Friday, January 17, 2014

A New Artist At IO

Swirl Vase
When I saw Impression Obsession's new Spring images and dies, and I fell in love with Tara Caldwell's images!!  I also said to myself, "That flower pitcher will go perfectly with the CAC Swirls stamp".  Above is one of many I bought!!  Below is what I did:

Card Front Base:
  1. I stamped CAC Swirls on white cardstock with Delicata Golden Glitz.  Heated with heat gun to set.
  2. Put largest and second largest die (taped in place inside largest) from Spellbinders Marvelous Squares through the machine with embossing sandwich. Trimmed around the outside as shown. Removed the slots where you see the pink ribbon with X-acto knife.  Threaded ribbon through as shown.
  3. Using larges die as a template, traced around it on the Swirl BG with 3/8" disc and trimmed as shown.
  4. Cut 5.25"X5.25" white cardstock square and rounded corners with Rounder punch.
  5. Mounted layers as shown.
  6. Cut white cardstock 5.25"X10.5" and folded in middle.  Mounted cardfront and trimmed around the rounded corners.
Image:
  1.  Stamped Swirl vase once with Delicata Golden Glitz for the vase and twice with Memento Cocoa Brown for the flowers.  
  2. Trimmed around vase, embossed with stylus from the back.
  3. Painted flowers with Twinkling H2O's, embossed with stylus from back, and mounted over vase.  Applied 3D pop-dots on the upper portion.  Mounted to cardfront as shown.
  4. Painted 6 of the flowers, embossed from the back, and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  5. Added some highlights with stickles and Spica Glitter pens to the flowers and Glossy Accents to the vase.
  6. Made a bow with my Craft-Dee Bowz.  I couldn't believe how easy it was to use!! I usually have to use a crochet hook to get the ribbon through on the Bow-Easy, but this was just....Well see it HERE.
  7. Added a Maya Road stick pin with an added 6mm cream heart bead.
I did the inside too, but haven't decided what I will do for a verse.  Will leave it to see to whom I give it!!!  See you back here soon with another card.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.


 Shirley

SUPPLIES:

30 comments:

Shona said...

OH NO ! Shirley, I've been trying not to look at the new stuff by that designer and you just made it a whole lot harder! Luckily, I can just keep telling myself that I could never do as fabulous a job as you did on this. Those flowers are just freaking AMAZING !! This is a stunner of a card!

jimlynn said...

Shirley, I saw this on my iPad while ago and went WOW!!! It's so beautiful and I love the way those flowers just pop off the page! Gorgeous coloring and a stunning card!
Lynn

Craftyfield said...

Delightful card! You are right, the Swirl CAC and the Swirl vase match perfectly! Love the ribbon threading detail and all that shine on the flowers.

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

April said...

This is beautiful! I love the bright cheery colors. Great job!

Beth Norman said...

You outdid yourself with this one. Those flowers pop and look so real. Love the swirl bg too. This is just too gorgeous to stop staring at it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley - What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! Your card is beautiful and at first I thought that you paper pieced the vase with stamping from the swirl CAC. Beautiful colours as well. Have a great weekend ! Shirleyx

Irish Cherokee said...

Great coloring on the flowers. Perfect card for a compliment.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley! lovely image and colors. hugs, Helena

Benzi said...

Shirley, this is gorgeous. I love all that wonderful swirls in the bg and the matching vase. The flowers are so beautiful and I would love to see some growing in my yard. Will Spring ever come??? :-)

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Shirley, that floral image is amazing...especially how you colored it! Beautiful card!

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Shirley, love the gorgeous flowers.

Donna x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow is that ever Gorgeous!! The flowers are colored so lovely and the pattern in the vase going with your background paper is so cool!!

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Diane said...

Wow...is this ever a gorgeous piece of art...so much work put into it and it really shows...beautiful!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley, your coloring is stunning and love the background paper.

Hugs Diane

Ellen Taylor said...

Shirley this is stunning! Love the colors of the flowers and your ribbon treatment is divine! This new artist is a hit in my books!

Greta said...

This is stunning, Shirley! I love how you did the ribbon & the gorgeous flowers & beautifully designed vase using the gold with the CAC--fabulous!

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, wow is this ever stunning!! I love this beautiful bouquet of flowers. They really pop on your card. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm having the same issue with blogger, I tried using Bloglovin I don't really like it. So now I'm adding more of my favorites to my blog list on my side bar to see if that helps. Sure miss reader.

Katie said...

This is so pretty! So neat that you picked up on the vase matching the background stamp that you already had. And I like that you kept everything neutral and let the colors of the flowers pop. :) The flowers look amazing, seriously! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Donna Ellis said...

wow wow wow! Shirley this is a beautiful card! thank you for explaining how you made it, and for showing the products so easily. I especially like the vivid flower colors, the woven ribbon, and your stick pen! Your cards are always so elegant! So sorry I have not been able to visit your blog regularly this month - the bingo game is taking all my time and energy - and will until it is completed.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous bouquet in you pretty jug Shirley!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, your flowers look so real! LOVE the bouquet and the ribbon!

Colleen Dietrich said...

SO pretty, and I love all the golden touches! Sometimes that can be tricky to photograph, but I could tell right away by your pic that you did some embossing.

Sue Lelli said...

That flower pitcher IS so perfect with those Swirls! Another GORGEOUS card!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wow Shirley! The dimension you achieved is really amazing! incredibly elegant!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful ribbon treatment and a gorgeous design. This is a beautiful card!

Connie Paxman said...

Lots of embellishments and details...wow have to try thos Spica Glitter Pens..
connie

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a super and attractive design feature to match the background with the design on the vase. The flowers are colored beautifully and make this card exceptional.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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