23 August 2015

You Make My Heart Smile

Back again with another post of August.  I hope everyone is crafting and getting some inspiration from the posts on the blog.

With Secret Garden being one of the new release collections for August I have been enjoying playing with some of the new dies.  Check out my latest creation below.

For this card I decided to go a little larger and cut out a card base for a 6x8" card.  I then adhered my absolute favourite print from the Vintage Rose collection paper pad BLOOMS IN GREEN to the front of the card. Down the left and right hand sides of the front of the print I did some faux stitching.

I then cut out a large banner in the same print as I put on the front of the card BLOOMS IN GREEN and matted it on some white cardstock.  I again faux stitched around the entire banner. I attached a white seam binding bow to the top and then die cut a circle towards the middle of the card and then overlayed the hole with a ring also cut with the circle nesting dies. If you like faux stitch around the circle.

Next, take a piece of another matching piece, cutting it to 5"x8" and distress the long edges lightly before attaching to your card base.  Adhere the banner to the overlayed piece (mine was green) and stamp a sentiment inside the circle slightly to the right side so that you can add your embellishments.

I chose the larger of the two dies that you get in the Layered Posy die set and cut out 12 in a coordinating green cardstock.  To add a dimension to them I took my white gel pen an drew some curved lines on each of the petals, repeating for all twelve die cuts.

Using the Layered Bloom die cut four pieces and again using your white gel pen add some lines to the petals. 

Using glue dots, construct each flower using three of the large and one of the small dies.  This will make four flowers for you to use.

I also then cut out four of the Tall Flourish dies again from the Secret Garden collection in a coordinating darker green.  I then snipped each into a few pieces to tuck in under the flower once they had been added to the card.

Don't forget to add a couple of pearls to the centres of your flowers and I also added one on the bow as well.

A couple of close ups of the card appear below.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.

Anita E

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