Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thoughtful Bowknot flower card

 Oh my goodness it has been so long since I posted on my blog or had any time to really sit down and craft.  I tell you what, I think I will spend the next two weeks in my craft room if I can get away with it.  It really needs a good cleaning too but I really want to play!!!  It's been too long!  So glad I had some time today to make a fun card based on a sketch over at Tuesday morning sketches.
I pulled out this sheet of pattern paper a while back for a different project and didn't end up using it so I thought I would make sure and use it today.  The purple & teal seemed like a fabulous color combo to me.   I cut the flower pattern paper with my stitched rectangle die.  I used one of my spellbinders card creator dies to back that with teal card stock.  I grabbed a CTMH pattern scrap of teal with white pattern on it and cut that into a strip, I then used Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 to make the scalloped white card stock layer for that to go on to.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die for the purple label shape that I also backed with teal,  and I ran that through with my cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder.   I die cut the bowknot flower out of  teal and white card stock alternating the layers.   This die was such a pain to get the thin card stock out .... I really need to play with it and figure out what works better for release.  As an afterthought I decided I wanted to run white twine around the teal pattern layer and remembered I had a die that might work perfectly,  I just wish I would have thought of it before I attached the Swiss dots label down.  Oh well it still looks OK.   So for that die I cut the middle section out so that it would fit properly the way that I wanted it to.  I used a stitched scallop oval for the center, I adhered the teal layer directly to the card and popped up the white layer with the  sentiment.  The sentiment stamp is from hot off the press - Thank You! stamp set.  Using my stamp press, I first stamped in purple then I stamped over it with VersaMark Ink.   I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  At this point I added the bowknot flower trimming the tales of the ribbon to fit the card and added a purple gum drop to the center.
For the inside I again used my stitched rectangle Die to cut the same CTMH pattern paper as the strip I used on the front.  I again used the same spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die to cut the white sentiment layer.   Using the same hot off the press Thank You! stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in purple only this time.   I decided to grab another flower die for the flower on the inside as I didn't intend to fight with the bowknot die anymore today. Lol  I cut it from the same purple paper that I used on the front of the card and backed it with the same teal that's on the front of the card, I added some clear wink of Stella to the center and used my white gel pen to add some dots.

I am entering into these fun challenges :
Tuesday Morning Sketches #461
FFC #241 Always Anything Goes
Scrapy Land {Challenge #93}
DL.ART JULY 2018 Linky Challenge
Challenge #100 - Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU Store

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I am making.  I hope to have another card for you either later on today or tomorrow.


Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, how pretty! LOVE the colors and the delicate flower!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Darlene said...

SO pretty! Love your color combination! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful papers, and I love that delicate flower!! Sorry it was a pain to work with! :/
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Barbara said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Sherrie K. said...

Very pretty card! I love the background and fun layers! Great design!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Melissa Craig said...

So pretty! I love the color. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Christine said...

How gorgeous! Love the colors, the stitched scalloped dies, and that stunning bow! Please forgive the late comment as I have been traveling. So grateful that you shared at Jo's Scrap Shack.
DT member