Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Rosy Get Well

This trellis of Roses brings a message of Get Well wishes to someone special, from your friend, Mindy.  Making the dimensional Susan's Garden flowers are one of my favorite pastimes, along with card making.  So when I can combine the two, I am very happy!

Today's card starts with a background paper made by inking an A 2  size panel of card stock with Evergreen Bough and Shaded Lilac Distressed inks by Tim Holtz and Ranger. I used the Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply the inks through a plastic stencil,  then trimmed the white card to fit the card base.

The next layer is a die frame cut from double-sided blue card stock using Fiona's Window by Cheery Lynn Designs, and a trellis also from Cheery Lynn.  They were attached to the card front with Joy! Foam Pads - Small to give the card depth and dimension. I also wound some strips of brown paper twine cording by Maya Road in and out between the trellis boards to look like canes for the climbing roses.  The roses were made from the Susan's Garden Mini Petals Thinlits by Sizzix.  I followed the assembly instructions that come with each die set, using the Susan's Garden Tool Kit to shape and mold each petal. Although there is no special die for the tiny flower buds, I used some of the extra petals to shape the small buds and add them to the trellis with the open flowers, leaves, and stems. I also used the Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to assemble the petals and adhere them to the card front.

To complete the card front, I added a sentiment swatch with the message Get Well die cut from the Everyday Compliments die from Die-versions, and Baby Rhinestones- Silver attached to the corners of the Fiona's Window die.

I hope you have enjoyed this card, and drop by the Classy Cards n' Such Online Store to check out all of the New Products available for sale.  Don't forget to use the code MINDY-10 at checkout to receive your 10% discount on your total purchase.

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to see a pretty card that isn't for Christmas. Your climbing roses look beautiful.