Friday, June 13, 2014

Loves Me~ Loves Me Not

This is my post at Classy Cards 'n Such today
showcasing the card I did for our "Make Your Own Background" challenge!
I hope you pop on over and leave some "love" if you would like!
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Hi Diane here with you today....
Did the title of my post get your
I hope so, as I have this pretty card to tell you about!!

This week at Classy Cards 'n Such, our challenge is 
"Make Your Own Background"
using either a "stencil" or a "background stamp"....

After much "dilemma" of which to use, I chose a "stencil"!!
My stencil is the beautiful Memory Box "Texture Brilliant"...
I sponged on Sky Blue ink using TH Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool....
You want to "softly" sponge, so as not to get the "round" shape on your paper,
adding more color on top of color as you go, giving a nice "soft" and "natural" look!!

I have to honestly admit, after it was done I wasn't sure where I was going next with it...
but decided to pull out my Sizzix Susan's Garden Mini Daisy die....
This is a very tiny die with 16 petals each flower, but don't let it fool you
as it is super easy to construct...

After my petals were cut, I added Susan's Garden PanPastels Flower Garden coloring kit
using the Diarykide Yellow applied to the inside tips of my flowers...
I constructed the flowers with the help of the Susan's Garden Tool Kit
After the flowers were done, I added a very tiny bit of Viva Pearl Pen Green
to each center and topped them with some yellow flocking....
this step also helps adhere them together.

While my flowers were drying, I cut out the Memory Box Quinn Flourish
After adding the bow, I decided to leave the card "as is", as I wanted
to really showcase the background!!

I invite you to enter our "Make Your Own Background" challenge this week....
we would love to see "your" creations and you "could" win a prize as well!!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon Challenge .... Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafty Girls Challenge .... Anything Goes #20
Southern Girls ....Die Cuts/Punches
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge .... Stencil It


ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous creation.
Gr Elly

Ros Crawford said...

I LOVE your stencilling!! So very pretty and your bouquet is beautiful!

Kristi said...

So pretty! Love your stenciled background and pretty yellow flowers! Have a great weekend!♥

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love that stenciled background and the beautiful flowers and die cut! So pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Darlene said...

This is SO FABULOUS Diane! Love that stenciled background and that floral cluster is 'precious'! Love the yellow ... bright & cheerful (just like you, lol) LOVE IT!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! I love the stenciled background!! It looks amazing!! The flowers are so beautiful!! What a stunning card my friend!! Love it!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! It's supposed to be sunny and nice here with no rain so maybe some quality outdoor time ;) Have a great weekend :)

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Leslie Miller said...

That is the prettiest little nosegay! Sweet, sweet, SWEET! Love how your background radiates from its center. I'm so intrigued by those Susan's Garden kits you mentioned. Flower coloring kit? Oooooh!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Diane! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Angie said...

Lovely card! Love the center piece! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful creation, love the lay-out!
Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!
♥ Sandra ♥

Chris said...

Wow! Beautiful! The lovely stencilled background is such a perfect contrast to the vibrant yellows of the pretty centre piece.
Thanks for sharing with us at Southern girls.