Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pink Flower Flap Fold card

Hey folks, it's Holly posting today.  This is the card I created for the Die Cuts challenge here on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Can you tell which die cuts I've used?  :-)

The flower was created with the Build A Flower #1 set, which has everything you need to make a complete flower.  It comes with the leaf, the flower petals, and the stamens and other center flower pieces that you can mix and match to make your own custom flowers.  I die cut everything from a confetti cream cardstock, and then I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's (Think Pink set) and started coloring the flower petals and the leaves.  I actually used all five of the H2O colors to achieve a nice variegated look.  Once the paint dried, I sponged some brown ink over everything to give it a vintage appearance.  You can see the gorgeous shimmer on the petals and leaves from the Twinkling H2O's.  To give the petals and leaves some dimension, I used my fingers to curl up all the edges.  I pushed the spiky center pieces up for even more texture.

My flower is adhered to a Flap Fold card (tutorial from Technique Junkies) and I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Sentiments (JustRite) to the right of the flower.  When you open the first flap, you see this latticed panel.  I die cut a French Lattice Small Frame and adhered the lattice to some paper from the Pretty In Pink paper pad (Glitz), and then I trimmed off the edges.  Isn't that cool?  You don't have to use the entire piece of a die cut - just use your imagination and free yourself from limitations.  :-)

Have you pulled out your dies and created something?  We'd love to see what you've come up with - enter it in our challenge and you might be the next winner!

Such a great card, Holly!   Thanks!!!

All of the challenge details are here.   Please be sure to read the guidelines on this page and enter away!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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