Bright and Cheerful Hello

Good Sunday afternoon.  My project today is fun clean and simple hello greeting card made using bright flowers and foliage with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers and Leafy Greenery.  The scalloped layer was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the hello sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Lovely.

KC MFT Stitched Flowers 1 right

I cut the black polka dot strip using the scalloped die so the edges would match up with the white scalloped layer.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the polka dot strip and attached to the white layer.  I stamped the sentiment using black versafine and heat set it.  I attached the white layer to the card base with strips of mounting tape.

KC MFT Stitched Flowers 1 center

I formed the flowers and foliage using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.  This was fast and fun to make and I like the bright green, pink and yellow colorful flower and foliage against the white background.

KC MFT Stitched Flowers 1 left

Thank you for dropping in and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Come Into My Garden

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and The Altered Diaries Etsy site is the inspiration this week. I was inspired by a couple of the images. I liked the flourishes in the Sepia Florals ATC Backgrounds and the vintage flowers in the Paris Green Flowers images.  The beautiful floral paper is from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection (I think it is retired).  I used the Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence, Leafy Background and Tiny Flowers to create the gate scene.  I used my Nesting Card Templates to create a thin frame border for the side and bottom of the fence gates.

KC Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence 2 right

I started by cutting the fence sections and a thin 1/8” frame.  I wanted to create a more substantial border for the fence sections so I cut the frame in half, applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of it and attached each section to the side and bottom of the  fence sections.  I trimmed the frame on both the top and bottom to fit.  I applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of the fence side and attached them to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence 2 center

I like to find more than one way to use my dies if possible.  The Leafy Background is so pretty to cover a whole card front but I out the foliage sections to use as trailing flowers and foliage for the fence.

leafy background

I formed the tiny flowers using the stylus and molding pad from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I randomly attached the flowers to the vines using glossy accents.  Then I placed dots of glossy accents to a few key places on the back of the fine sections and attached them to the fence.  I was careful to not let any of the glossy accents to stick on the floral paper so I could open the keep the gates free to open.  I added a little bling to the floral paper and some of the tiny flower centers by attaching Sparkling Clear sequins.  I have to laugh a little at myself.  I have never used sequins on my projects until recently.  I have fallen in love with the touch of sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence 2 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”  The flowers were made using Stampin’ Up Apricot Appeal and Pale Plum.

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Framed Butterflies

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple card to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies and My Favorite Things Gift Box Cover-Up.  I added a little bling by adding Hero Arts Assorted Clear Crystals

KC Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies 2 right

I attached the frame to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  The butterflies were attached to the base using rolled up glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies 2 center

I added two of the self adhesive crystals to the butterflies to add interest and sparkle.  This is a good all purpose card to use for any occasion.

KC Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies 2 left

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am.

Card  size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Floral Frame and Butterfly

Good Saturday afternoon.  I hope your first full week of 2017 has been a good one.  I have another project to share with you made using the Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame and the Scrapberry’s In Bloom paper.  This time I added a butterfly from the Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies set.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 right

I cut the floral border out once using a piece of 5.25” x 4.00” cardstock and then cut it again with the oval frame attached.  I rolled double stick tape to create an adhesive strip, attached it to the back of the frame layer and then attached it over the base frame layer.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 center

I attached the frame layer to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached the butterfly to the base using glossy accents.  I added several clear sequins with glossy accents to add a touch of sparkle.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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