Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sending You Flowers, Wood Effect, Roses

As soon as I saw the latest Fusion Challenge I just knew I had to play along.  Reds and greens and wood in the picture, big spiral flowers...  I knew straight away how I wanted this card to turn out.

Can you see all of those grooves from the Tim Holtz Embossing Stencil (Woodgrain) that I made using transparent embossing paste?  I haven't tried this before and I'm really quite pleased with the result.

The roses are from my Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Bigz dies (Tattered Pinecone and Jumbo Tattered Pinecone). I've used Memento Rhubarb Stalk on the red rose and Memento Toffee Crunch on the yellow rose to 'age' them up a little.  The white flowers are from Elizabeth Crafts, Bunch of Flowers and the Rose Leaves are by Joanna Sheen/Signature Dies.

I had to wait for the Sending You Flowers (Marianne Design, Craftables) die to arrive before I could use it.  The Tag Stitched is by Paper Smooches, the large vellum butterfly is by Memory Box (Blissful Butterfly Border) and the tiny vellum butterflies are from my Martha Stewart, Pop Up Butterfly punch.

A big twine bow, yellow brads for the flower centres...  and I was finished  :)

I'll be adding some extra pages to my blog over the next few weeks/months.  One of the pages will be for all of my dies, embossing folders, punches and stamps that I've been meaning to sell for a LONG time.  I'm one of those people who's guilty of buying an embossing set of folders just for the one I want...  or a set of stamps just for two or three.  Anyone else care to confess?  Whatever shows on here will also be on eBay and I'll delete it as soon as it's sold.  I have to fund my 'therapy' somehow!

Anyhow...  Have a great weekend.  It's extra long with the Bank Holiday Monday  :)

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Magnifique travail sur ta carte !!

    1. Thank you. My husband saw this card last night and even though it has flowers on it, he really liked it! Have a good day :)

  2. Your beautiful flowers look stunning against the dark background - thank you for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  3. Just stunning Donna! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

  4. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Lyndal. Glad you like the card :)

  5. Wow! This is a fantastic card. :)

  6. Thank you :)
    Hope you are enjoying your Crafty Tuesday. X

  7. Love the background idea - I thought it done with an embossing folder at first. Great way to breath new life into stencils/masks. \o/ hands up - yes, I buy sets of stamps or dies just for the one I want - you just got to have it...

  8. Ha ha... Glad I'm not the only one! Just leaves me with so many to sell... I won't use what I don't like!!!