Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Gorgeous Floral Card with Wild Whisper & Xyron

Happy hump day!
All the winter weather has me feeling down. So I decided to give myself a much needed pick me up by making something pretty. Enter Wild Whisper, this week's collaboration with Team Xyron. And today I'll be showing how beautiful papers from this Canadian based company helped me to create this gorgeous floral card.

Supplies Used
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Embroidery Hoop (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Leaves, Spring (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Journaling Card- Flowers & Leaves (Sizzix)
Magnetic Platform (Sizzix)
ColorBox Premium Dye Ink- Coral (Clearsnap)
ColorBox Art Daubers (Clearsnap)
Green Cardstock
Mini Pom-Poms
Trimmer (Swingline)
Clear Drying Liquid Glue

For this collaboration, I chose to work with the stunning Forever & Always Paper Pack. The beautiful florals and soft palette drew me in an.

I started by cutting down my burlap patterned paper to create a 5"X 7" card front. Then trimmed the floral paper to 4 3/4"x 6 3/4" to layer on top.

I die cut the remnants of the burlap paper with Eileen Hull's Embroidery Hoop die and also cut another out of chipboard.

I used the inner chipboard ring as a stencil and traced a circle around this sentiment I found on another sheet from the Forever & Always pack. Then cut out the circle with a scissor.

Then I ran the cut-outs through the Creative Station Lite. I positioned my sentiment in the center to minimalize waste. Then layered the burlap die cuts over the chipboard and adhered them together.

After I used a Xyron Mega Runner to adhere my card front layer together, I attached my embroidery hoop to the card front and framed my sentiment.

I used Eileen Hull's Leaves, Spring & Card- Flowers & Leaves dies to cut leaves in multiple shades of green cardstock.

 I also die cut lots of small flowers from this pretty gray and white flower paper (also included in the Forever & Always Paper Pack). Then inked all the centers with Clearsnap's ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Coral.

When the ink was completely dried, I spritz the flowers with water and used a stylus and foam mat to shape the flowers. I repeated the process with the leaves.
Then I layered the flowers together, attaching them with clear-drying liquid glue. I topped off each flower with a mini pom-pom ball for a center. 

I built a floral arch onto the top of the embroidery hoop by first layering the dark leaves and working my way lighter as I stacked them. Then adhered the flowers in the center of the arch.

And finally attached this stunning piece to a 5"x7" card base.

Look at all the wonder texture and layers!

The pom-pom centers are subtle yet gorgeous!

And here is an up-close look at the finished card...

I hope the card brought a little cheer to your holiday gloom like it did mine! And I hope that this inspires you to create your own cheer too!!

Until next time...

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