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If Flowers Could Hug

Good Wednesday afternoon.  I got new toys in the mail today and couldn’t wait to play.  My new toy is the Altenew  Leafy Garland and I paired it with tiny flowers I had left over from a project I made using the BCRF Courage Set and the Taylored Expressions Garden Party Embossing Folder.   The sentiment is from Julie’s Lovely set.  The oval double matted frame was made using Spellbinders Classic Oval dies.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 left

I started by cutting the oval in my rectangle cardstock and then embossed it.  I cut a second oval using the pink and created the double matted frame.  The sentiment was stamped using versa and was embossed using super fine gold embossing powder. The little flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and two flower sections were attached together with glossy accents for each flower.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 center

The embossed frame was attached to the sentiment layer using mounting tape. The pink layer was attached to the back of the frame layer with ATG adhesive and then the whole thing was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The garland was attached to the frame using several rolled up 3/8” glue dots.  The flowers were attached with glossy accents and the little white snow pearls were added for the finishing touch/.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 right

I think the garland die makes such an elegant statement and yet was so fast and easy to use.  Julie’s sentiment fit so well in the oval frame and matched the flower garland.  I think this is a perfect card to send to someone who needs cheering up.

Thanks for coming by and I hope your week is going well. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Color Challenge Flower Garden Scene

Good Tuesday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use Stampin’ Up! colors Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig and Vanilla.  I had to substitute Rose Red for the Fresh Fig. I hadn’t made a scene for a while using my Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow and decided these colors were perfect for a garden scene.   I used the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Picket Fence, Foliage, Tiny Flowers, Small Bird Set and Branches Corner.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 right

I cut the wheelbarrow using gray cardstock, colored the wheel and handlebars using a black Copic marker.  I applied Rusty Hinge over the wheelbarrow and then applied some black spots around the major points on it using a extra fine artist pen.  I smooshed the black spots and rust colors using a mini applicator to age the wheelbarrow. I attached sections of foliage to the wheelbarrow using glossy accents and double stick tape and then attached the formed tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 center

I attached the grass borders to the back of the frame using double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape around the back of the frame.  The fence and branches corner were attached to the back of the frame and then the whole thing was attached to the card base. I attached tiny flowers along the grass border and in the branches using glossy accents.  I applied a light touch of red ink to the yellow birds to dull down the yellow a little but they look very orange in the pictures.  I attached the birds in the scene using glossy accents and mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 left

I love making flower garden scenes.  It is so much fun to start a project and see what it will finally evolve into.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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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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Sparkly Rustic Botanicals Flower and Mini Tutorial

Good Wednesday afternoon.  I have another project to share with you today using Julie’s newly released Rustic Botanicals Die Set and Modern Graphics Paper Pack along with another of her sentiments from the Lovely set.   Have you ever started out making a project with an idea of exactly what you want it to be and then have it head south?  That is what happened to me today.  I started out making a simple three layer dimensional flower using the flower die from the set and Sour Grape cardstock.. I got the flower totally finished and decided I would just add a touch of color to the petals using a mini applicator and some Dusty Concord ink. Yikes!!!  Dusty Concord is a very dark purple and I failed to test it out on scratch paper before I started applying it to my flower petals.  Big mistake!!!  I wasn’t going to toss the flower so I grabbed a  Spectrum Noir Amethyst Glamor Glitz and Glamor Pen and applied it to all the petals.  Wow!  This took me totally out of my comfort zone with this mod sparkly flower. So I had no choice but to use the Olive Jade Falling Leaves Pen on my leaves. I had originally planned on using another piece of the black and white paper from Julie’s paper pack but decided I would color the pattern with purple to add another touch of sparkle to the card.  I mean….the sparkle factor on this is way over the top.  LOL!

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 2 left

This flower die was created the specific size of the flower image in the coordinating set  but I always like to do double duty with my dies.  The flower die creates a flower that has more center space and not lots of depth in the cut of the petals. I wanted to create a three layer dimensional flower.  I used my scissors to cut in on both sides of each petal to create more room for forming that layer.

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I placed the flower face down on the molding pad and used my stylus to roll and form the back of each petal.

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I turned the flower face up and pushed down in the center of the flower to pull all the petals up.

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I didn’t alter either of the two bottom layers but formed them with my stylus and molding pad.  The furthest flower on the left was only formed slightly to create the base of the flower.  I added more formation of the second flower layer.  I used the small circular die from the set to create the flower center and used my small tipped stylus to scrunch it up.

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I used the leaf tool from the garden tool kit to score the leaves and then gently formed them with my fingers.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 2 close

Here’s a closer view of the flower.  It was a little hard to get a good clear picture of the flower with the full card.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 2 right

I must say this is not my norm but sometimes it’s fun to go out of our comfort zone. I’ll refer to this as a happy mistake gone wild (wild for me that is).  LOL!

Thanks for coming by and I hope your week is going well.  I’m on third week of puppy/potty training our new now 11 week old puppy.  He sure is a bundle of joy and a bundle of hard work.  LOL!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Smell the Flowers

Good Tuesday afternoon.  Today I have a clean and simple, fast and easy project to share with you that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge.  I used the newly released Essentials by Ellen  Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set , Rustic Botanicals Die SetModern Graphics Paper Pack and Julie’s wonderful sentiment stamp set Lovely.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 1 right

I secured the stamp and cardstock in my MISTI and inked and stamped the images and sentiment using black versafine.  I I embossed all the images and sentiment using clear super fine embossing powder. I lined the dies up on the foliage. flower and flower center, secured them in place with pieces of Eclipse and ran them through my Big Shot.  I gently formed the flower petals and foliage leaves using my stylus and molding pad.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 1 center

I wanted to use one of Julie’s new Modern Graphic papers as a background for my colorful flower and foliage.  I especially love the random black spot pattern on the one I used and think it adds interest to the card.  The sentiments in the Lovely set are wonderful and it’s a great set to have on hand . 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 1 left

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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