Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Vintage Spring Card

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm back from my trip and in full crafting gear for the new year! It's been kind of a warm winter with no hard freezes here so I'm hoping that means it will be an early spring for us! I can't wait till all the wildflowers are in bloom... it really is quite beautiful! Until then, I will have to create my own little flowery meadows in my craft room with my beautiful I Am Roses flowers...

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Doily (Sizzix)
110 lb Cardstock- Kraft, Cream (Recollections)
Mariposa Stack (DCWV)
Cutterbee Scissors (EK Success)
Liquid Glue

I am absolutely in love with #10 sized cards!! The long slender look captivates the eye and draws you in. They are not your typical greeting card size yet ships for the same price as a letter because they fit right into legal size envelopes!

I used kraft cardstock for my card base. I cut my cardstock to measure 9 1/4" x 8 1/8" then score and folded it in half to measure 9 1/4" x 3 7/8".

To create a mat for my card, I trimmed a piece of paper from DCWV's Mariposa Stack to 8 1/8" x 3 5/8" and attached it to my card base using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Then, I ran my Mega Runner across the top and bottom of my mat and attached strips of lace trim.

I ran a 5" x 4 1/2" piece of cream cardstock through my Creative Station to add adhesive to the back. Then die-cut it using a Tim Holtz Doily die through my Sizzix Big Shot machine with a Standard Magnetic Platform (Optional- but it helps keep the die in place).
Then, I peeled the film backer and attached the doily to the center of the card.

I used White w/ Pink Edge Variegated Romantica Roses & Pink Curly Roses to create a vertical swag onto one side of my doily. 
Then, I surrounded my largest rose with pairs of Small Green Leaves both above and below it. Then added an extra leaf to each end of the swag.

I then nestled tiny White Achillea Cottage Flowers throughout, tucking them in between the flowers and over leaves.

Using my Cutterbee Scissors, I hand cut these beautiful glittered butterflies from one of the patterned paper sheets of the Mariposa Stack. Then used a Non-Stick Pencil Bone Folder to curl the wings.

I found the bigger butterfly to be too big so decided to just use the remaining small one.

I adhered the butterfly onto the edge of my doily as if it stopped for a little rest.

Then finally, added the phrase "use your wings" from the Tim Holtz Quote Chips to finish off my card.

And here is the completed card...

I love using I Am Roses VARIEGATED (two colors transitioning into each other) flowers. The variegated colors look natural and very realistic.

Look how absolutely stunning they are even up close!

Even the leaves have a brownish tinge to the tips for added realism.

I love how this card turned out! It's almost like I'll be sending a little bouquet in the mail!

I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and that it inspires you to create something beautiful too!

Until next time...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January IAR Challenge- Pure Love Card

Happy Hump Day!! 
It's Wednesday, January 15th, 2020... And that makes this the FIRST official I Am Roses Challenge post of the year!! 

If you've never joined us for a challenge here is how it works...

Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs  Jan 15th - Dec 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “ JAN IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
Here is the breakdown of the Prizes up for grabs:

WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Be sure to stop the I Am Roses for more inspiration, link your projects, or see previous winners!!

For this month's challenge, I created this long gorgeous #10 sized card. Valentine's Day will be here real soon and love will soon fill the air! But instead of using red flowers I used it as a background color. It gives my beautiful white blooms a great base and really makes them pop!! Don't you think?!

I Am Roses Supplies Used

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
110 lb Cardstock- White, Black (Recollections)
Red Polkadot Paper (Paper Play House)
Love Hearts- Sparkletz (Buttons Galore)
Wooden Dowel- Optional

I started with a #10 (9 1/2"x 4 1/8" card base made from black cardstock. A white mat measuring 9 1/4" x 3 7/8". And then my red polka dot mat measuring 9" x 3 1/2".

I ran the red polka dot paper through my Xyron Creative Station then used one of my Tim Holtz Mixed #5 dies and my Sizzix Big Shot with a magnetic platform to cut out a flowery silhouette on one end. I flipped the card over and repeated the same thing on the other end of the card.

Once I had the flower silhouettes cut out, I adhered it onto the white cardstock mat and then onto the black card base using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Then I attached my beautiful White Peonies. I cascaded them toward the bottom. Tucking in small and tiny green leaves under the peonies. 

I saved the stems from the peonies and created little swirly vines by wrapping them around a thin wooden dowel. then tucked those in and glued them in place.

Lastly, I placed my little Love HEarts Sparkletz onto the belt of my Mega Runner to attach adhesive to them and neatly placed each tiny heart around my card.

And here is my finished card...


There is something about white flowers that is so BEAUTIFUL & PURE! I absolutely LOVE them!!

I love the brilliance of these white peonies against the red background!
It's absolutely breathtaking!!

I really hope you enjoyed my card for today and that it inspires you to create something and join in on the challenge too!

Don't forget to stop on by the I Am Roses Official Blog to see what my wonderfully talented Design Tem sisters have created for this challenge!!

Until next time,