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,