Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Kopy Kat Here

I fell in love with Jenny Gropp's "Paper Quilting" card and IO's Open Scroll Flower Die.  I also thought, WOW, a way to use some of my DP pieces (not used since falling in love with IO's CAC stamps).  If you want to see how beautifully done cards are done, don't miss Jenny's blog!  She really is One KOOL Krafty Kat!!!  Below is how I did my CAS of her card!

CARD FRONT:
  1. Used the Open Scroll Flower Die to emboss the image 3 times on a 5.75"X4.0" piece of Laid white cardstock.
  2. Die cut the flower using 1.75"X1.75" pieces of leftover pink print DP.  Used removable Scotch tape on the top of the die cut to keep in place.  Saved leftover negative pieces for back of card and envy.
  3. Die cut leaves using 1.5"X.75" pieces of leftover green print DP.  Saved negative pieces for back of card and envy.
  4. Glued die cut petals and leaves in place on the "TOP" of "embossed images" using Glossy Accents and needle-nosed applicator.  (It looks like you would place them on the backside, but guess how I know it's the front most embossed looking image? 
  5. Used Swiss Dots embossing folder on the left side of image and then lined up with right-end row of dots to emboss the right side of image.
  6. Each layer of cardstock for the base is increased by .25" on each side. 
  7. Mounted sequins with glue dots.  Added a little glitter to the centers.  Punched the centers out of sequins and mounted on lower right.

CARD BACK & ENVY
  1. Layered the back side as shown.
  2. Glued the bottom end of each leftover flower to the corners with GA.
  3. Lined up the leftover leaves with petals and glued the furthest end.  Trimmed the leaves at the petal area and glued petals last.
  4. Added a piece of embossed swiss dots on envelope paper to the corner of the envy and then did flower and leaves like the back of card.  Added sequins there too!
I am so slow these days with Spring acting like Summer in my yard.  I am behind in hopping, but will get caught up in the next few days.  I have really missed your art!!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share everyone!!


 Shirley
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26 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I love your CASE. TFS.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! How delicate and beautiful, Shirley - love the interior design, too, and even the corner in your envy is dry embossed! A lovely color choice, especially die cutting in the pattern paper - I always forget to do that. Lovely! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is so detailed and beautiful! WOW!!!
Lynn

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card. I love your embossed background. Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

Craftyfield said...

This double embossing technique gives lovely results! Great spring colours too...

MaryH said...

Hi Shirley, Nice to see you posting again. I'm behind again too, so it's good to have a catchup. And a beautiful card to enjoy this afternoon. Interesting reading the how-tos for this pretty one, and your colors are so fresh & spring like. Loved the inlays with the embossing. That must have been quite tricky to not disturb the part done first. Love that your envelope & interior of the card, are just nearly as pretty as the front piece. Hope you're set for a great wkend, and Happy Mom's Day. TFS & Hugs.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design Shirley, I love the open flower die. There are so many wonderful dies out there, but I'm trying to stop buying until I use what I have for a while (at least). Thanks for your 'visit', have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

Conniecrafter said...

That is a gorgeous technique and love the quilted look it gives, your soft colors are so pretty and just love how you tied in the inside of your card and envelope

Anne Temple said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the embossing.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Thanks for giving the details on how you designed and made this pretty card!
Also, thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog.

Karen Amidon said...

Very nicely done Shirley! Yours and Jenny's blog are always inspiring and helpful with sharing the steps! So glad that you are back in the, "craft room"

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the embossed background and the soft color thanks for sharing!!!

*Vicki* said...

Shirley, your flowers look so stunning!! Beautiful details in this set!! :)

Greta said...

Hi Shirley--so glad you came by my blog--I've been thinking about you & just hadn't gotten to your blog. This is such a beautiful creation--love it!

Beth said...

Hey girlfriend this card is gorgeous love the flower cut-outs very elegant great job casing it.
Hugs

Valerie Nolan said...

Such a pretty card Shirley, love how the paisley leaves fit perfectly into the embossed background. As always amazing attention to detail :0)
Val x

Inkyfingers said...

These are just beautiful Shirley and I love the mix of texture and pattern. I love your decorated envelopes and I bet the Postman smiles as he delivers them!

Barbara Bruder said...

Hi Shirley, Hope you are doing well, Love this card. Its so pretty with the pattern and the design. And you did your envelope as well, I always forget to do that.

Ann said...

Love the card and envelope; your attention to details is always lovely. :0)

Donna Ellis said...

Just checking in on your, Shirley, to make sure all is well with you! Lots of hugs, de

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Hi Shirley, hope, you are good.
Beautiful card your made. Have a nice day. hugs, Helena

reclaimed wood dining table said...

What a beautiful card! I love every detail of it. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Wonderful texture, colors and design Shirley.

Hugs Diane

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, fabulous card but I am missing your beautiful makes, I hope all is well with you? Gay xx

MaryH said...

Just checkin' some blogs I've been remiss in visiting for a while. Love this pretty white embossed background with the dimensional flowers. What a pretty design, and great way to use up bits & pieces. Like the way you've tucked the hello into the trio of flowers. Nifty design. See you've not posted for a while, so sending wishes that all is well, and that you are just too busy to blog. Hugs.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Checkin' in on you to make sure you are ok - I've missed your pretty artwork, and our banter back and forth. Just wanted you to know that you and your pretty artwork are missed! xx

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