Sunday, February 25, 2018

Pretty Blooms

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!

Hello, Diane with you today with a 'Z' card and featuring the
newly released stamp set 'Pretty Blooms'.

Products used in the making of this card:
Embossing Powder:  Key Lime EP219
Tonic:  Balustrade In Bloom Die Set 1488E
Misc:  Designer Papers, Sequins

This 'Z' card is very simple to make.
Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11
with the 11" piece across the top of your score board,
score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"

For the second part of the 'Z'
cut a piece of card stock 3 1/2 x 8 1/2"
score at 2 1/8 x 4 1/4'
(I have the picture reversed, just flip it around)

The next picture shows how you will 'attach' one to the other.
However before doing this, 
you will want to decorate with your designer paper first.
Once done,adhere with  Tear-ific Tape 1/4",
being careful to put tape on just part of the front left
so it can fold, you can see where it will fold from left to right.

Using a Tonic beautiful die set 'Balustrade In Bloom',
I die cut it in white card stock.
I stamped the image with Versamark embossing ink,
then embossed with Key Lime embossing powder.
I did this twice, then colored with Copics and fussy cut one complete set out,
and fussy cut just the flowers and leaves from the second set.
I added the image to the die cut, then 'popped' the second set
of flowers on top, giving a bit of a '3D' look.
This was then attached to the front panel of the Z.

I ran two strips of 1/4" Tear-ific tape down each front  panel, 
and two 1/4"  Tear-ific Tape strips down each inside (back) panel,
then added Creamsicle glitter and Margarita glitter to each strip.
Using a Sakura Glue Pen on the flower  petals, 
Creamsicle glitter was added as well.

Here is  a complete picture of the card opened to full Z.

Using the same Tonic Balustrade In Bloom die set,
I cut two pieces for the sentiment inside (sentiment is part of the Pretty Blooms set).
The fussy cut leaves were tucked under that.

I finished the card with a few well placed sequins.

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Entering the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams .... Flowers
Stamping Sensations ..... Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies .... Special Folds
Allsorts .... Something With a B (blooms)
Cardz for Galz .... Stamping
Scrapyland  .... Dies (Tonic)


Judy Woodland said...

Oh wow, what awesome colors. I love how you have done those flowers, so different. And then the strips to pick up the colors of the rest of the card is just genius!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, wow! These are such great instructions, Diane! Bookmarking! Soooooo gorgeous with the green embossed image, with orange flowers and that incredibly beautiful designer paper. Love the glitter stripes as perfect accents, too. Folds flat for mailing... got to love that! Awesome project!

Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! I love the beautiful colors!! The fold is fabulous!! The details are amazing!! Wow!! I love, love this, Diane!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with those spring colors and I love the look of the Z fold.

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love this! What a great fold! Need to give that a try! I love the Balustrade die too. Your pastel colors are so sweet on this beauty!

Darlene said...

GORGEOUS! Love these colors and your design is fabulous! I haven't made a card like this in AGES ... thanks for inspiration! Now I know what I will do after a bit of house cleaning! LOL

brenda said...

This is just so pretty Diane, an interesting fold and the pretty blooms and colour give a lovely Spring like feel (just a shame about the temperature outside). Thanks so much for joining in with for our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts and 'Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a lovely card Dianne and I love the spring colours that you've used. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card. Loving those citrus colours! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Sian said...

Beautiful! I love these bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card and great fun fold! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers, colors and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Wynn Walton said...

Love the fold and dies you've used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

Lori Kobular said...

Such a beautiful spring card! The colors are so pretty and the paper you used is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

susiestacey said...

Such a pretty card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'I Spy B' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

What a fun folding. Thank you for participating in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

Lori Kobular said...

Your flowers look beautiful! I love the glittery stripes down the side of your card to!