Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I Will Always Love You

Hi Friends!

I have been wanting to make a card using HC Cut Mat Create Paper Collection for quite awhile but just hadn't had the chance.  So I finally got it out for this week's card and was once again overwhelmed and in awe of how gorgeous the papers are! The color palette is just awesome! There's so much to choose from, I wanted to stay up all night just using this collection!

I finally chose this 6" square purple panel and used my paper trimmer to cut it away from the page. I then die cut away the center of the panel with the flowers to create two separate pieces - a border and a center panel.

I cut a length of embroidered trim and lined the inside of the border piece (notice the center of the panel is removed).  I attached the border piece to my card base and set it aside. 

Next, using the image of the flowers from the center panel as my inspiration (just makes card making life so easy!!), I stamped, die cut and shaped six purple daisies using the stamps and dies from the Peacock Paisley Collection. I assembled the daisies onto the center card panel using the purple flowers on the panel as my guide.

I filled the centers of the daisies with white Prills.  Prills are a very light-weight pearly bead that are perfect for flower centers.  I like to use hot glue to make a little clear "mound" in the center of the flower, then pour on the Prills. Because they are so light weight, they don't weigh down the little mound and the center stays raised and round.  The hot glue stays warm long enough to add the Prills then dries immediately afterwards so there's no waiting for the glue to set. 

To finish the card, I added a sentiment banner (cut from the paper collection) and a circle spray of pearls.

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Have a blessed week!



Olga said...

I just love your use of color! This card is quite fabulous!!

Penny Odell said...

Stunning Anne!!! I love that lace and those purple flowers.

Maureen R said...

I adore this sweet and yummy card Anne. I too LOVE the cut mat create pad. I actually have two of them, oh the naughtiness of it all! Aren't we lucky have have all this delicious paper from Heartfelt? Feeling blessed. Hugs

SussiPoppins said...

Hi Anne, This card is so sweet and fun. Hugs xox

Karan Gerber said...

love the lace and beautiful flowers.

Tracey Fehr said...

Anne, this is breathtaking! I love love love the lace trim and the colors on this card are amazing! Your daisies are so pretty! Sheer perfection my friend!