Apr 17 2014
I’d like to wish everyone peace and love on this ”Good Friday” and a Blessed Easter. On this Good Friday I’m counting my Blessings and am so thankful for my family and friends. They are all very Special to me, precious gifts from Him above.
Today I have card to share that I designed with Graphic 45′s Secret Garden designer pad 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store). This design would also be beautiful using other Graphic 45 papers such as Sweet Sentiments.
Although the roses don’t look small in this enlarged picture, they are about 3/4″ in diameter. They were made using the smallest die from Spellbinder’s Rose Creation dies. I started with white paper and tinted it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (listed at the bottom of this post). The small purple flowers are Prima gypso flowers. The brass bird cage, brass “special” tag and stamens are from Michael’s. The Melissa Francis pearls, peach seam binding and crochet lace are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I created the bow using the Bow Easy ribbon tool.
The delicate white swirl design below the flowers and bow is a Memory Box die called Venita. I wove the seam binding into the crochet lace and layered tulle under the panels. The edges of the panels were distressed and tinted with Antique Linen Distress Ink using a sponge dauber. A bit of crystal glitter was added to two of the corners of the focal panel.
This design is multi-functional, i.e, Easter, birthday, thinking of you, friendship, etc. I pre-made the leaves and roses, so it went together rather quickly.
I’m going to try to not eat too much this Sunday, those chocolate bunnies are going to be hard to resist! . . . LOL!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’ll be back early next week . . . hope to see you then!
Supplies used in this design include:
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Antique Linen, More Mustard, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Old Paper, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Paper: Graphic 45 Secret Garden, (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) White Cardstock
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Diamond Dust Glitter, Melissa Frances Pearls, Mini Misters, Sponge Daubers, Crystal Glitter, Stampa Simply Ribbon Store), Scor It, Prima Gypso Flowers, Bird Cage, Sentiment, White Stamens (Michael’s), Zip Dry Adhesive, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Genesis Paper Trimmer