Saturday, 25 February 2012

Last Week for Free & Easy February at Allsorts

Good morning. Hurrah it's Saturday so that means it's time for another new challenge at 

and this is our last week of 


Here's what I decided to make this week:

And this is how I did it:
I started by creating a 5"x7" base card using some textured Bazzill card stock in Buttermilk and then I cut another piece of textured card stock in Kraft to mat and layer over the front slightly smaller. Using a Spellbinders Blossoms die I die cut and embossed an aperture in the Kraft card and added some gorgeous red seam binding around the lower half. Before I adhered this to the base card I positioned it and mae some light pencil marks around the inside of the aperture so I could get the right position to stamp the Hero Arts Dogwood image direct to the base card.
I then stamped the image again onto another piece of the Buttermilk card - coloured both the images with PM's - and then cut and layered the flowers. I added some co-ordinating Card Candi to the centre of the flowers. 

To finish the seam binding along the bottom - I added a bow and the sentiment that was stamped onto two tags - using Sizzix TH Tiny Tabs and Tags dies  and then a few adhesive pearls to finish.

The Kraft card with aperture was adhered to the card base using 3D foam pads.

I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it too.

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Please pop over to the main challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's gorgeous inspiration this week - there is some beautiful work as always.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday
Stempelsonne - A Flower for You
Aud Sentiments - Include a Sentiment with Happy in it
Crop Stop - Include at least 3 Flowers
DRS Designs - Use a Tag
Papertake Weekly - Get Krafty
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Birthday

Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.


Dawn said...

I just love the way you layered the dogwood flowers! Just lovely! Thank you for joining in at Creative Mondays!

Dreja said...

Eine wunderschöne Blumenkarte!

Danke für´s Mitmachen an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Mummylade said...

I really like the dimensions!

brenda said...

I love Hero Dogwood Debs and it looks really stunning how you have layered it into the aperture.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Fluffles said...

A great card Debs - I so love that stamp, must dig it out and use it again. Have a fun weekend, Jx

Vicky said...

Fabulous card sweetie love the design you have done the effect is fabulous!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dragonlady said...

Love the texture and dimension. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun these flowers are just so so beautiful love how you have layered them its so effective hugs Cherylxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its so pretty Debs - i love the 3D flowers
Lisa x

Annie said...

love those flowers Debs, and a gorgeous card. enjoy your weekend. hugs, annie x

Shelia said...

love your flowers and the dimension on this beauty!! Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs!

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Debs! it's a really sweet image and the flowers look fab with the candy centres!! I love the card and the way you've done the aperture - looks fab! it's a really sweet card!
Hope you are well hun - have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Debs! Love the image and the layered flowers look fab. Hope you have a lovely evening hun :o) Lisa x

Liz, said...

Gorgeous card, love that layout with teh aperture,

Liz x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

HI Debs

Such a great card hun I love, love the kraft and the apature is so effective!

enjoy your weekend hunni!

Em xxx

Claire said...

This is a stunning card, love the layered flowers. Gorgeous! Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Debs. I love the pretty layered flowers and the tag sentiment is so lovely.

Donna x

Fleur said...

An absolute beauty Debs, love the flowers
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jules said...

Hi Debs

A great card.

Love how you have used the aperture for that fantastic image.

Your little sentiment display is gorgeous too!

I hope all is good with you and yours!

Have a good Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Mary J said...

So gorgeous Debs! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

M x

Katie said...

Lovely card! The flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog!

Donna said...

Hi Debs, this card is a real beauty and I love the way you have placed your decoupaged flowers in the aperture, such a pretty effect! :) Donna ♥ x

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design, colors, and simplicity. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Seija said...

It's a wonderful card, so lovely flowers, love this 3D Look!
Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
XOXO Michi

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I kinda got lost on the directions but I sure had a good time reading and drooling and recognizing all the love, time and hard work that went into this AMAZING card!!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OHhhh. I I get it. You cut out the flower petals. I thought it was a die cut too. Again, magnificent card.

Veronica said...

Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

Jo Channon said...

Hi Debs

Really loving this card and I think I must look out for the stamp that you used. Hope that you have enjoyed a good weekend
Jo x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, wow this is absolutely stunning, hugs Pops x x x

Ira Huberts said...

Your flowers pop up beautifully Debs! Looks so pretty! Thanks for your sweet visit to my blog, have a lovely day, Ira

Michelle B. said...

Wow, so incredibly beautiful! Fab dimension, love the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

Pam said...

Beautifully done. I love the way your flowers look. Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs and good luck!

Lisa Watson said...

Love the window card and the wonderful flowers popping out from behind the window. Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!!

febe said...

Perfect in every detail - colors, design and layers. Sweet and beautiful!

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Debs this is absolutely beautiful, those flowers look stunning, the 3'd effect really helps make them stand out, the colours and design look superb
Lorraine x