Monday, December 16, 2013

Gorgeous Corner Flowers

Sharing with you my post that is on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today...enjoy!!

Hello Friends, glad to be with you here on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.
Can I say I LOVE a new product Classy Cards 'n Such is carrying in the shop?
I can, good because I LOVE these new stencils Beverly has added.
The one I am showing you today is called "Corner Flowers".  It is a larger stencil, making a larger card, so soft and pretty, I just have to give you a small tutorial of how I created it!!
I started with one of my new, all time favorite papers "Champaign Neenah Pearlized Metallic".
I use this paper a lot, as it is gorgeous and a wonderful quality!
I cut a piece of watercolor paper slightly larger then the "Corner Flowers" stencil and ran it through
my Cuttlebug using the normal stacking sequence you would use to emboss a Spellbinders die.
You will want to tape your die to the paper with removable  tape before running it through your machine, and leave the tape on after embossing.
I am using the watercolor paper for two reasons, one it is a bit thicker then an ordinary paper, giving a nice deep impression, and two, it will allow me to "color" on it very easily. 
To "color" the flowers,  while the stencil is still taped to the paper, use "Perfect Medium" and
"pounce" it over your entire stencil, until you can tell it is all covered. Perfect Medium is the
pad, somewhat like Versamark that comes with your Perfect Pearls. 
Carefully remove your tape from your stencil and lift the stencil off your paper (you don't want to bend your stencil or smear your paper).
Now, here is the fun part.  With a small paint brush, just dip your brush into Perfect Pearls ( you just need a little bit) and start "painting" your colors on.  After all the flowers are "painted", take a larger, soft brush, and brush  all the excess perfect pearls off onto a scrap piece of paper. I then, just slightly "heat set" the colors with my heat gun.   Wow, isn't it pretty?
Trim the extra off your finished piece, and slightly "pop" it up with "Joy Foam Pads Large"
To finish my card, I stamped a beautiful sentiment from JustRite's "Poppies Label Twenty Nine".
Then lined up a Spellbinders die from Decorative Labels Eight and cut out my sentiment.
I lightly sponged ink around the edge of the label, attached it to my card with Joy Foam Pads Small.
To finish off my card I added a small amount of bling, using Amber Rhinestones.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  There are other "stencils" in the shop and more coming.
I will be back, with yet another "technique using the stencils, later in the month!


Primitive Seasons said...

Diane this is beautiful and I have a ton of PP. Will have to try this in the new year when, hopefully, there is more time.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Diane!! Those flowers look amazing!! The colors are so pretty!! And I absolutely love the sentiment!! Fabulous as always my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Sherrie K. said...

I love your card! It is gorgeous! The inking and the pretty raised images are gorgeous!
Have a super day!
Sherrie K

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, pretty! I just love all the texture and beautiful, soft color!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful Diane! I bet this looks even more stunning IRL ... Can't wait to hear your news!!! Sending hugs

Mary Jo said...

What a pretty card. Love the color and the technique used.