Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Elegant Sweet William


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I wanted to make an elegant but very simple card.  I think I succeeded.  I began with a card base 5 7/8" square (purple card stock)  Next I cut a 5 5/8" white panel that I embossed with my Hearts and Rose Leaves XL embossing plate.  Then I cut 5 white and one purple Border Carnivale strips 6" long.  I made sure to center the paper on the border die so I would be able to line up the strips and then just trim the excess off the sides.  I used Red Liner tape to adhere them to my embossed panel.  Next came the flower, I die cut 2 large and 2 small Sweet Williams from two shades of purple card stock.  I also die cut Darling Daisies out of the lighter purple card stock.  I folded each of the petals inward and upward on the Sweet Williams then put my flower together, alternating colors.  I die cut a green Stacker Flower 4 for the bottom of the flower and then added a brad to hold them together.  I did find it helpful to add a small bit of glue in the center between layers.


The beautiful flourish below the flower is a Mini Flourish One.  I added two corner adornments from the Lace Corner Deco B set.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration.  The challenge this week is die cut Flowers.  You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.

14 comments:

  1. Toujours des merveilles par ici! Bravo pour cette carte très originale aux couleurs que j'affectionne beaucoup! Bises. Nadine

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  2. Sandy this is so very elegant! :) Love the crisp colours and gorgeous layering of the border. The sweet william is my favourite flower die (although its constantly changing!!) lol. And how fabulous it looks against the elegant scroll!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  3. So beautiful from the flower to the layered strips. And the color is one of my favorites. Love it. Edna

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  4. Sandy, this is sooooooooooo beautiful and elegant!!! I hope you don't mind if I scrap-lift your design. I don't have the border you have, so it wouldn't look exactly the same, but I just love this card. I will definitely give credit to you when I make it. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra) http://designsbydj.blogspot.com

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  5. Sandy love the layering and your flower is gorgeous!!

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  6. You accomplished it!!! So elegant and the colors are striking.
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

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  7. Oh Gosh... I just love this lacy confection - beautiful!

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  8. Sandy, I just love this color combination. Your flower is so beautiful and the mini flourish and embossed background are the perfect background. The layered border and corners makes this card look lacy and elegant. Just gorgeous!

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  9. This is really a beautiful card!!!!
    Jan

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  10. Gorgeous flower Sandy and I love the way you've used the border die for all that layering.
    hugs xx

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  11. beautiful card! Your flower is stunning!!

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  12. Looove the colors and the layers of the borders! Gorgeous card!
    Love from France, Kianel.

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  13. Beautiful card Sandy!Really elegant flower..
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  14. Very elegant! It's so cool how these dies can fit into so many styles and different types of projects. This card turned out just lovely!
    hugs,
    Gini

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