Monday, March 15, 2021

IAR Monthly Challenge - You Are Loved Card

Hello Crafty Friends! 
It's March 15th and time for another I Am Rosses Blog Challenge!!

If you are unfamiliar with the IAR Blog Challenge,  Every month, on the 15th, there is a new Blog Challenge. Create a project using I Am Roses products and link your project to their blog by the end of the month and winners will be chosen to win some amazing prizes. I recommend you head on over to their blog to check it out!! There you will see inspiration from the I Am Roses Design Team and what other creators such as yourself are making.

For more info or to participate and link your project, go to the I am Roses Challenge Blog.

Here is what I created for this month's Challenge...

IAR Supplies Used

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot Foldaway  (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Mandala Die (Sizzix)
Rejoice Sentiment Dies- You are Loved (Diamond Press)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Patterned Paper  (Kingston Crafts)
110 lb White Cardstock
Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Heart Rhinestones (Buttons Galore)
Clear Drying Liquid Glue

I started by building my card base from a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of 110 lb white cardstock folded in half to create a 5 1/2" squared card. Then attached a 5 1/4" piece of Kingston Crafts' teal and white polka dot patterned paper using my Xyron Mega Runner.

To create the intricate doily, I ran more white cardstock through my Creative Station machine and die-cut it using my Eileen Hull Mandala Die through a Big Shot Foldaway machine. Because this is a very intricate die, I substituted one cutting plate for a chrome precision plate to ensure that it would cut out each tiny detail. Then poked out all the tiny tidbits with ease with the help of my die brush tool.

I created a simple shadow for my doily by placing my mandala die flat onto a piece of pink paper, also from Kingston Crafts, and tracing out its silhouette. Then cut it out by hand with a scissor.

I adhered the mandala die-cut on top and inked around the edges using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and a mini blender tool then attached it to my card base.

Finally, I can start building up those beautiful flowers...

I usually start with the biggest which is the Pink Belinda's Dream Rose. This one I wanted in the center of the arrangement.

Then I surrounded the big rose with a bundle of three Pink Variegated Cherry Blossoms on each side.

Next, I tucked in Pale Green Leaves. I used a total of six.

Then I tucked in draped small Hot Pink Variegated Rose Buds. I used a total of ten of them. You will see all of them in the final card pictures.

I planned on sending this card to a dear friend of mine who is going through a difficult time so I wanted the sentiment big and heartfelt. So I chose this sentiment that says "You are Loved" and die cut the background from vellum and the words itself from more white cardstock. 

Then to blended on more Picked Raspberry ink onto the die-cut to tie it onto the card better.

Lastly. I used these tiny heart-shaped rhinestones and attached them by sticking them onto my mega runner and peeling them up. It applied instant adhesive to the backs of my rhinestones without having to wait for any glue to dry. Then I simply added the gems to my card.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to create something beautiful of your own!

Don't forget to head on over to the I am Roses Challenge Blog for more inspiration 
To enter and link up your projects!!

Thanks for stopping by and 


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