Good Sunday morning.  Today is my last day of vacation and I must return to work tomorrow.  I kept telling my husband that I really need to retire so I can stay home all the time but he said our mortgage company wouldn’t like it much.  LOL!  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and was a real challenge for me.  Our inspiration site was The Perfect Palette and for some reason I decided to use the tiffany blue, chartreuse and white color combination.  The further I got into my project the more I wanted to stop and start something else.  But in the end I decided it would build a little creative character to keep going. My flowers and leaves were made with the new Creative Expressions Camellia Complete set and the frames were made using the Calozonia Frame and the Mansfield Frame  Here’s what I came up with.

KC Creative Expressions Camillia Complete 1 right

I cut the frames and applied mounting tape to the back of the larger frame and rolled up 1/2” double stick tape to the back of the smaller one and I attached them to the card base. 

I can’t believe what a difference it makes using rolled up double stick tape instead of mounting tape to attach thin die cuts like the small frame. The pictures below were taken from another post that showed using 1/8” tape but it’s the same technique with any width.

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Attach the tape to a hard surface.

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Roll up with your fingers to create a long thin string of adhesive.

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I cut three set of flowers and leaves, molded them with my stylus and molding pad and bent the petals of the flowers around lightly with my needle nose pliers.  I attached the three layers of flowers together with glossy accents to form each flower and attached the leaves with glossy accents.

KC Creative Expressions Camillia Complete 1 center

I attached the card base inside the small frame with small pieces of mounting tape so they would stand evenly with the frame.  I applied large pearls to the frame and tiny pearls in the flower centers for the finishing touch.

KC Creative Expressions Camillia Complete 1 close

Here’s a closer view.  For some reason the background looks lavender in the photo.  These colors were very hard to photograph for some reason.

KC Creative Expressions Camillia Complete 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”