February 24, 2011

Let’s Hang Out! ~ TE Feb Blast from the Past Blog Hop

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Another fun blog hop for Taylored Expressions! This month the theme was Go Green.

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I’ve been looking through my mom’s decorating magazines and found one with the most lovely room done in a lively yellow-green, soft pink and bright pink with lots of white. I would show it but I am getting a migraine and just want to post quickly and go to bed.

The flower was made from 4 die shapes; I split each in 2 for an 8 layer flower. After splitting, I punched a hole, spritzed with handmade spray using Perfect Pearls and crumpled them. Then I partially dried them with my heat gun. I gently uncrumpled them and recrumpled them where I needed more creases then I continued to dry them. I flattened them just a bit and threaded them on to a long pronged brad. All that was needed was a bit of fluffing and you get the flower you see here! I used both sets of circle Nesties using 4 of the 5 smallest, excluding the very smallest.

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The card is a gatefold card which made getting the ribbon on straight very easy! Once I glued on the flower, the panel underneath needed a notch cut from it so it would slip under the flower neatly so I cut a notch using an oval Nestie. I wanted foam dots under the whole panel but of course, I didn’t want the right side to stick to the card or it wouldn’t open. So I added the foam dots and punched little flowers out to place over the adhesive. This way they don’t stick to the card and it still looks nice from the other side when open.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
TE Hangin’ Out
Ink: memento black, celery-SU!,
Paper: celery, pretty in pink, white CS-SU!, Hibiscus Burst CS-PTI, DP-DCWV
Accessories: foam dots- Jody Morrow, oval and scalloped circle Nesties, Copic G24, brad-stash, ribbon-May Arts, Perfect Pearls, Divine Twine-Etsy

21 comments:

Berenice R. said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful!!! LOVE the dress hanging from the twine clothesline!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the soft colors! Beautifully serene. :)

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I just love that striped ribbon you used!! Great job!! ♥♥♥

Karen Giron said...

OH this is gorgeous! I love the dress on the line and of course, that amazing flower!

Taylor said...

So pretty! I love the flower embellishment and what you did with the band of ribbon!

Natalie said...

Rebecca, this is sooo pretty!! Thanks for sharing your steps in making the flower. It's lovely! Hope the migraine didn't develop and you are having a pain free day!

Karen Motz said...

I always love pink and green together, and you've done it beautifully. That flower is gorgeous!!!!

jen said...

This is a GREAT card! Loooove that pieced dress & the colors are yummy!
Hope your head feels better!

Joan Ervin said...

Your dress is sooo pretty, Rebecca, and I LOOOVE that fabulous flower!!!! Hope you feel better, soon!!!

Jenn K said...

Love the colors! And that flower is gorgeous! Hope your migraine is all better too.

wandaguess said...

WOW! Love that pretty celery green color...so soft and elegant. Your card is super cute!

Cindy Coutts said...

I love this card and I love those flowers!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card. That flower embellishment is perfect. :o)

Kristie said...

Soooo pretty!! I love the flower too!

Jami said...

Love that big puffy flower! Very cool!

Kristin said...

This is so lovely! I love the flower and the paper piecing on the dress. Adorable!

Lori Craig said...

Love this with the party dress. Love your flower accent, too!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

Such a pretty card...I love the flower!

titancia said...

What a sweet card! I love how retro it is.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a pretty card! Your flower is just beautiful!

Chris L.