Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Fickle Over Flowers

Hello All :)

    Today the new challenge at Krafty Girls is starting.  This one was so much fun! The challenge is to make something with "Flowers".  At Krafty Girls they have extended the challenges to be bi-weekly rather than weekly.  Hooray! Now more of you guys can participate!

    After almost not getting the first challenge in by the deadline, I was not going to let that happen again. Then, the challenge was extended, so I ended up making 3 cards. That's right... 3!  They are three different styles too. The only thing they have in common, other than flowers, is that they are all A2 sized cards.

    One of the problems with having 3 cards is that I kept changing my mind as to which I would submit for my design team project. They each, at some point, were the one I was going to submit. But you all over here are the LUCKY ONES! you guys can see all 3 in one place.  What?!? I know.. I'm so giving. ;) I'll post them in order of when I made them.


This is the first card I made. (also the one I submitted) This was my first attempt at coloring with Spectrum Noir markers. The mats aren't crooked, the dimension of the card casts
awful shadows. I literally took 50+ pictures trying to show how straight my margins are, but unfortunately the sunlight wouldn't cooperate.

This photo shows the embossing I did on the sentiment, and the glitter paper I used.
Unfortunately, it also shows that my baker's twine is not black, it is navy blue. (it was
supposed to be a secret)

This was my second card. I really liked the flower, and based the whole card around it. I love this paper and color combination.  It looks a little plain to me though...I couldn't find any other embellishments to give it more life.
Don't you love the dimension on that flower? I inked the edges since they were white. and I dipped the entire sentiment onto my Versamark watermark pad, and used clear embossing powder
to give it that shiny almost laminated looking texture.

This is the third and final card. This one is almost my favorite, but as my daughter said.. it looks like every other card.  I really love this sentiment, I say it all the time.
Here is a close up to show the detail of the frame, and the embossed sentiment.
    Okie Dokie, that's all for the flower fickleness. You guys should go on over to the Krafty Girls Challenge Blog, and submit your "Flower" Projects! It's so much fun, Really! 
     This week I am going to start playing with my new WRMK Evolution Advanced machine (with letterpress), and the square-hole Cinch. I also really need to start using my embossing folders. If you guys have any unique ideas for embossing folders.. send them my way! Thanks for Reading!
Card 1:
1. Unity Flower Stamp
2. Spectrum Noir Markers
3.Recollections Cardstock.
4. Baker's Twine by doodlebug
Card 2
1. Fancy Pants ParkBench paper
2. Michael's grosgrain ribbon
3. Stamp and Die from Doodlebug by Hampton Art
4. I can't remember where the flower is from :( I think it's Basic Grey
Card 3
1. Pebbles Garden Party paper
2. Recollections Cardstock
3. Stamp by Unity Stamp Co.
4. Lace Ribbon from Michael's dollar section.


  1. Way to go Dusty!! Three cards?? You are awesome :) I can't pick a favorite. They are all so beautiful! I also emboss my sentiments. This week I ran out of my favorite embossing powder and I was so of course I ran and ordered some more from SU!

    1. Aww Maribel you're so sweet! I've actually never tried anything SU? Any suggestions for a newbie? :)

  2. WOW! Dusty the card is beautiful with those Noir markers and it's your first time? Very pretty and great job!! Loved all the others cards as well very pretty:)

    1. Thank you so much Norma :) yep first time. In hindsight I probably should have done a dry run first lol.

  3. Beautiful cards. The red flower on the first card is gorgeous! I love when I am in a creative mood and can get more than one card or project done. It's just so much fun!

  4. That last one had better be for me! ;)

  5. Wow!!! You have been busy! What a treat for us that you shared 3 of your amazing cards:) Beautifully done my friend! Great paper choice and fabulous designs!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K