Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Basket of Best Wishes

Inspiration

Here's a basket of flowers created by combining two lovely sets from Heartfelt Creations' August release, the Decorative Basket Collection. The basket is the Woven Basket - a nice basket image you can fill with any set of flowers to set the mood!

Basket of Best Wishes

Ingredients


Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"

Paper

Bermuda Bay (SU!)7" x 10"; scored at 5"
Linen Closet ivory patterned paper (DCWV)4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Pale Plum (SU!)4" x 5"
Very Vanilla (SU!)7/8" x 2 5/8"
Linen Closet brown patterned paper (DCWV)4" x 5"
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)4" x 5"

Inks

Soft Suede (SU!)
Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Stamps

HCPC 3411: Woven Basket PreCut Set
HCPC 3362 Angel Trumpet Flower PreCut Set

Accessories

HCD 714: Decorative Layered Basket Die
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Fancy Tags 2 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Handsome Hunter marker (SU!)
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
Wild Pansy adhesive gems (Bazzill Basics)
Xyron
Stamp-a-ma-Jig
ATG
Foam squares
Zip-Dry
Scor-Pal
Scissors
Rotary trimmer

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut blue cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold.

BASKET

Basket Vine 1

Stamp the basket on the brown patterened paper in brown ink. Cut out the basket using the basket outline die.

MAT

Cut ivory patterned paper to 4 7/8" x 6 7/8". Use the green marker to color just the leaves & swirls on the trumpet flower stamp.


Basket Vine 2

Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the swirls on the ivory paper, positioning them where they will show outside the edges of the basket.



Basket Vine 4

Stamp the same swirls/leaves in black ink on white paper. Cut the leaves out closely, and color them with a G29 COPIC marker.

FLOWERS

Stamp the flowers on white paper in black ink. Trim the entire bouquet closely. Stamp the bottom three flowers again, and trim out just the fronts of the blossoms. Color the leaves in the bouquet with the G29 COPIC, and the flowers with V91 and V95 markers.

ASSEMBLY

Mount the ivory mat on the front of the card, and the basket lined up with the stamped leaves/swirls. Glue the individual leaves over the stamped leaves. Mount the bouquet in the basket opening. Use foam tape on the individual flower fronts to mount them to the matching blossoms. Adhere 3 purple gems in the centers of each flower.

SENTIMENT

Cut/emboss a fancy tag from the light purple paper. Cut a rectangle out of vanilla paper measuring 7/8" x 2 5/8", and stamp the sentiment in blue ink in the center of the vanilla rectangle. Mount the sentiment on the tag, and the tag at the bottom center of the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

3 comments:

Sue W said...

What a fabulous job you did with this card Lisa Lynne! I love these trumpet flowers and the leaves with a flourish are just perfect!

~Heidi~ said...

Beautiful!!! I love the use of the trumpet flower with the basket and the leaves...You did great!

Helen said...

So beautiful!

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