Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Flowers for you!!

Hello Friends!  
Today I have a card to share for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
and decided to create using some of my newest Sue Wilson dies and my favorite color!

The dies I have used on today's creation are:

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Queen Anne's Lace
Sue Wilson Designs - Cathedral Background
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Hobnail Vase

From time to time I go through my scraps of designer paper and start cutting strips to create background panels for cards vs throwing them away.  I have used one of those panels today for my background.

I've used the smaller of the two oval dies for the opening in my Sue Wilson background panel.  Then, I used the larger oval die to cut my decorative panel and adhered it to the back of my cathedral background panel.

I then cut the same size panel as my Cathedral Background from shimmery purple card stock and adhered to the back to 'pull the colors together'.

Once that was completed I decided to add some sparkle to the outside edge.   To do that I simply used Scor-tape around the outside edge and sprinkled Glamour Dust on each side.  Being sure to burnish it with my finger to remove all the excess glitter.  You can use the glitter of your choice for this step of course!

Now it's time to assemble my vase of flowers . . .

After die cutting the Vase and two sets of flowers, I decided to add some sparkle using touches of white glue and the same Glamour Dust glitter I used around the outside decorative panel of my background.

Though a bit difficult to see in the photos, it is really pretty in real life!

Next came arranging the flowers in the vase.  I added dimensional tape to the back of the vase then simply laid each stem into the vase as my arrangement came together.

Adding a little piece of dimensional tape to the back of each flower, my overall design was popped up and beautiful!  I'm sure this card will bring a smile!  LOL ... I know I'm smiling!

Challenges to share in:
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Add Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge #419 - Use 2 or more Dies
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #176 - Cards (optional - one layer)
Create and Inspire Challenge #63 - ATG (optional - tag you're it)
Daisy Chain Challenge #9 - Monochromatic
Eclectic Ellapu June Challenge - Touch of Pink and/or Purple
The Flower Challenge #9 - ATG

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . .


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Well lady bug, this is so beautiful. The colors are glorious and I'm blown away by all the dies you used. Thanks for showing all the steps it took to get to the finished card. Well done you!

Bunny said...

Absolutely beautiful and creative.

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous card!

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, now I have to make some of those backgrounds. You got me started on using white on embossed backgrounds (cards yet to come), and now this. So many crafty ideas to follow up on! I love me a vase of flowers, whether real, stamped, or die cut. This vase reminds me of milk glass with sparkle. Beautifully layered and framed, sigh...

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. I loved the progress photos. Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
~Owner/DT Janis

Nana Connie said...

WOW, Dar! Spectacular use of all those die cuts! Visiting your blog is becoming an expensive habit, my friend. At first, I put the Cathedral Background die on my wish list, then saw how you added the Queen Anne's Lace to the vase and suddenly both of those were on my wish list, too. I know when the paycheck arrives on Friday, I'll be shopping. :-D

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE, good luck!!! Amy DT

Donna Phelan said...

This is gorgeous! Love your pretty papers and design! The dies are lovely and the addition of glitter and the depth you adding is amazing! Love that Queen Anne's Lace!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, great way to use scrsps too, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxxx

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, great idea to use up your scraps for the background. I totally love that vase, the embossing details on it is just wonderful! Love how you have shown to add the flowers to the back also!!

Ruth said...

What lovely patterned paper! I love how you've chopped them all up and mixed them together. It works so well as a background for the die cuts. Love that Queen Anne's Lace and all the additional glitter - you're braver than me, I struggle to use it! Thank you for playing along at the Flower Challenge this month. Ruth DT xx

mum of two said...

What a gorgeous flower! Thanks so much for playing with us at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
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