Monday, April 27, 2020

Brave Beautiful You Card

Hi, Crafty Friends!!
I'm back with more beautiful card projects using gorgeous I Am Roses flowers!
Their flowers make projects absolutely stunning!

I made this card for my beautiful sister. Sshhhh, don't tell her. Those who have been following me on Facebook may have seen posts in regards to my sister battling cancer. And if you know anyone that has had cancer and had gone through treatment, you know it takes a toll on your mind and body. I wanted to create this card especially for her. To remind her that she is so brave and she is so beautiful and soooooo very much loved.

Let me show you how I created it...

I Am Roses Supplies Used
Medium Daisy Flowers (I Am Roses)
Green Daisy Leaves (I Am Roses)
Stamen (I Am Roses)

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz  Mixed Media (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies, Mini (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Bell Jar w/ Pedestal (Sizzix- Retired)
Minty Lace Stack (DCWV)
Distress Oxide Inks- Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Ranger Ink)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat (Advantus)
110 lb. Kraft Cardstock (Recollections)
110 lb. Black Cardstock (Recollections)
110 lb. White Cardstock (Accent)
Heavy Vellum (Grafix)
Acetate (Grafix)
Clear-drying Liquid Glue
Foam Adhesive

I decided that I wanted this card to be 5"x7". I didn't want it to be just an everyday card. I wanted it to be special, so I went for a bigger more substantial size other than the regular/ ordinary A2 (4.25"x5.5")

I cut a piece of honeycomb-patterned paper to 4 3/4" x6 3/4".

Then, I die-cut one corner using this Tim Holtz Mixed Media die, rotated the paper and die cut the diagonal corner.

Next, I layered a 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" piece of white cardstock and attached it a 5"x 7" (folded, kraft card base). I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach all the layers together.

 These Curly Flowers and Medium Daisies have been my latest obsession...

So, once my card base was prepped I started to accent and drape it with leaves

I always start from the bottom up. I laid down the Daisy Leaves, then the Tiny Green Roses Leaves.

Then added Medium Daisy Flowers and Yellow Small Curly Flowers.

Then accented with these adorable Achillea Cottage Flowers.

 Look how beautiful it is already!!

To fill in the gap in the center of my card, I die cut a bell jar. The base from kraft cardstock and the lid from vellum and acetate.

I used my Inktense Pencils to add details to the base. Then, backed it with foam adhesive.

I outlined the entire vellum lid using a white gel pen. This added definition to the lid so you can see where the die-cut ends. Otherwise, it's a strain on the eyes and blurs into the background.

To attach my domed lid to my card I ran the vellum die-cut through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. It covers the back of the die-cut with edge-to-edge adhesive and once applied it's virtually invisible. 

You can't see it in the pics but there is also a clear acetate lid die cut too. Once I ran booth lids through my Xyron Creative Station Lite, I applied the acetate over the vellum to give my dome a shiny yet frosted glass effect.

Then, I attached my bell jar onto my card front.

Inside my bell jar, I added a die-cut I made for a previous project that I decided not to use. It turned out to be perfect for this one!

I ran the branch through my Sticker Maker and attached it to the bell jar.

Now, my branch needs a butterfly to perch upon it...

I die- cut butterfly pieces from black and white cardstock using Mini Detailed Butterflies dies. Then inked the background piece with Mustard SeedSpiced MarmaladeRipe Persimmon Distress Oxide Inks.

Finally, I added the words...
 brave, beautiful, you 
from the Big Chat sticker stack to complete my card.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create something beautiful. 

Life is too short... Be kind, spread love & happiness, make memories!! Create beauty wherever and wherever you can!!

Now, I'm off to put this little lovely in the mail...

Thanks for stopping by! 

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