Wedding Cake Inspired Floral Spray

Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  Our inspiration site this week was the Mod Wedding Cakes Pinterest board.  I was inspired by so many of the gorgeous cakes I almost went into inspiration overload.  I finally decided on the Magenta and White cake found here.  I paired the Creative Expressions French Collection Corner, Border, Petite Vinery and My Favorite Things Lily.

KC MFT Lily 3 left

I cut a piece of 8 inch by 8 inch piece of white cardstock and scored in the center to create an 8 inch x four inch card.  I cut two borders and attached them to the card base with rolled up 1/2" double stick tape

KC MFT Lily 3 center

I cut the lilies out of white cardstock, colored them with magenta PanPastel using a mini applicator, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached together with glossy accents. I sprayed the flowers with Krylon Workable Fixatif to set the pastel so it wouldn’t rub off on the white cardstock. I cut the vines, formed lightly with the leaf tool and leaf padand attached them to the card base with glossy accents.  I attached the three flowers with glossy accents and finished by adding pearls to each one. 

KC MFT Lily 3 close

Here’s a closer view of the flowers.  I think they are so pretty against the white background and green foliage.  The pearl adds another small touch of elegance.

KC MFT Lily 3 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  8.00” x 4.00”

Elegant Stand-Up Dahlia

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and Grandin Road is our inspiration site.

KC Sizzix Elegant Stand Up 1 right

I was inspired by this Blossom Outdoor Pillow. I loved the floral theme and especially the orange and green.

flower pillow

I received the Sizzix Elegant Stand-Ups die set as a gift a while back and this is my first time playing with it. I loved the big orange flower in the center of the pillow and tried to recreate a similar die cut flower using the Susan’s Dahlia set.

KC Sizzix Elegant Stand Up 1 center 

I cut the stand up card base in green and white coordinating layers in white.  I used the negative opening of the leaves and smallest flowers to create a pattern on the bottom base layer.  I laid the openings on the cardstock and colored in with PanPastel and mini applicators. I left the white layer on the inside of the card plain for writing a note or stamping a sentiment.

KC Sizzix Elegant STand Up 1 close

I cut the flower sections using apricot cardstock and colored with orange pastel and a mini applicator.  I formed the petals with my stylus and molding pad and assembled with glossy accents.  I cut the leaves using light green cardstock and colored with green and yellow pastel and a mini applicator.  I added the veins and stem lines on the leaves with the leaf pad and leaf tool. I lightly formed the leaves with my fingers.

I attached the flower to the card base with glossy accents and tucked the leaves in around the flower. When the card is closed it is 5.50” x 4.25”.

KC Sizzix Elegant Stand Up 1 left

The Elegant set has many different accessory pieces and four different sentiments. I didn’t add a sentiment to this for now so I can use it for any occasion. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mix-Ability Experiment

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge. The weekly challenge is to use mixed medium on your project. You can find a more detailed explanation of about mixed medium here.  The theme this week was to create a project with tulips and to use at least three medium.

I decided to try an experiment and create a scene on a weathered crackle paint background.  You can check out my Weathered  Distressed Wood tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I created this background.

Here’s what I came up with.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 6 left

I started by applying a few coats of white crackle paint on a 5.25” x 4.00” piece of cardboard and heat dried in between coats.  I then used a Color Box stylus  and foam tip to apply blue distress ink in the sky area and green ink on the ground area.  I was able to sponge the ink on and then used a circular motion to blend and smooth it out.  I especially like how the white crackle still showed through the blue in some areas. I then used the mini fern image from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master and green ink to apply texture to the grass area and dark pink ink to create a floral background.  

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 6 center

My next step was to mask off the landscape with scrap paper and stamp the tree from the Impression Obsession Solid Tree set using dark brown ink. The image was very faint so I used a dark brown Copic marker to fill in most of the tree. I stamped the leaves on with dark green ink which again only created faint images so I filled in with a dark green Copic marker. When I was finished with the scene I marked off 1/2” sections and used my ruler, paper piercer and leaf tool to score out the wood plank lines and sanded off the chunks of peeled up paper and paint with a sanding block. I used a mini applicator and dark brown ink to fill in the distressed spots to add more definition to the seams between the boards.  Did that make sense? 

Here’s a closer view of the distressed wood and tree.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 6 close

I cut the tiny tulips from the Tulip set using white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers.  Although it is really hard to see in the photos I applied a bit of shading to the tulips using a mini applicator and a bit of pink, orange and lavender PanPastel.  I lightly formed the tulip heads with my stylus and molding pad. I cut the Grass Border sections and the Fresh Cut Grass sections and attached them to the scene with ATG adhesive.  I cut several pieces of foliage using the Leaves and Stems set. I tucked the tulips and leaves in between the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I ended up covering up much of the grassy floral background.  If I had this to do over I would have only applied one layer of grass and tulips so more of the background scene would show. But with that said I still like how my experiment turned out.  Who knew you could stamp and color on top of crackle paint.  

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 6 right

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Rose, Butterfly and Belleek Inspired Flourish Background

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple yet elegant project to share with you today.  I love the Belleek Inspired technique. and the effect of brayering ink on the inside of an embossing folder. It creates such a soft background when used with light colored ink.

KC MFT Mini Rolled Roses 8 rleft

I applied ink on the front inside of the Starry Night embossing folder, inserted my paper and put it through the Big Shot with the front side face down. I punched the eyelet border using the Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet set, crimped with my straight Crimper and attached to the card base with mounting tape

KC MFT Mini Rolled Roses 8 center

I cut the mini rose using the MFT Mini Rolled Roses set, rolled it around my tweezers and attached it closed with glossy accents. I lightly applied a light pink PanPastel to the petals.  I cut leaves using the leaf cluster and formed them with my stylus and molding pad. I attached three large leaves to form a circle with glossy accents. I attached the rose right in the center with glossy accents and tucked branches and additional leaves around to create the small floral spray.

KC MFT Mini Rolled Roses 8 close

I thought the Memory Box Pippi Butterfly would be perfect to add one more elegant element to this soft and feminine card.

KC MFT Mini Rolled Roses 8 right

You can see step by step pictures of the Belleek Inspired technique here.

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

Card Size:  5.5” x 4.25”  Paper:  Papertrey Vanilla  Ink: Retired SU Pink

Susan’s Dahlia with PanPastel

Good Friday morning.  I have a gorgeous flower project to share with you today made using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Dahlia die set.  I had so much fun coloring and assembling the flower. I paired it with a soft Belleek Inspired background and created a frame using the Sizzix Border, Label, Medallion and Key set to create the frame.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 right

I brayered plum colored ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossed with the front side of the folder face down.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 center

I Google searched for dahlia photos for inspiration and look at all the beautiful flowers that pulled up.  I cut all the pieces using white cardstock and colored them using PanPastel.  Oh how I love that stuff!  I formed the flower petals and leaves using tools from the accessory tool kit.  You can see the step by step tutorial on the Sizzix site here. I wish I had had time last night to take step by steps for a tutorial when I made this but I just got home too late from work do it. I promise I will do one in the future.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 close

I assembled the flower using Crafter’s Pick glue.  I thought you would like seeing the view from the side that shows on the different layers.  It looks so real that I can hardly believe I made it.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 left

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great Friday and upcoming weekend.

Card size”  5.5” x 4.25”  Paper:  Papertrey White Ink:  Stampin' Up! Pale Plum