Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lovin' Fun Flowers!


I started this card this morning, while I was away for the weekend, and with limited supplies, and then I finished it when I got home today! Really all I added when I got home was the Bling - a girl's gotta have her Bling!!

I decided to play it for the Paper Players Challenge #32 because I had so much fun with the Challenge last week! And the Challenge this week is Anything Goes - how cool is that?!

I used the Fun Flowers Big Shot die with Whisper White. And I used stamps from the Clearly For You set. I also used the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder for one of the background layers. And the colors are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede.


For the layered "Fun Flower" I used lots dimensionals to pop it out there! After I had stamped and sponged all the pieces, I realized I wanted to "finish" the center of the flower with a brad or button. But, because I wasn't at home with all my goods, I had to work with the stuff I brought (ribbon). So with the Baja Breeze Seam Binding, I knotted and twisted it into a little "bun" and made my center!! It was kind of a lot of work, but I like the end result of it. - Although I won't be giving up brads and buttons quite yet, it was a good substitute with limited supplies!



And one of my favorite parts of the card is the butterflies. I stamped them in Baja, then Crumb Cake and then a little edge into the Soft Suede to create a multi-colored effect! (I got that idea from some of the stamping I've seen from my Artisan Award-winning buddy Liz!) And I like how that technique gives each butterfly a unique look!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie

17 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful card, love all the different design elements you used.

Ann Schach said...

What a gorgeous vintage card! Love it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

ebeth9267 said...

I am going to have to get that flower die cause you made it look so GORGEOUS

Always Playing with Paper said...

What a pretty card! I love how you stamped on the diecut flower! So happy to have you back at the Paper Players again!
Smiles,
Lesley

Jessie B said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! & so are you!

jaydee said...

Julie - this is stunning. I love the interest on each of the flower layers. the little bit of ribbon. the sponged edges of the embossing folder. the little butterflies - and, of course, the bling!
perfect!
So glad you decided to join us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

agustina said...

WOW!!! Beautiful card Julie!!!! Enough said!

Julie Marshall said...

This is just Gorgeous! Love that flower.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Just gorgeous!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #2 on 2-6-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Hands On said...

Just love it! Your flower is stunning. Love the bits of ribbon and thread! Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the layered flower and that perfectly-placed bling! WOW! Everything about your card says pure elegance. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players! :)

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Shabby Horse said...

This is soooo beautiful and elegant. I love how you did the flowers and ribbon. I'm awestruck!!!

Selene Kempton said...

Saw your GORGEOUS card on Tiffany's blog! I'll be following you from now on! Beautiful work!

Mary Davidson said...

This is absolutely stunning! You've used my three most favorite SU colors! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm saving this beauty.

Splendid Little Stars said...

gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful!