Saturday, October 6, 2012

We cannot tell....


I knew I wanted to try and make another card using one of Quietfire Design's new companion sets but I also had a new (to me) set of Spellbinder's dies (Bitty Blossoms)  that I was itching to try out so I started by making the flowers.  I grabbed a piece of cardstock that I had used in the past to pick up excess color off my craft sheet... this color can be from whatever - Distress Inks, stains, Dylusion sprays, other sprays, etc so I can't really say what's on this sheet - but I liked the colors.  I die cut the shapes and twirled them into flowers using Golden's heavy gel medium to glue them.  This was the first time I'd tried the heavy gel for flowers and it worked great!!!!  I put a blob on the circle shape at the end of the spiral that you set all the bottom of the petals against, adjusted my petals, and set it down... they did NOT come lose from the gel and just sat there and dried fabulously.  I loved that it allows you some wiggle time but you don't have to sit and hold it or weight it down.  AMAZING!!!  



So I had my flowers and next I needed to stamp my main piece.  I first stamped it on a scrap of the same paper I made the flowers from but it just seemed to busy for the words to really stand out so I grabbed another left over piece of paper that was mostly yellow and stamped the saying on that.  Die cut it with Spellbinders scalloped oval die and then sponged just a bit of Distress Ink mowed lawn around the edges.  The next layer is white cardstock embossed with Tim's folder Regal Flourishes and edged with Distress Ink seedless preserves.  The leaves are from the Bitty Blossoms die set and are cut and embossed from some scraps of green pick-up-extra-color paper and then I lightly sponged Distress Ink peeled paint over them to bring out the embossing.  The accent strips of paper are cut from the same paper as the flowers were die cut from.



8 comments:

Quietfire said...

Oh, wow!!! Look at the colour and the coordinating flowers. Beautiful!!! Well you just keep on creating, Miss Wanda!!! :-)

Lori said...

Wow, what gorgeous colors! and great tip about the gel medium!

Yogi said...

another beauty. I love the extra heavy gel medium and use it a lot.
Have a great day

SusanK said...

Your card is so pretty! I hadn't seen that Spellbinders die before; it makes flower making look so much easier. Now I need to get some gel medium to try? Aaack...am running out of space on my non-dry adhesives shelf!

Robyn said...

love the heavy gel idea.
Your choice of color and die set off the quote so well.all of the elements work together.
thanks for the inspiration!

Anita Houston said...

Another gorgeous sentiment, and love the vibrant color!

Alexandra said...

Lovely sentiment and I love the mop up card idea for your flowers. They've turned out gorgeous. Those bitty blossoms have been eluding me for a couple of months, they seem to be out of stock whenever I've looked. Thanks for the tip about gel medium too.

Marjie Kemper said...

Super flowers! Wow... love those colors varied in each layer.