Sunday, July 12, 2009

Have a Delightful Day!

This is my second entry for the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Stamp Star Challenge. This is the second of five weekly challenges and it was paper piecing. Whew....who knew paper piecing could be so exhausting?? I'm worn out! This card was a lot of fun to play with, but it was a lot of cutting. I have a renewed love for my Cutter Bee scissors and tweezers!

I used three Shady Tree Studios flower stamps (Artsy Blooms, Closed Tulip and Iris Bloom) and several from the Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterflies set for this card. The patterned paper is Stampin' Up!'s Tea Party collection and BasicGrey Urban Prairie and Boxer.

Many of the elements were popped up using different thicknesses of foam tape to give it a 3-D look. Here's a closeup to give you an idea of all the dimension. I used Stampin' UP!'s dimensionals for the thinner layers and Therm O Web foam squares for the thicker layers. I also used two different papers for each flower to give them a variegated look as well as some additional dimension.

The sentiment layer was also popped up with the foam squares. As I often say, much of my design is about covering up mistakes and that's how the sentiment came to be....I had a flub on my airbrushing and got some green on the blue and had to cover it up!

The butterflies were all stamped on the Urban Prairie Hayfield paper, cut out, covered with Glossy Accents to give them some stability.

Here's a closeup of the one I adhered to my bow. The ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and is a dream to work with! I used the Bow Easy to make the bow - you can also get that invaluable tool through Sharon. The butterfly was adhered with a glue dot.

I cut out 2 of the ladybugs from the Hayfield paper (THAT was a challenge in and of itself!!), covered them with Glossy Accents and stuck them on top of my brads for the sentiment panel.

Sorry for the novel but there is a lot going on with this card! Thanks for hanging in here with me!
Hope your weekend is going well!


Sandy Hulsart said...

Holy cow, you are the Queen of Cutting things out, goodness, this is amazing. I love how you pieced the different parts of the flowers. And then the different thicknesses of dimension is brilliant. This card sure looks like a winner to me. Love the little ladybugs. I sure hope CHF visits your blog so they can see all the little details. Wonderful card, Robin, you did good!!

Loopster said...

All your work certainly shows!!! This card is too too precious.

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh my, there is a lot of work here! Love the close up photos! So many great details, beautiful bow - tiny butterflies-- great card!

chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is just GORGEOUS - Robin!!!! This is a beautiful bouquet of flowers!!! It does look like a lot of work, but it's all worth it!!! Love the smashing bow and the 3-D look of the flowers !!!

Have a geat evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Janine said...

Absolutely fabulous Robin!!!

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers, butterflies, and ribbon!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Robin...this is soooo gorgoeus!!!! I can't believe your did all that cutting...WOW, girl!!! I sure hope this is another winner!!! Love your bow, too...I gotta get one of those bow thingys!!!

Maria Matter said...

This is gorgeous Robin! the flower, the layers....that ribbon...absolutely gorgeous!
Blessings, Maria