Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's All About the Tools!

Tools used to make this One little card: Big Shot, Nestibilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cricut, 3 different punches, Character Shaping tool.
Made this card for my mom's birthday last week! It is very tool - intensive, but in the end, that just means it was super duper easy!! The tools did all the work! I had all the supplies out on my craft table for this so I just went for it. The CS is PTI Aqua Mist, SU Whisper White and a teensy bit of Old olive for the little flower stems. I used the Cricut Storybook Cartridge to cut out the sentiment, then my Lables 4 Nestabilities die to impress a frame. I used the Cuttlebug dotted border EF from the Just My Type set for the bottom edge. I tied a PTI Aqua Mist ribbon around the first panel and then proceeded to make my flowers. The first punch I used for the flowers was the MS Layering Daisy Punch. I punched out two daisys in white CS, then shaped them with my cool "character shaping tool" (which is a very inexpensive but useful tool if you like making paper flowers!), and added a large half-back faux pearl from the SU Pretties kit. Then I used my SU Trio Flower Punch and punched several small flowers from white CS, inked the edges with PTI Aqua Mist ink, and impressed them to make the petals pull. I dropped a white seed beed in the middle to finish them off. Finally, I punched a couple of sprigs out of Old Olive CD and adhered everything in place. Thanks for stopping by!!

5 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow what an awesome card, beautiful white on white flowers..bet your mum loved it. hugs rachxx

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE your pretty punched flowers on this Anne! what wonderful colors - and look at all the 'machinery' you used on this LOL! I expected to see grease all over it ;) I bet your mum LOVED this beauty from her little girl!! have a super weekend GF - it's supposed to be in the 80's here Yikes!!

jdmommy said...

I think you might be the winner of the girl with the most tools!!! LOL! What fun, GF!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh, this is so lovely and soft. I just love those colors! PTI rocks their cardstock and ribbon! Great job. Hugs,

Joanne Travis said...

This is so exquisite, Anne. I love the romantic elegance and the soft colors and details on this card. Magnificent!