I have a feminine eyelet framed die cut flower card to share with you today. Framing a floral arrangement on a card front adds interest and another element of interest. My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers, Curvy Leaves, and the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables.
I started by attaching the Lollipop layer to the card base using mounting tape. I created a double matted frame using the largest of the eyelet circle die and a Nestabilities Classic Circle and attached the two layers together using small pieces of mounting tape. I used the negative piece of what cardstock left from the eyelet frame cut to attach to the back of the frame using mounting tape and then attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
The flower sections were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached together using glossy accents. I attached the flowers to the card base using glossy accents and finished them by adding drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Hint: I have a small section of non-stick craft sheet that I use to apply drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in several different sizes and my regularly used colors. It is a handy way to have them ready to use rather than making them and waiting for them to dry. I use the tip of my paper piercer to pick the drop off the sheet and then attach in the flower center using glossy accents. I formed the leaves gently with my fingers and tucked them in around the flowers and attached with glossy accents.
I think this would be perfect to use for a birthday, get well or thinking of you card. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own framed die cut flower card.
Good Sunday afternoon! I have a sweet bunny scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set and Sunny Bunnies Die Set. I created a scene around the bunnies using the Foliage set , Small Grass Border, the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up, tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.
I started by attaching the Small Grass Border and Grassy Hillside to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the scalloped layer. I created the double matted frame using the largest scalloped frame in the set and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Matting Basics A.
I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine. I stamped each of the images a few times so I could cut some of the main pieces to paper piece to create dimension. Sadly my paper piecing doesn’t really show well in the photos. I used Distress reinkers to watercolor the images by placing a small dot of ink into the lid of the matching ink pad. I paper pieced the head ribbon, yellow collar and arm of the girl bunny and the yellow and blue jacket of the boy bunny. I attached the pieces with rolled up glue dots. These sweet images are pretty small for a full sized card so I took a closer view so you can get a good look at how cute they are.
I cut the foliage sections and hand punched several of each colored flowers. I used my small tipped stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage sections with glue dots. I tucked the foliage sections in behind the grass layers and attached them with glossy accents. I attached both images to the card base using mounting tape.
I have gotten several of the Impression Obsession coordinating stamp and die sets. I am so happy that I have my hand held Dremel to make fast work of filing down the sharp edges of the dies once they are cut apart. I have mentioned the Dremel several times over the last couple of years but thought I’d mention it again. If you don’t have one of these wonderful tools and you use lots of dies then you will definitely want to add it to your wish list.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Sunday morning. I ordered several of the new Lawn Fawn dies from Ellen Hutson earlier this week and couldn’t wait to play with them. I love making little scene projects and the new coordinating pop-up dies create so many different opportunities. My project today was made using the Stitched Hillside Pop-up, Flower Hillside Pop-up, Grassy Hillside Pop-up, Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait and I added the Impression Obsession Bunny Set and Butterfly Set to finish my scene. All of these coordinating pop-up dies have tabs built right into the die and made to use inside the card to create fun dimensional projects. I couldn’t resist using on the front of my card and it was easy to remove the tabs. I love that they can be used inside or out.
I have loved using the Tiny Check designer paper for my backgrounds lately. It seems to add a happy feeling to the project. I cut the paper to fit on the front of my A2 sized card base and attached it with ATG adhesive. The leafy tree was cut using Kraft cardstock and I removed the outer frame so I could let it be standing free in the scene. I misted it with water until it quite damp and applied the brown ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock and dried with my heat gun. I attached the leaves to the branches with glossy accents. I cut tiny thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the tips of the tree limbs and upper back of the tree trunk and attached it to the card base. I attached the lower part of the trunk flat to the card base so it wouldn’t get in the way of my hillside sections. I cut the stitched hillside layer and grassy hillside layer in green and the flower hillside in white. I colored the flower stems and flowers using Memento markers. The flower hillside set comes with extra flowers and I cut several, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the flower heads using glossy accents. I left the tulip flowers as a single layer.
I attached the grassy hillside layer flat to the back of the flower hillside layer using ATG adhesive. I attached mounting tape to the back of those two sections and attached them to the card base. I applied mounting tape to the back of the hillside layer and attached it to the flower layer. I I colored the bunny using a mini applicator and antique linen and vintage photo inks and added a couple tiny leaves and a flower to his neck and attached him in the scene with mounting tape. I added the butterflies in the scene for the finishing touch. I applied clear Wink of Stella to all the flowers and butterflies but it doesn’t really show up well in the pictures.
If you have any of the new Lawn Fawn products on your wish list you will want to hop over to Ellen’s to take advantage of the 10% off on all in stock Lawn Fawn products. The sale ends tonight. Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have a great Sunday.
Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"
Good Wednesday morning. I have so much fun creating little scenes on my card fronts. For my project today I used the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop and cut it down a little to fit inside a frame made using Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and layered over a gingham background using the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I used the My Favorite Things Birdhouses set and the Impression Obsession Cardinals, Tiny Flowers, Small Grass Border and Foliage set to complete the scene.
I cut a gingham scalloped layer and another scalloped layer using white cardstock. I applied double stick tape to the back of the gingham and attached it to the white layer. I wanted to pop the gingham layer up on the card base with strips of mounting tape and knew the gingham paper was too thin used alone. I cut the tree using Kraft cardstock, lightly misted it with water and then applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper. I cut the fancy scalloped layer and used a Nesting Rectangle die to cut the frame opening. I trimmed the tree frame off to fit inside the frame and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, then applied thin strips of mounting tape on all four side of the frame and attached it to the gingham layer.
I attached the leaves to the tree limbs and the foliage sections around the grass border with glossy accents. The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the leaves and foliage using glossy accents. The birdhouse was assembled using tan woodgrain and red cardstock. The birdhouse post was hand cut with deckle scissors and attached to the card base with double stick tape. The birdhouse was attached over the post using tiny pieces of mounting tape. The cardinals were attached in the scene with tiny pieces of cardstock.
Be sure and check out Ellen Hutson’s Lawn Fawn sale. There are so many new things to see.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Wednesday.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Sunday morning. I have a pretty floral project to share with you today using the new Penny Black First Blooms set paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery and Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I cut the tulips using and foliage using Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper and colored them using an assortment of Memento Markers and a waterbrush.
I recently received several of the Memento Markers and was anxious to watercolor with them. I cut all the flowers and foliage and I misted each image with a mini mister to prepare the paper to receive color. I applied the marker inks on a large acrylic block for a palette, picked up the inks using my waterbrush and painted the images. While the ink was still damp on the tulips I used the brush tip of the marker to lightly apply lines of ink around the outer side edges and inside the body of the tulips to create the appearance of petals. Once the lines were drawn I lightly washed them with the waterbrush to smooth out the lines. I hope that made sense. I used a couple green markers and a yellow one to paint the foliage to give a more natural appearance.
The First Blooms set comes with three different dies with tulips on each stem. I cut two full sets so I would have enough to create a tulip bouquet. Once they were painted and dry and cut some of the pieces apart to make it easier to arrange my bouquet. I began by attaching stems of the tulips and foliage sections together with glossy accents. I continued adding the flowers and foliage and adhering them together with the glue so they would all stay together. From start to finish I held the stems of the bouquet together which got a little messy and sticky for my fingers but the outcome was certainly worth the effort.
I cut the two frame sections and attached them together with thin strips of mounting tape. I then applied another layer of mounting tape to the back of the second mat layer and attached the frame to the card base. I attached small triple layered pieces of mounting to several of the tulip heads and some double layers to the back of the foliage stems and then attached the bouquet inside the frame and to the card base. I wanted the bouquet to have lots of dimension. I finished the bouquet by adding a simple white multi loop bow. I love how this turned out. I especially love the Memento Lilac Posies color that I used for the tulips. When I was totally finished I decided to apply clear Wink of Stella to the tulips to add a touch of sparkle.
Thank you for dropping in today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Sunday morning. I have a fun spring scene card to share with you today made using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait setting paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Elizabeth Craft Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4. I love the whimsical tree and flowers with the green gingham paper from the My Favorite Things Tiny Check Paper Pack.
I cut the tree frame once using Kraft cardstock and again using Bazzill Lollipop. I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree using a mini applicator and and then lightly drug the ink pad directly over the tree to add some texture. I cut the tree section off of the pink frame and trimmed the Kraft frame on all four sides to neatly fit behind the pink frame. I applied double stick tape to the back of the pink frame and attached the tree frame to the back of it. I cut two sets of leaves and two or three sets of tiny flowers and leaf sections from the Lilac set. I formed the leaves and the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the tree limbs using glossy accents. I cut two sections of ground using the stitched borders instead of the grass section that came with the tree set because I wanted them to fit across the whole scene. The section in the back was cut on an up hill angle to add interest and attached directly on the gingham card base using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree and attached it to the card base. The front grass border was attached to the front of the frame with ATG adhesive.
I cut several leaf stems from the Lilac set, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and then attached the tiny flowers using glossy accents. I tucked the leaf stems and flowers in behind the grass sections attaching them with glossy accents. I cut a whole set of all the foliage in the Leafy Greenery set and tucked them in and around the flower stems. I added a few tiny butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set to finish. .
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.
Card size: 5.50” X 4.25”