I’m thrilled to be playing with the Stamp Simply girls again! Today we’re focusing on checks. I love pastel checks and chose to work with peach gingham in this design.
The peach checked background paper is from Graphic 45 – Once Upon A Springtime, as well as the fairy I incorporated into the card. Fairies are always a hit with me, I love how she appears to be enchanted with the flowers. I’ve nestled her amidst the baby’s breath. I added glitter to her wings, dress and flowers in her hair. Quickie glue pens are perfect for fine layers of glitter.
The larger flowers were made with Daisy Head dies, the smallest flowers were made with Blossom 2 dies, and the leaves were made with a die from the Sunflower 1 dies, all from Spellbinders. The white embossed and cut layer was created with the EH1814 Open Passe-Partout brass stencil.
To create a ruffled effect in the gingham ribbon, I baste stitched along the center of the ribbon and then gathered the ruffle. I adhered the flowers and leaves over the basting. I used a Sizzix leaf spray die to make the smaller leaves. The ribbon is placed over a border made with the Floral Doily Accents dies from Spellbinders. Kaiser pearls were used liberally on the flowers and border. A gingham ribbon tab was tucked in behind the flowers.
I used a craft knife to cut the openings in the white layer of paper after I embossed it. I ran the stencil through the Grand Caliber to emboss the white paper. Using a paper cutter I made a 1/2 inch border around the outer edges of the embossed image.
All layers and larger flowers and leaves were placed on 2mm foam tabs for added dimension to the design. I also placed the very bottom portion of the fairy on a 2mm foam tab. The flower petals were painted with a mixture of Gum Arabic and Pearl Ex powder. I used an 18kt Krylon pen around some of the edges of the flower petals. I included a cluster of Kaiser pearls inside the largest flower.
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Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
TUTORIALS for making flowers:
Flower Tutorial Part I
Flower Tutorial Part II
Flower Tutorial Part III
Flower Tutorial Part IV
Tools I use for optimum results in making flowers and embossing leaves:
Embossing Pad A5
Embossing Tool- Extra Small (for leaf veins)
Embossing Tool - Small Ball (for small flowers, leaves and butterflies)
Embossing Tool – Large Ball (for mid-size flowers and leaves)
Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (4.5mm) (for large flowers and leaves)
Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (6mm) (for large flowers and leaves)
Ribbon: 7/8″ Peach Checked Ribbon – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Old Olive
Paper: Pearly White, Orange, Moss Green, Graphic 45 – Once Upon a Springtime – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (available in a kit with gorgeous silks, flowers and gemstones)
Stencil: EH1814 Open Passe Partout
Spellbinders’: Grand Caliber, Daisy Heads, Sunflowers 1, Floral Doily Accents, Blossom 2 (Spellbinders’ dies can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Accessories: Baby’s Breath, Tacky Glue, Zip Dry Adhesive, Foam Tabs, Glitter, Quickly Glue Pen, Kaiser Pearls, Sizzix Leaf Branch Die, Scor It, Craft Knife, 18kt. Krylon Pen, Needle, Thread
Thank you so much for stopping by, wishing you a warm, sunny weekend with family and friends!