Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fuzzy Blossoms

I had a blast playing with a bunch of the Cheery Lynn Designs dies and these fun spring-like colors. The following products from Classy Cards 'n Such have been used on this card:

Birthday Sentiments (JustRite)
Olive Branches (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Medium Rose (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Miniature Rose (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Country Girl Border (Cheery Lynn Designs)

I stamped the sentiment with a darker blue ink directly onto a pale blue card base (5.5" x 4.25"). I added two strips of designer paper to the bottom half of the card. I die cut the Country Girl border, wove some yellow tafetta ribbon in through the holes, and then adhered this to the strip of orange designer paper. I also die cut the Fanciful Flourish, Olive Branches, and roses and adhered them to the upper part of the card. I've used the Distressed Fuzz technique from Technique Junkies for the fuzzy centers of the flowers.

I've fallen in love with this Country Girl border die cut! One little tip regarding ribbon - you want to use a rather narrow ribbon with this die cut. This ribbon is 3/8" wide, and it's a perfect fit with the holes. You could also use a 1/4" wide ribbon, but I wouldn't go any wider than 1/2". Of course, you don't "have" to use any ribbon in this die cut, but it's a fun little embellishment to make your cards special. :-)

I'm entering this into two challenges today:

Ribbon Carousel Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes

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nancy y said...

it's really a beautiful card, the colrs and the way you've pulled it all together. There's a lot going on, but it's not over done at all!
And gee... you are making me want all these dies!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl...that's a lotta have been shopping without me...LOL!!! Love this, have used all the elements beautifully and I love the pretty papers!!!