Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday- May Flowers!!

Hi Again Stampers! 

I am having so much fun making rolled flowers that I decided to create a spring card for the Seize the Birthday “May Flowers” Challenge using the Just Add Ink JAI214 Sketch along with the CQC240 ColourQ Challenge.

I was inspired by the inspiration photo and decided to pull out Stippled Blossoms to create my own background or Designer Series Paper (DSP) :-)

If you have not had time to do so, I hope you will have a chance to visit all of the challenge sites and check out the wonderful Design Team projects as well as the other entrants- again, inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Create your own Designer Series Paper (DSP) by repeatedly stamping the solid floral image from Stippled Blossoms using Pink Pirouette Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  

Ink the corresponding floral line image using Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and complete the Two-Step Stamping process, add a few leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and retired Sage Shadow Classic Ink.   

FYI- You can barely see the stamped embossing folder (Honeycomb) under the flowers so I did not mention this step...will need to add more moisture and color when I try the embossed stamping technique- lol!!
Punch two lattice layers from another piece of Whisper White cardstock using a Lattice Border Punch. 
Cut the "homemade" DSP on a diagonal (per the JAI214 sketch) and adhere the stamped images alternating with the punched borders onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Trim and mount onto a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock and add the ¼” Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon to the edges of the lattice.
Stamp the sentiment from Express Yourself (hostess set) using Strawberry Slush Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.  Adhere to the lattice strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add a few Pearls to the corners .
Add the small “Seed” Pearls to the lattice and to the centers of the stamped flowers.
Create the rolled flowers from Strawberry Slush cardstock (use the 2 ½” , 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches- punch the scallop circles, hand cut a wavy spiral from the outside of the scallop circle toward the center, use the Bone Folder to curl the edges of the petals a bit, roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun).
Add the leaves from retired Sage Shadow cardstock (created with the Bird Builder Punch) to the rolled flowers and adhere to the front of the card using a Hot Glue Gun or Mini Glue Dots. 
Mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.  
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms , Express Yourself (hostess set),
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, retired Sage Shadow
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, retired Sage Shadow
Accessories: Punches: Hexagon, Bird Builder, Scallop Circle- 2 3/8”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼”;  AquaPainter™, Pearls, retired ¼” Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Lattice Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a great Monday!!


KimB said...

The detail on this is amazing Julie! I love the flower background, the rolled roses (beautiful) and the lattice is gorgeous - all those peals!! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW lots of pretty details on this card. Love the rolled roses and the hint of lattice in the background.

Thanks for sharing you creation with us at Just Add Ink.

JAI Design Team

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card! So many details and the Flowers are amazing! Really well done Julie! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday!

Christine Blain said...

I love your stamped flowers, and the use of lattice, on this card Julie. Looks like you've had a heap of fun making rolled roses! So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Paula said...

Such a huge amount of work on one little card. As usual Julie, your work is stunning! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

Georgie Horn said...

I love the colors on this card, the flowers make me swoon.

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Julie. So much detail. Love how you have created your own DSP. I can see you have put a lot of work into this card. Chantell JAI

JoAnn said...

Hi Julie, your card is gorgeous. Love the beautiful flowers, the pearls and everything about your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

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