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.