Monday, February 16, 2015

Pop-Up Hydrangea

This is a birthday card for my sister-in-law who loves to garden.  I cannot tell a lie. I spent a ton of time on it, but she is worth every minute.   The flower pot is from Buds and Vases by Melanie Muenchinger. I watched a video on how to color a flower pot and then  I stamped and colored it and then fussy cut it.  The hydrangea is an IO die. After I sponged the little flowers to get a variety of colors, I glued all the small flowers onto the base flower.  I cut a hole in the top of the pot so I could put the hydrangia in the flower pot. Then I covered the hole with some grass.  The grass die cut with Easter eggs is from Die-Namites. I used some designer paper from ODB for the background. The actual pop-up is from Sizzix.  I cut it from heavy card and the designer paper and glued them together, I added another piece of pp with a sentiment from Theresa Momber that is embossed with black powder to make it stand out.  For the outside of the dard I used a chicken wire stencil that I made from a MFT die and stenciled it with cantaloupe and angel pink inks.  Then I stamped the hydrangea collage on top and colored it. I cut it with a Spellbinder die.  I layered the card base with some decorator paper that I had in my scraps drawer and added a chicken wire die cut in lavender.  I used some pop dots on the focal image to give it some dimension.  Her birthday is not until April, but I always do them way ahead so I don't have to rush.  I want their special cards to be as special as they are.
I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Pink gingham

This is a quick and simple card that I made for the IO Challenge, It Must be Love.  I stamped white card with the cover a card gingham stamp then cut it on a diagonal.  I layered the diagonal on pink card and then embossed some leaves and the sentiment in white.  I glued the heart flourish die cut on the diagonal.

I used the following IO products
Die 126U
Silhouette 7 - B5557
Cover a Card Gingham CC006

I will also enter it in the Dies R Us Challenge20 Flourishes