Saturday, March 28, 2015

 This is my entry to JAI's challenge 256 I made one and wasn't really happy with it so I decided to do another and try to make it a bit more delicate by using Vellum for the flowers, leaves and butterfly wings. I also used a different flower and leaves. The little bees have acetate wings which makes them look more real. Much happier with the results. Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love you to leave a comment and let me know which one you prefer. I will post the original for you to compare.

There is a lot of fussy cutting to make this card so if you don't like fussy cutting it might not be the card to CASE.

Stamps= fabulous Florets, Nature Walk, Hello Doily, Weathered, En Francais, Elements of Style. Most of these are retired but I love them.
card stock= Naturals White, Whisper White, Sarah Sand, Vellum, Something Borrowed DSP.
Ink= sarah Sand, VersaMark, StazOn Black.
Extras= Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight.- Stampin' write markers. 5/8" Organza Ribbon. Sweetheart and Scalloped Tag Topper punches. Pearl Basic Jewels.
Glue= I used glue dots, Dimensional and Tombo multipurpose glue.

Method:  Cut from Naturals White card stock a square card. I just cut a strip off the side of an A4 sheet at 5 and 7/8ths. Use the off cut to make the top layer of the tag 1 6/8" x 4". Punch the top using Scalloped Tag Topper. Then stamp this using En Francais and sponge edges.
From Sarah Sand cut a 5 1/2" square and sponge the edges with Sarah Sand ink. Cut another piece of SS
5 1/4"x 5 1/4. Tear this piece diagonally and rough up the other 2 sides with a blade or scissors. Cut a piece 2" x 4 1/4 and Scallop Tag Top the top edge and sponge the edges. cut a piece of White Organza ribbon 7" long and join the two tags.
Cut DSP  5 1/4. Glue the triangle of SS to the DSP. cut a piece 2'' x 4 1/2 for the tag.
Stamp Hello Doily onto Whisper White using Sarah sand and fussy cut. mount this on the card using dimensionals. then mount the tags also using Dimensional. Stamp the greeting onto Whisper white, punch out using the Sweetheart punch, sponge the edges and add the pearls. mount using Dimensionals.
Using Fabulous Florets stamp 9 large flowers, 9 small flowers and 9 leaves using VersaMark and white embossing powder. Heat emboss.
Colour the backs of the flowers with Pretty In Pink and the leaves with Certainly Cellery.
 Now comes the fun part. All of the flowers and leaves need to be fussy cut and layered using glue dots the middle layer of the flowers only has 3 petals to show the underneath and the top layer is missing the very back petals. The bees were stamped on Whisper White and acetate and fussy cut removing the wings from the W.W. The wings from the acetate are cut keeping the center piece together so they are in one piece. They are then bent upwards and glued to the body of the bees which are coloured with Daffodil Delight.
The butterfly is stamped onto Whisper Whit once and on Vellum twice. Cut the body from the whisper white and the wings from the vellum using StazOn Black and  colour the back of the vellum with Wisteria Wonder. now just assemble the card and you will have a beautiful card to give that special someone. I used glue dots for the bees and butterfly and dimensionals for the flowers.
Lots of instructions to follow but the end result is worth it. Happy Stampin'


  1. Such a delicate & detailed creation, Donna. Your flowers look absolutely beautiful & I admire your fussy cutting skills. Thanks for playing again at Just Add Ink again this week. Di :-)

  2. As always Donna, another delightful creation, it's really lovely! How cute are those teeny bumblebees..:0) Lovely to see you at Just Add Ink.

  3. Thank You Di and Nikki. I really enjoyed making this card.

  4. I like the way you've used split panels on the front of the card, Donna. The cascading pink flowers are beautiful. Lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Thank you Christine for your encouraging comment.

  5. Those gorgeous pink vellum flowers blew me away Donna! I love the work you put into this gorgeous creation - it's a real work of art. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  6. Thank you Kim. I'm just re discovering vellum and am loving it.

  7. This is simply gorgeous Donna! I love the softness that the vellum creates and your embellishments are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

    1. Thank you Jodene. Your comments are really appreciated. I'm loving working with vellum again. It creates a softness which can be balanced with the heavier card stock. I've been enjoying the challenges. Each one makes me stretch myself a bit further. Thanks to the JAI team for their encouraging comments.

  8. OH MY!!!!! I just adore those vellum flowers! I'll have to give them a go myself because I just love the soft effect it gives.
    I really like both your cards but the pink flowers are a real knockout for me :)

    It's awesome to see your entry this week.

    JAI Design Team

    1. Thanks Trish. Can't wait to see yours. Because I have used retired items I'm going to have another go only using current SU products. Might use the Everything Eleanor set. I get a lot of my inspiration from Cecile Ortiz the French SU Demo. Her work is amazing and very inspiring. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.