Sunday, May 29, 2011

On the Grow

This weekend has absolutley flown by!  I've spent the better part of it working on my course.  Talk about time-consuming!!  I so would rather be stamping!!  I did manage to get a little inking in and worked on my card for this week's challenge over at Friday Mash-up.  Conveniently it also works for thee challenge over at Just add Ink  which is all about Fussy Cutting.  Check it out:


Here is my card:
Card for MU8 and JAI69 using On the Grow stamp set from the Summer Mini.

Close up of focal image

Trying to show you the popped up flowers!

I have to admit...I found this sketch tough to work with.  I had a hard time getting all of the different elements to work together.  In the end, I'm happy with the result, but it wasn't easy getting here!  Here is what I did:

Starting with a Night of Navy card base, I adhered a piece of pear pizzazz DSP (from the level one hostess stack) as well as a strip of pear pizzazz cardstock I had embossed with my Finial Press embossing folder.  I then wrapped a piece of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon around and tied a bow.  I punched a narrow strip of pretty in pink DSP (from the Subtles Stack) with my eyelet border punch and adhered it along the bottom edge of the card.  Setting this aside, I stamped the floral image from the On The Grow set in brown Staz-On in a piece of confetti white cardstock and then punched it out using my 2 1/2" circle punch.  I coloured the image using a blender pen and my night of navy, pear pizzazz and pretty in pink ink pads.  I then inked the glass bottle using my Versamarker and embossed it using clear embossing powder. On another scrap of confetti white cardstock, I then stamped the image a second time and coloured select blossoms which I fussy cut.  I adhered the fussy-cut blossoms to the original stamped image using bits of dimensionals.  I added tiny dots of Tombow liquid adhesive to the centres of each blossom and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  To create the eyelet border around the circle I punched another strip of pretty in pink DSP with my eyelet border punch and then cut each scallop.  I adhered each section individually around the circle using glue dots, ensuring each section was evenly spaced.  I glued the focal image to my card using Tombow.  The final touches were the sentiment (from Pocket Silhouettes set) which I stamped in night of navy ink on confetti white cardstock and punched out with my curly label punch.  I tucked it underneath the embossed pear pizzazz strip and adhered it.  I added a little string of pearls in the upper right corner, as per the sketch.  I think they add a nice, feminine touch.

11 comments:

  1. Love how you layered on the little flowers - the dimension really makes the image!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

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  2. Wow I love your card. What a clever way to use the eyelet border. I would never have thought of cutting it to make a circle. tfs

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  3. Leena, those popped up flowers look fantastic, so lovely to see you again playing along with us at the Friday Mashup. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

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  4. This is such a pretty card Leena! I have this stamp set on order and can't wait to get my hands on it :)

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  5. I love all the detail you have created with the cut flowers. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

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  6. OH so pretty leena! that image is beautifully coloured and the flowers look gorgeous popped up like that and your scalloped border is very clever.

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  7. Leena this is gorgeous! I really like how you watercolored the flowers and added some individual ones popped up. And the glitter centers add a great touch. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

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  8. Such a sweet card, Leena; I love it! I really like how you've used the Eyelet Border punch (in both places), and your focal image is beautiful.

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  9. Very beautiful. I love the way you have cut the tiny flowers and given them more dimension.
    Thanks for playing at JAI.

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  10. This is such a beautiful card, I love it! You did a wonderful job with those flowers, what a wonderful focal point! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  11. Wow, that looks fabulous! amazing the difference a little dimension does :)

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