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Inspired Vintage Roses

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and the Craft-Tim Holtz Pinterest  site was our inspiration. Wow!  There was tons of fantastic inspiration on this site but with that said the Tim Holtz vintage and mixed media techniques take me way out of my comfort zone.  My card was inspired by several different creations on the site but it was the Paper Roses  found here that was my initial inspiration.  This is one of those projects that I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and kept adding and adding until I finally couldn’t add any more. I pulled several Spellbinders sets that I haven’t used in quite a while.  The roses were made using the Rose Creations set, the larger leaves were made using the Foliage set and the decorative background layers were made using the Decorative Labels Eight.  The smaller sections of foliage was made using the Impression Obsession Foliage set.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 right

I cut the background layers and attached them to the card base with strips of mounting tape.  The large foliage leaves were cut and scored with the leaf tool.  The rose layers were cut using pale pink and before forming them I sponged them with Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick Distress ink.  I formed the petals of the roses using a larger stylus to soft the paper and then used a much smaller one to roll the petals inward. The center section of each rose was rolled tightly and then attached together with touches of glossy accents.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 center

I attached the large leaves to the card base using glossy accents. Nest I attached the three roses with glossy accents and then filled in around the roses with the small foliage sections. I was basically finished with the card and was getting ready to take my pictures when it struck me that the dark green foliage was a little stark for the delicate pink roses. I decided to apply gold Wink of Stella to all the leaves of the smaller foliage sections to soften the arrangement.  From there I thought pure gold foliage would be pretty so I cut the smaller sections of foliage using white cardstock and then colored each piece with the gold Wink of Stella and tucked them around the arrangement. I just couldn’t stop there.  I pulled out some thin gold organdy ribbon, created a multi loop bow and heated it with my heat gun to crinkle and curl for another touch of vintage.  I attached the bow and streamers with glue dots.  So as I sat looking at the card I felt the roses were too plain now that they had all the gold foliage around them so I took to coloring the edges of the petals with the gold Wink of Stella.  Whew!  Finally I had to let it go and just take my pictures.  LOL!

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 close

Here’s a closer view.  I like how it turned out.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Decorative Framed Roses

Good Sunday Afternoon.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large and Leafy Branch along with the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  I have a drawer full of Spellbinders die sets and somehow forget to use them.  I decided to that I would do a pretty layered card in all white with just the color of the roses and foliage.  

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 left

I assembled the pieces of the card base and frame and attached with mounting tape.  The largest section of the die set is 6” x 4” so I cut a background card base when folded that is 4.75” x 2.75”.  I didn’t want the card base to show under the decorative cutouts. 

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 center

The roses were rolled around my tweezers and closed and attached  with glossy accents.  I attached the three roses to the center layer of the frame and then pieces of foliage were tucked in under and around the roses and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 close

Here’s a closer view.  Aren’t the soft colors pretty against all that gorgeous white decorative paper!!

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have been having a wonderful weekend.


Framed Mini Flowers

Good Saturday morning.  I am in a spring mood and wanted to create a flower project using my favorite flower color combination.  The flowers and inner frame was made using Susan’s Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum.  The purple mat was made using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and the outer frame layer was made using Spellbinders Classic Squares.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 left

The frames were cut and layered together with double stick tape.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base.  I have to fess up that I had a hard time getting my frames to attach perfectly straight so the mats are a little crooked.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 center

I cut nine sets of the three layered flower in purple and nine of the largest flower in green for the base of each flower. I placed all the flowers face down on the molding pad and rounded and formed them using a light rolling motion. Then I turned them over and pushed down on the center of each flower with the small ball end of the leaf tool. I assembled and attached all the flower sections together with glossy accent.  I used a 1/8” circle punch to punch out the tiny yellow flower centers, formed them with the stylus and attached them in the flower using glossy accents. The flowers were attached to the card base with glossy accents.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3  right

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

Card size:  5 Inch Square


White on White Winter Scene

Good Sunday morning.  I have a white on white winter scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Small Deer, Fir Trees, Fir Tree Border and framed using the Snowflake Background.  The top frame was cut using the Nesting Card Templates and the oval frame was made using Spellbinders Classic Ovals.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Background  4 right

The snowflake background was cut and then I cut an oval opening in it for my scene.  I cut the oval frame and attached it with double stick tape.  I added snow layers to the back of the oval frame along with the back row of fir trees. The larger rectangle frame was attach to the snowflake background with double stick tape. Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the back of both the rectangle and oval frames and then I attached it to the card base. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Background  4 center

The deer and the front fir trees were attached to the scene with mounting tape .  It was hard for me to get good clear pictures that showed all the detail. I took a couple close-ups from both sides to show not only the detail but the dimension of the scene. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Background  4 close

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Background 4 close left

I love how this turned out.  There is something so calming to me about all white images against a soft blue background. I think the snowflake frame adds another pretty element of dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Background  4 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Shabby and Tattered Santa

Good Monday morning.  Today I’m sharing another of my projects made for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty challenges. I love using designer paper as backgrounds on my cards but very rarely use it as a main focal point.  I thought the Santa image from the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas and would be beautiful image to frame and highlight.  I paired it using Tattered Lace Christmas Florals and Impression Obsession Pine Pair. I must admit that I stepped way out of my comfort zone to make a shabby  and distressed project but I really like how all the coordinating papers from the pad work together.

KC Sandee's Challenge right

I created the frame for Santa using Spellbinders Classic Circles and Classic Scallop Circles dies. I used my deckle scissors to distress the edges of both layers and then sponged with vintage photo distress ink and a mini applicator. I attached the green frame layer over the picture using thin strips of mounting tape to create dimension and then attached it to the red layer with ATG adhesive.

KC Sandee's Challenge center

I formed the poinsettia and foliage using Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.  I assembled the poinsettia using glossy accents and then attached it to the frame layer with glossy accents.   Once the glue dried  I tucked the holly and pine pieces all around the poinsettia to create the floral spray.. I attached a tiny pearl in the flower center and finished by brushing Clear Wink of Stella over the poinsettia petals to add a touch of sparkle.  I guess sparkle doesn’t really go with shabby but I just couldn’t help myself. LOL!

KC Sandee's Challenge left

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

Card size:  5.50” square