Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dies to Die For Challenge!! =)

Oh how DIE~ABULOUS is this challenge!! =)
I LOVE to use my dies and if you want to play along or feel like you need an inspirational pick-me-up check it out here:
Well I had a hard time deciding what I was going to do for this challenge-but these dies made me want to create a garden of flowers on my card!! So here is what I came up with!!

I wanted to create a basket full of flowers. I had bought some of the Dimensions Feltworks 100% wool felt and have been dying to play with it this color challenge was the PERFECT chance!! I cut out seven felt flowers using the smallest Bloom Nesting die from Lifestyle Crafts. Then I cut out one of the next size from the same set to make the larger flower. I used a Martha Stewart lotus flower punch to make all of the other flowers seven in a cream and seven in a turquoise. I used a websters pages paper for both. Then I inked the edges of all of the flowers including the felt ones with the saddle brown staz on ink pad. I layered all of the flowers and then added a lite blue pearl by Prima in the center of all of the flowers!!
I hand cut a basket shape and then added strips onto with pop up dots to make the basket look 3-D. I inked in a lite blue chalk ink first by Color Box first and then in saddle brown staz on ink. I added a lite blue vintage lace around the top of the basket and wrapped some brown string around it for even more texture. I then cut a 6X6 kraft card base and painted the edges using a malted milk paint dabber. Then I cut a cosmo cricket lite blue and cream polka dot paper to use as my card center and layered it with a brown cardstock from my mind's eye to make it pop of the kraft base. I placed a vintage doily in the center of the lite blue paper and then added my basket with pop dots and started to layer the flowers. I used a cosmo cricket rubon in the center of a stamping up label punch and inked the edges and placed it under the basket lace. I LOVE the way it turned out and I am really glad I played along with this challenge!! THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)


Cath said...

Hey Larissa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Nancy W said...

Beautiful card!

Christine said...

Wow, your card is stunning!! I think you accomplished what you set out to do. Those flowers look so beautiful in the basket!! The doily behind it all is the perfect backdrop!! Well done Larissa!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

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