457 posts categorized "Flowers"

07/26/2019

Fri 26

A Simple Hello
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! Today I have fun card using one of my favorite techniques, paper weaving.

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I started with 1/4 inch wide strips of paper, I cut 7 blue and 7 yellow. I placed the yellow strips close together and taped the top of them to the table with washi tape. Then I took each of the blue strips and wove them into the yellow one by one. Once the weaving was finished I took the tape off and used some liquid glue to secure it before gluing it down to the card.
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On top of my paper weaving I placed the pretty Layered Poppy that I die cut in white paper. I die cut it twice and glued them together to give the flower some more dimension. I finished the card with the stamped hello from the Big and Little words stamp set and glued down some little dew drop gems.

I hope you have a great weekend!
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07/25/2019

Thu 25

Say Hello with Scribble Roses and Scribble Fronds by Jean Okimoto

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Say hello with embossed, layered Scribble Roses and Scribble Fronds...it's quick and easy and perfect for a simple summer greeting.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another design featuring the the versatile Scribble Roses Outline and Scribble Roses Background dies.  

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Cut Scribble Roses background from watercolor paper.  Pressure-emboss the diecuts with the detailed Scribble Roses Outline dies using the embossing mat and plates required for your machine.

Brush Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide over the embossed diecuts.  Stack and adhere the three Scribble Roses.

Cut Scribble Frond Background and Scribble Frond Outline from Flintstone cardstock.

Cut the 2" x 3-¼" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from white cardstock.

Cut ¾" x 4-¾" amd ¾" x 3-¾" strips of Coral Creme and Patina cardstock.

Stamp "hello" - from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Sponge the cooled cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Claire.  I think this is easier - and smoother - than white-embossing it on dark cardstock.  Trim the greeting.

Attach everything to a top-folded Kraft A-2 card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" circles of silver glitter cardstock.

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I love finding different ways to use my Memory Box dies - hope you do too!  We'll start making holiday cards at Impress this Satureday - and discover more ways to use the great holiday (and un-holiday) dies and stamps on unique cards.  Hope you'll join us if you're in the Seattle area.

Thanks for stopping by...see you again next week!

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07/23/2019

Tue 23

Pan Pastel Backgrounds Pt. 2
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  As you probably have noticed, I have been playing around with my PanPastel chalks a lot with the my diecuts.  I like the soft effects you can get.

For this card, I was inspired by a card by Dave Brethauer where he only glued part of his floral die.  I really liked the 3-D effect you get with having the petals curl away from the card.  Plus, it makes gluing a detailed die SO easy if you only glue part of it!

To make the card, I started with a white notecard and sponged some Violet PanPastel in the center and then added a little  Magenta followed by some Permanent Red Tint (the light pink). When I finished sponging the colors, I decided that I wanted a crisp circle rather than a hazy edge of chalk, so I took an eraser and removed extra chalk to form a circle.  One of the nicest characteristics of PanPastels is they are completely erasable:

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To finish the card, I added my peony, my sentiment and a few black glossy dots:

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I hope everyone has a great day!

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07/20/2019

Sat 20

Pan Pastel Backgrounds
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Today I want to talk about creating a simple background with PanPastel chalks to really highlight your diecuts.  For my card today, I started with a white cardstock and masked off an area for my sky using large post it notes.  I sponged the area above the post it with Turquoise and Ultramarine chalk.  When I removed the mask, I was left with this:

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Next, I reversed my post it and colored the bottom of the card with Chrom Oxide Green and Phthalo Green chalks:

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When I removed the Post It, you can see that my chalks didn't quite meet each other in the middle:

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I spent a little time buffing my edges with a sponge until the transition was smoother.  To finish the card, I added my daisy silhouettes, a rhinestone for the flower centers, a little washi tape and my sentiment:

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I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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07/18/2019

Thu 18

Say Thanks with a Glittered Side Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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A glittery yellow butterfly from the Side Butterfly Circle adds sparkle to a summer thank you card.  Add a casual greeting from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set - and you're done!  Hi again, Jean Okimoto here with a summer-y design today.  

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Cut watercolor paper with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Pressure-emboss it with the Side Butterfly Circle using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Color the three flowers with watercolor pencils.  .

Diecut Side Butterfly Circle from watercolor paper.  Layer it over the embossed watercolor paper circle.  

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Attach lined doublestick tape to the top of white cardstock and cut the solid butterfly background.   Cut the detailed butterfly from gold mirror cardstock.  Attach the detailed butterfly to the adhesive-covered solid background.  Brush yellow glitter onto the exposed adhesive.  

Prep the smoother side of watercolor paper with the powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set - on the watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Emboss it with the new Mboss orange embossing powder.  Trim it.

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of green cardstock - use foam dots for the top half of the butterfly and the greeting.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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07/14/2019

Sun 14

Spotlighting on Cards
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  One of the nice things about a large stamped image is that you have a lot of versatility.  You can color the whole stamp for a colorful background or you can spotlight one part of the image with color for a dramatic effect.  The advantage of the spotlight is that it is also a lot quicker!

For today's card, I started by embossing the entire Rose Bouquet image as a background using white embossing powder on white cardstock.  It is a subtle effect, but it adds a shiny and elegant background for the the central rose.

Next, I die cut the focal rose and leaves from some 140lb watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen.  The leaves are glued to the card and the rose is popped up with a little foam tape.

The words on the card also come from the Rose Bouquet stamp set.  They were simply stamped on white cardstock strips with black ink and then added to the card.  As a final step, I added a few rhinestones for extra sparkle.

Here is a close up of the embossing and the coloring:

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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07/13/2019

Sat 13

Yipes! Stripes! Watercolor Crayons Technique with Daisy Silhouette, Scribble Leafy Branch Outline and its Background
by Anne Thompson

Here's another fun summer card with a striped background and a watercolor crayons technique.

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Let's look at how I created the striped background.  

  • I started with watercolor paper and the Texture Line Up Memory Box stencil 88551--an old one no longer available, but you might try the SIMPLE CHEVRON STENCIL 88572 for a zig-zag stripe if you don't have this one stashed away.  
  • I used washi tape to secure the stencil to scrap paper and got out my watercolor crayons.

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  • Using the stencil as a guide, I scribbled blues and greens onto the paper. 

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  • I chose a wide flat waterbrush and painted over the scribbles, leaving the stencil in place.  
  • I then carefully removed the stencil to see the stripes I'd made.

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  • Once this was dry I trimmed it to 4.5X3.25.
  • I used a corner rounder to round the edges which I then inked direct-to-paper with Archival Leaf Green ink.
  • I chose a light green notecard for the card base.

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  • I added a layer of Bluebird Distressed Dots paper to the front of the notecard after rounding the corners.
  • I rounded all of the corners of the notecard as well.
  • I used Scor-Tape to attach the watercolor panel to the top-folded card.  I like to use Scor-Tape with watercolor paper because it holds it really flat.

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  • I used a glue pen to make the bouquet on the notecard, adding a foam dot behind the center of the larger flower and putting pearl gems in the flower centers.

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So there's another idea and a technique you might try for this month's stripes challenge.  I'd forgotten how much fun it is to scribble with crayons, and I love the look of these watercolor crayons once the water is added.

And don't forget that Memory Box has some great stencils!  Check them out here.

Happy Crafting!  And Happy Summer!

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07/11/2019

Thu 11

Layered Scribble Posies and Fine Cut Leaves by Jean Okimoto

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Bold, bright Scribble Posies Outline and Scribble Posies Background stack nicely above delicate Fine Cut Leaves on a simple summer thank you card.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy design today.  I love the look of stacked flowers and discovered that the Scribble Posies sets are great for improvising.

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Cut Scribble Posies Outline and Scribble Posies Background from bright pink textured cardstock.  Cut the Outline centers again from dark gray cardstock.  Cut a scrap of chartreuse cardstock to fill the center circle.  Stack and attach the posie layers.

Cut Wave Ribbon Collage from dark gray cardstock.  Snip off one of the  long lines - you'll be using it as a flower stem.  Use the other "stems" for more Scribble Posies cards.

Cut two of the smallest leaf from the Fine Cut Leaves set from dark gray cardstock.

Cut natural cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Stamp the greetings - from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set - with Verdant VersaFine Clair.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A-2 card of textured natural cardstock.  Add green gem stickers.

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at Impress on Saturday.    Two classes this weekend - BUTTERFLY WISHES in the morning and  SUMMER COLLECTION FROM BIRCH PRESS AND POPPYSTAMPS in the afternoon.  We're using some of the latest Birch Press and Poppystamps dies and stamps - you'll love them!

Thanks for visiting...

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07/10/2019

Wed 10

Thank You Kindly
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card inspired by this month’s Stripes challenge, the beautiful Rose Flower Frame die and a lovely aqua smooshed background piece I had in my stash.

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Started by die cutting the Rose Flower Frame from a rectangle piece of Bristol paper.  

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Taped the smaller pieces that form the rectangle frame area from behind and removed the other pieces.  Placed a stripe stencil on top and blended Smoky Slate dye ink through the stencil with a blending brush.  

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I didn’t worry about blending ink on the frame or flower outline because it was covered up with a silver foil die-cut.

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Inlaid the frame back into the Bristol panel.  Attached the aqua background piece behind it.  Stamped the sentiment from Watching the World Bloom with Archival black ink, then mounted the panel onto a white card base to finish.

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I loved how easy it all came together, so I went through my stash for other background pieces to use and made these to send to crafty friends at the retreat I went to in May.

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Have you played in our Stripes challenge yet?  You have till July 30 EST to enter.  Thank you for stopping in.  Enjoy your day.

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07/09/2019

Tue 09

Pretty Posies
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I have a bright and cheery card to share using some washi tape in a fun way. Let's get started!

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I created my watercolor background with some thin washi tape and some watercolor paper. I placed the tape all over to create different size shapes until I liked how it was looking. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen in a teal color and placed some color in one part of each shape. I used my water brush to fill in the rest of each section with color. Once it was dry I removed all of the washi tape and my background was ready to go.
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I then die cut the Scribble Posies Background die in watercolor paper and used some of the same brush markers and my water brush to color them in. 
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Once the flowers were dry I added them to the card. For a final touch I used a black Glaze pen to make dots in the center of the flowers. The Glaze pen adds a little shine and dimension to the centers of the flowers and is a fun accent.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a wonderful day!
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