frame and attached it to the white layer with double stick tape.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 center

I formed the petals by placing the flower sections face down on the molding pad and curling the petals with the large stylus.  I turned the flower sections face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down in the center to raise the petals.  I attached four flower layers together to create a nice full daisy.  I lightly applied Wild Honey ink to the flower center using a mini applicator and then attached it in the flower center using a square of mounting tape. I formed the leaves with the stylus and molding pad. I attached the leaves and flower to the card base using glossy accents. I didn’t think the flower and leaves filled out the space enough so I added the thin scalloped frame attaching it with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 right

Blog Candy

I’m sure if you follow my blog you know how much I love shopping at Ellen Hutson.  And if you love shopping there as well you know she sends a yard of beautiful ribbon as a thank you gift.  I stash mine in a plastic bag to keep them all together and when the bag gets full I love to offer them as blog candy.  This time my bag is overflowing with 27yards of ribbon  (please don’t tell my husband I’ve placed 27 orders over the last several months).  All you need to do to qualify for my gift is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 pm.  I’ll announce the winner on my blog Wednesday morning.

Card size:  5 inch square

Save