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Friday, April 18, 2014

Million & One Flower Shop - CASE

I've been a big fan of Dawn Griffith for several years now and always make a point of checking out what's new on her blog.  Last week I came across a card she made called "A Million And One Flowers".  I liked it so much, I just had to drop everything and CASE it in it's entirety.  I think you'll agree its FABULOUS!
Million & One Stamp Set sentiment............how bold and beautiful is that?

Here's My Card: 
Sample One:  This is the first card I made CASing Dawn's design.  For this one I changed the rhinestones to Basic Pearls, and it gave the card a real "wow" look.
Sample Two:  For this card, I used Basic Rhinestones the same as in Dawn's post.  They look beautiful.  For this card I changed up the Petite Petals flowers by using two different stamp designs, however, I prefer the polka dot petal design in Sample One.

Stamp Sets:  
Flower Shop #130942, Petite Petals #133155 and A Million & One #126377
Flower Shop Stamp Set:  Clear Mount # 130942 $21.95 or Wood Mount #130939 $29.95 Six beautiful floral stamps that coordinate with the Pansy Punch.  
Petite Petals Stamp Set:  Clear Mount # 133155 $11.95 or Wood Mount #133152 $15.95. One beautiful flower, six gorgeous designs--it's the stamp set that keeps on giving! Includes 6 stamps. Coordinates with the Petite Petals Punch. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in both wood- and clear-mount.  Bundle the Petite Petals Stamp Set and the Petite Petals Punch and save 15%: Wood #134821 $24.50 or Clear Mount #134822 $21.25.

Million & One Stamp Set:  Clear Mount #126377 Price: $15.95 or Wood Mount #126375 $20.95 You don't need to say thanks in a million ways if you are sincere about just one. The two sentiments in this set are as sincere as they come. Coordinates with the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit.
 Ink:  Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Staz On Black

DSP:  Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, now retired)

Cardstock:  Whisper White and Sahara Sand 

Pansy Punch #130698, Petite Petals Punch #133322, Basic Rhinestones #129324, Adhesive and Dimensionals #104430.
Pansy Punch #130698 $21.95
Petite Petals Punch 133322 $12.95  pg33 Occasions Catalogue coordinates with the Petite Petals Stamp Set. Bundle and save 15% off the purchase of the stamp set and punch until May 31, 2014.
Sahara Sand Card stock:  
Cut the base at 4 1/4" x 11".  Place long side of card stock in trimmer to 5 1/2" mark and then move cutter blade down to 2" mark.  Remove card stock, put short side back in trimmer and line up at 2 1/4" then move cutter blade down to 5 1/2". Remove cardstock from trimmer and score across center at 5 1/2".

Cut two 2 " x 5 1/4" pieces from the Sahara Sand DSP paper (looks like fish scales) . Adhere these pieces to the front and inside panel on the front of the card. In sample one I sponged around the DSP with Sahara Sand ink and a sponge dauber.  This technique gives a nice vintage feel to the card.

Whisper White Card stock:  
Cut a piece of Whisper White to measure 5 1/4" x 4".  This is the inside panel of the card.  Stamp "Fabulous is What You Are" sentiment from the One In a Million stamp set in Staz On Black ink.  Adhere panel to the inside of the card.  Adhere Basic Rhinestones to the swirls on the sentiment.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock stamp 4 quilt patterned flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set in Sahara Sand classic ink.  Punch out these flowers with the Pansy Punch. Now, stamp 5 flowers from the Petite Petals Stamp Set in Sahara Sand ink and punch them out with the Petite Petals punch.  Adhere the small flowers to the centers of the larger flowers with dimensionals, and finish them off with a basic rhinestone in the center.

Starting at left edge of the card adhere the flowers with dimensionals along the width of the front panel. Make sure that your dimensionals are low enough on the flower that they don't show on the reverse of the panel.  Attach the fifth Petite Petal flower to the inside of the front panel with a dimensional. 

That's it, you're done and now you have this amazing WOW card!  Thanks Dawn Griffith

Here are some other cards I've made using this design: 

This card features a Daffodil Delight card base.  The polka dot DSP is from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalogue.  The flowers are inked in Crisp Cataloupe and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment "Celebrate Today is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set. I used Basic Rhinestones for the flower centers and on the curlycews in the sentiment.

In this photo you can see the finishing on the inside of the card.
In this closeup of the card front you can see the sponged detail around the flowers and how it sets off the flowers.  

For this version of the card I used Melon Mambo ink, card stock and Designer Paper.  This card is stunning and bright.  I used Basic Pearls for the details and again the sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned set.  All of the sentiments were stamped in Staz On Black Ink.  

The inside view of the Melon Mambo card.  I love it! So bright and cheery.  Who wouldn't want to receive this card for their special day!

Perfectly Penned stamp set

Okay now for something completely different.  This card uses the same framework but I wanted something cute and funny for an anniversary and I think I succeeded. 
It looks like these little owls are practically flying off the page, but no fear they are holding on tight with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called See Ya Later.  It's retired now, which is really too bad because it's such a great sentiment set.  The sentiment on this card reads "once in a lifetime you meet SOMEONE who changes everything". 

This sweet little owl is constructed with the Owl Builder Punch.  His body is punched out of Baked Brown Sugar in-colour card stock and he has a Real Red vest on.  I had some googlie eyes left over from Halloween and decided to use them for all the owls. The Owl Builder punch not only punches out the owl body but also includes 3 different sized circles for layering the eyes, the heart and the cute little vest.  This is a great punch to have in your collection because it can be used for so much more than "just an owl". 

This is a view of the inside front panel of the card.  Hope you get the humour in this.  The striped paper is in Coastal Cabana and is from the Fresh Prints DSP pack in the Occasions Catalogue. 
Here's the full view of the inside of this card.
 Here's a last look at four of the five cards I've made so far with this card design.  This was a lot of fun.  Hope you enjoy this post.  I'd love to hear your comments so let me know if you like them or not.



Heather Hopson said...

Penny, these are so awesome. Love all of them, but the owl card is the cutest! Love your detail.
Your sister :)

paper bag create said...

Love all them...the melon mambo combo Rawks and the owls are so stinking cute!!! :)