Friday, October 22, 2010

Heard from the Heart Bouquet

I decided that I would like to branch out and try some new challenges.  I'll still participate with the SCS challenges too, but I've been following some others that have a lot of Stampin' Up! and some awesome ideas! 

This card is for the WT293 challenge on SCS to use fabric on your card.  I got rid of almost all my fabric when we moved.  I couldn't find anything in this house that would work without cutting something useful up!  Then I thought of the fabric flowers in the now retired Pretties Kit.

I also wanted to participate in the Just Add Ink40 challenge to use Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue & Pear Pizzazz.  I needed a break from Christmas cards and these pastels really called out to me.

I dyed the flowers by holding them on the ink pads and swiping across them with my bone folder. (Caution! Do clean your bone folder as soon as you're done or the next time you fold a card, you are going to want to kick yourself.) I died the stems of the little seedlings the same way.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the BIG GUY and the Square Lattice Embossing folder.  This piece is @2 5/8" x 5 1/4".  I adhered it to an unebossed piece that is @2" x 5 1/4".  A piece of Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon covers the seam.  I used a sentiment from the Heard from the Heart set and stamped it in Pear Pizzazz.

The flowers are attached with glue dots and I twisted the stems a bit and stuck them down with another glue dot that I kind of squished together so hopefully the card won't stick to the envelope.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Heard from the Heart
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Fabric Flowers, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon

This was a nice change from the Christmas Cards.  I hope you enjoy it too.


Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! I love the soft colours of the flowers against the more muted background colours - just gorgeous. Good tip about how to dye those flowers, too (it can be a very messy process!); thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Love how you have used the JAI colours. Its a very pretty card. Thanks for playing

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Bonnie. I love the way you combined the colours. Thanks for the tips with dying the flowers - I have the Pretties kit and have not used it enough, so your tip will be very useful. x


Beautifully elegant card Bonnie - love the SU sentiment and the embossed panel. Thanks too for sharing your very useful flower-dyeing technique.
Sylvia x

Sue Bayliss said...

Love the dyed flowers a lovely card

Anna Sutherland said...

Beautiful card Bonnie.

Mae Collins said...

Beautiful card, love the dyed flowers.

Danielle Daws said...

Absolutely elegant! Love it!

Tania M. Gould said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing!

Paula said...

Nice, simple, but VERY pretty! Thanks for playing at JAI.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Terrific use of the Pretties flowers and the Heard From The Heart set! I like the simple design, and good for you for trying new challenges!