Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Framed Flowers

Just a little more than a week ago, Gina K. Released her new images for March and one of them was from the talented Carolyn King. It's called Framed Flowers. Being a flower fanatic --- well, this one was a 'gimme!'

Last weekend, I got a chance to play and, let's just say, the fun has only just begun!!


This first card took me literally an hour and a half to make!! I started with a completely different concept and kept going -- until it morphed into this! I won't even tell you where I started because it would probably have you scratching your head -- saying 'Huh?'

So.... moving on!


I used my classic circle Nestabilities to create a cut out on my red textured card stock mat. I wrapped some grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of it and tied on a smaller piece of ribbon to create my "knot". Before tacking it down, I matted some fun paisley paper behind it. I also used my classic circle and one of my scallops together - setting the circle inside the scallop as you cut - to create the green "frame." Debbie Olson did a tutorial on this forever ago. If you'd like to see how it's done. HERE's the link! She totally rocks.

After I attached my green frame and then created a smaller circle to stamp my flower on and a scalloped green to mat this on. I attached this to the center of my large circle using foam tape.

Here's a close up of the little tag that was created with some Cuttlebug mini tags - I threw away the original packaging so---I have no idea what this set is called! In Carolyn's set there are not only the big flowers but little minis as well. I used one of the minis to stamp behind my saying "friend." The saying is actually just a part of the full saying - "Thank you for being a friend." I love, on small things, to just ink up part of stamps. Man - think of the potential of all of those saying stamps you have!!


Happy Tuesday! Until tomorrow!
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