Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tilted Hugs

Howdy y'all!  I've been playing with some of my new toys from Classy Cards 'n Such, and I ended up making this fun tilted card to share with y'all.

I started by stamping the Vines background (Impression Obsession) with some pale brown ink onto a Kraft cardstock base. I then added a strip of vanilla paper but I tilted it to one side. I die cut the Hugs sentiment (Cheery Lynn Designs) from dark brown cardstock and glued it down on the vanilla paper. This is actually the larger sized Hugs die cut from the set.

Next came some strips of die cut "ribbon" on both sides of the vanilla paper - totally fun to mix and match! It's actually some cardstock that I cut with the new Allison's Ribbons dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. You get a ton of different "ribbon" styles with this die set (there's two dies in the package). I cut all the ribbons from both brown cardstock and some peachy cardstock. I picked out two dark brown "ribbons" and one peach-colored ribbon. The peach ribbon is glued to one of the brown ribbons and then glued below the vanilla strip. The other brown ribbon was glued above the vanilla strip.

With my basic background in place, I moved on to the flourish and the flower. I die cut the Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs) from green paper, and then I cut the flourishes apart with scissors. I love cutting the flourishes apart so I can move the individual flourishes around to wherever I need them. I glued them down in the general area where I knew my flower was going to go.

The last thing I worked on was cutting out and assembling the flower. I die cut some peach-colored paper with the Black Eyed Susan Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs) and then I cut the center fringe (on the same die with the Black Eyed Susan Strip) from dark brown paper. I used a quilling tool to roll up the fringe and set it aside to dry. I pinched all of the flower petals with my fingers, glued the layers together, and fluffed up the petals. I picked up the rolled-up fringe and used my fingers to spread the fringes out, and then I glued this down into the center of my flower petals. I then glued the flower down over the green flourishes.

I had a lot of fun creating this card. I got to use some new dies and I tried out this new tilted style on my card. These new ribbon dies are so much fun - there's so many different styles you can use!  If you'd like to go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such, you can use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your entire order.  Fill up your shopping cart with papers, stamps, dies, and embellishments that catch your fancy.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #93 - Fun with Letters (I used the Hugs die)
Ladybug Crafts - Something Floral
Cute Card Thursday #281 - Die-ing to Punch
Sassy Studio #189 - Use Kraft cardstock
Southern Girls Challenge - Things that begin with F (flower, flourish, faux ribbons)


Sheila said...

I love this card Holly, simple but oh so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Sheila xx

GregT said...

Love the flower and simplicity of your card. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs.
the SSD lil brother
Greg T

Lori said...

Lovely flower Holly. It really is the star of your card. Thank you for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn's challenge and best of luck.

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely design! Thank you for sharing at Sassy Studio and Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Debbie's Time Out said...

Beautiful card Holly. I like the way you used the Alison's Ribbons. Your flower is striking and the sentiment Hus looks good there too. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Good Luck

beadz said...

Very elegant, Holly! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Bj said...

Holly, your card is beautiful!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! What a lovely design! I love it! So elegant!!