Friday, April 28, 2017

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

Hi friends.  Today I have a pretty all-occasion card featuring one of my favorite floral die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs and some pretty ribbon and funky embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started with an A2 card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I cut my Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1 die in navy blue and then adhered it to a piece of Distress Ink paper I created.  I then trimmed that down to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Then I layered that panel on both a navy and brown layer leaving a small border on each.  I then added a piece of turftan brown delicate stitched satin ribbon across the middle of the card securing at the back.  Finally there is a layer of natural mulberry paper on the bottom.  This panel was then adhered to the navy card base.

My stamp from Quietfire Design was stamped on cream cardstock and cut with an oval die.  I then layered that on navy and brown cardstock ending with a natural mulberry paper layer.  Then I attached this sentiment panel to the upper center of the card over the ribbon.

The Floral Bouquet Kit is such a versatile die set with a couple of flower sizes and a wide variety of foliage dies.

I cut out a variety of sizes of the flower using a Distress Paper I made along with kraft and navy cardstock.  I stamped on the layers with an old script stamp and spritzed with water to soften the look.  I then shaped the flower petals and assembled the flowers.  The foliage was cut from a green Distress Ink paper I made and shaped a bit and then adhered to the card.  The flowers were adhered on top of the foliage.  The centers of the flowers are Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Cheery Lynn dies used:
B777 Floral Bouquet Kit

XM7 Oval

My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using turftan brown and capri blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.

Monday, April 24, 2017

You Make the World a Better Place

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty all-occasion card made with lots of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Remember when I said I would try to get past my new Distress Ink obsession?  Well, I lied!  You better buckle up because I just got the entire set of Distress Oxide inks and I have not even begun to play with them!

I created an open card front using the Quatrefoil A2 Frame from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I used the A2 Retangle Classic die to cut the large opening on the card front and also created a bit of a frame of the same size for the back.  I sandwiched the Quatrefoil cut in white in between the card front and the frame backing to hold it in place.

I created a rectangle for the sentiment panel using some Distress Ink paper I made measuring 2-3/4″ x 4 which covers enough of the front to allow you to put a message on the inside of the card without it showing though.  The sentiment was added to that with a ribbon banner in between.

I lined the inside of the card with the same Distress Ink paper for uniformity when the card is closed.

My tea roses were made with a mix of the Distress Ink Paper and solid dark purple cardstock for some interest.  The layers were cut and the petals were shaped with a foam pad and stylus before assembling.  They were attached to the card below the sentiment.

Cheery Lynn dies used:

 My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Regal Purple and Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #278/279 – Anything Goes
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tutti Fruity Chevron Stripe Grosgrain
Stamp: My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty anniversary card I made for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law showcasing some pretty ribbon, embellishments and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Since I was using some Distress Ink papers that I had already made, this was a pretty quick card to put together.  I cut my background die and layered it on the Distress Ink paper and then added a brown and navy blue layer with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom..  I then wrapped a piece of Navy Diamond Satin Ribbon across the center and topped that with Natural Burlap String.  This panel was then attached to a 5-1/2″ square navy blue card base that was topped with a piece of my Distress Ink paper.

My sentiment was stamped and die cut and layered again on brown and navy cardstock with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom.  The sentiment was attached to the card front with 3D Foam Tabs.
I added three Chrysanthemums from the Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemum Assortment under my sentiment.  I curled the wire around a needle tool before I added them.  These chrysanthemums some in a variety of colors and are a great addition to any project.

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Turftan Brown and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp: Just Rite Stampers Large Oval Celebrations
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs FRM148 Japanese Wall Frame, XM7 Oval Die Cut, XM7 Oval Die Cut
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Versafine Black Onyx
Adhesives:   Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Natural Mulberry Paper
Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums