Sunday, November 10, 2019

Encouragment Card- Choose to Shine w/ I Am Roses

Hello, Crafty Friends!!

Woooo, it's cold!! Dropping temps can only mean one thing... WINTER!!
And today, I created a card for the I Am Roses team that embraces the chili weather with a cool color palette.

Supplies Used
White Lilies Medium (I Am Roses)
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 (Sizzix)
110 lb. Cardstock- Kraft, Cream (Recollections)
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Green Cardstock (Coredinations)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Sailor's Sky Sparletz (Buttons Galore and More)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide- Peacock Feathers (Ranger Ink)
Life Changing Blending Brushes (Picket Fence Studios)
Hemp Twine
Tim Holtz Chipboard Quotes (Avantus)
Big Shot (Sizzix)

You know I love my elongated cards and the extended surface area is a great canvas for using these substantial I Am Roses flowers.

Today, I used these of I Am Roses White Lilies. And though these perennials tend to die back in the fall, their beautiful white blooms remind me of the purity of snow.

I started with a #10 sized (9 3/8" x 4"-folded) car base made from Kraft cardstock and two mats of patterned paper measuring 9 1/4" x 3 7/8".

Then, using the floral lace looking die of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 dies set, I die cut the corner of the top left of the lacy pastel paper.

Then I ran it through my Big Shot machine a second time moving the die to the lower diagonal corner.

With a Life Changing Blending Brush, I inked on Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink all along the edges and throughout the lacy cut-out.

Then I cut Skeleton Leaves from Cream and Green cardstock.

 I used a Xyron Mega Runner to layer the card panels together onto the card.

Then, I attached the leaves to the center of the card, laying the longer leaves at a diagonal.

I create multi-loop bows from hemp twine and attached them onto the base of each cream-colored skeleton leaf.

I took each lily and wrapped their stem around a wooden dowel to create spirals.

Then grouped the White Lilies into two bundles of three an attached the onto the card front.

**Option to Flower Arranging Yourself**
If you have difficulty in flower arrangement, I suggest using I Am Roses' pre-made flower sprays.
They take all the guessing out of pairing and arranging flowers together. An you simply attach the sprays in its entirety.

Check out their assortment of sprays HERE.

I stashed an extra multi-loop bow in between the two lily bundles to fill the gap.

Then, for a bit, of sparkle and shine, I attached an assortment of bling form the bag of  Sailor's Sky Sparletz.

Lastly, I attached this encouraging sentiment from Tim Holtz Chipboard Quotes.

And here is the final card...

Look at these gorgeous flowers... there's just so much detail and texture!

These beautiful blooms are quite sturdy and hold their shape extremely well even with constant handling.

I really love that, like many of I Am Roses flowers, these are stemmed. I love being able to "pose" and manipulate the flowers or even turn their stems into curly vines.

It really is a great added feature.

This card was really relaxing to make. I hope whoever receives it feels the serenity and love I poured into it.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and it inspires you to create something beautiful!

Until next time...

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