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Monday, December 12, 2011

Many Thanks

I needed a thank you card last week and decided to use some stamp sets that I just received..
The Bloom Builders #3 die was also in my most recent order from Papertrey Ink. I had made a flower with cranberry card stock to 'test out' the die and it was sitting on my desk .... so I used it as the starting point for this card. 
10 layers of cardstock  (2 of each of the 5 sizes of petals) were layered to create a very thick and fluffy flower. I then added a beige button and embroidery floss to the center to hold them all together.

 Heather Nichols used Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo with the Stitches and Swirls stamp set for this card. I thought the combination of cranberry and Chai inks would create a really warm and rich look, so I used her card as an inspiration.
I wanted a ribbon across the middle of the card, so decided to create a plaid effect on the bottom portion of the card using Waltzingmouse Stamp's Off Beat Background.  The sentiment is from Fillable Frames #1 .

In order to make the flower 'pop' I ended up layering it over a beige circle  
(from one of the Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circles) and a single green flower that I cut from  Stampin'Up's Daisies #2 die. I really like how the green flower looks like a set of leaves around the cranberry bloom.

Here's how I created the layered effect with various dies ............
Stampin'Up :  I cut all three flowers from the die, but used the middle size for this project.
Limitless Layers:   I used one of the 1 3/4" circles from the Limitless Layers die collection. Here's the metal die and the 2 card stock die cuts, before they were assembled.

The 'petal points' of the green flower fit perfectly 
in between the points of the Limitless Layers.
You can see the green and beige just peeking out from under the 
cranberry flower. It adds just the right touch of contrast and interest.

Card Details:
Stamps:  PTI Stitches & Swirls, Fillable Frames #1 ;   Waltzingmouse Stamps Off Beat Backgrounds .
Inks: Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo; Close to My Heart Cranberry .
PapersPTI Rustic white; ColorMates Light Coffee beige; cranberry and green from my stash
Dies: Bloom Builder's #3; Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circles;   Stampin'Up Daisies #2 die .
Other Supplies: Cranberry satin ribbon, beige button, beige embroidery floss .


carol (krillsister) said...

WoW1. That flower is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. I have to try it.
YOur card is stunning.

Joyce said...

This is so beautiful. I love how you have made that flower, and appreciate you telling us how you did it. I need to take a look at that Waltzingmouse background stamp. How fun to be able to make your own plaid!

cards by cara said...

What a great idea for layering - thanks for sharing!

Jen Adcock said...

Oh wow! I love that combination of the plaid and the Stitches set. Don't they look fabulous as you have used them?! Love. The tjuzing up of the BB with the additional layers and colors is also very nifty. It has really worked a treat. Super card all round!