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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Clean and Simple Leaves

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple leaf project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves and Small Leaf Set framed with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I love creating white on white card with a pop of color to break up the starkness of the white. 

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 left

I attached the frame to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 center

I gently bent the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 close

I applied Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick inks to the center leaf using mini applicators, formed it with my fingers and attached in the center of the arrangement using a piece of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 right

This was a fast an easy card to make.  It is sad because it is sometimes hard to get good pictures that show how pretty the card really is.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

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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Inspired Whimsical Scene

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and the Houzz site was on inspiration site.  I was inspired by a whimsical tree scene rug in the Kid’s Rugs department called Daydream.   The tree and leaves were stamped using the images from the Impression Obsession Solid Tree set, paired with the Small Bird Set, ducks from the Farm Girl Set and tiny flowers from the Garden Notes Sunflower Set.

KC Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set 2 left

I secured the tree stamp and hot press watercolor paper in my MISTI, applied Vintage Photo ink to the trunk and lower branches of the tree and Peeled Paint to tips of the branches.  I stamped the leaves multiple times using Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.  I used a damp brush to lightly pull the color out of the stamped leaves and then filled in some of the branches using a wet brush and Vintage Photo reinker.  I lightly sponged Shabby Shutters over the whole tree to soften and sponged in the ground area using Shabby Shutters and a touch of Vintage Photo at the base of the tree.  I used my mini fern stamp from the retired Stampin’ UP! Watercolor Minis set to fill in the grass area to add a touch of texture.

KC Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set 2 center

The inspiration Daydream rug scene.

daydream rug

So I decided to add the small die cut and punched flowers to the scene to mimic the flowers on the tree in the inspiration piece but was instantly sorry after I attached a few.  But once I started I had to continue because I didn’t want to tear up the scene by pulling off the glue down flowers.  I used duck images in my scene to replace the dog in the rug scene.  I lightly applied Wild Honey to the baby ducks, Pumice Stone to the momma and used an orange marker for the beaks and feet. I added a couple birds flying in the scene instead of using an owl on the branch.  Since there was so much green in my scene I decided that a yellow layer for the scene would pull out the yellow of the ducks and tiny flowers. 

KC Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set 2 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

 
 

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