Love Actually - New Year Inspiration

Good Morning, Tamara Here with my first post for Cheery Lynn Inspiration Blog for 2013. I can't believe that I have been with this fabulous design team for a year and loving every minute.. 
 With Christmas and New Year out of the way the next celebration is..... of course Valentines Day.  Although it isn't a celebration as such, there is nothing like being in Love and receiving a card that has been created from the heart. 
 Cheery Lynn Dies 

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I started with die cutting the Scalloped Square in the biggest size onto white card stock.  The first layer of design paper I cut using the biggest Silver Square.  This creates the perfect layer effect. The paper I used is a fab 6x6 paper pad from Prima which is perfect for doodling, so I added lines around the edges and around the flowers.. The centres I cut from one of the papers from the pad, painted them with rock candy crackle paint to add a shine and a different texture..
The image is of course Magnolia and is from last years Sweet Crazy Love collection.  
She is coloured with copics 
R29, 27, 24, 22
T8, 6, 4, 3
E11, 21, 30, 00, 000, R20
E44, 43, 41
Here is a close up of the gorgeous Sweet Williams flower die.  I die cut two of each die, distressed using inks and shaped to create some depth.  In the background you can see the build a flower #1, I have used the petals as leaves.. These have been sanded to create a distressed look. Weathered Wood and Black Soot distress inks have been used to colour the petals.  I have also added some glimmer mist for a tiny bit of sparkle.. 

In this picture I have painted the sentiment with rock candy and distressed with black soot. Also you can see how I have used the expandable quilling strips as twirly thingies. These have been distressed with DI Fired Brick and Black soot.  
This is the inside view of my card I kept it simple so the die cut layers stand out more.. 

and this is the back of my card with my personal stamp which I brought from Whimsy stamps a few years ago.  Cheery Lynn LG Scalloped Circle and Silver Classic circles using dies number 2 are a perfect fit for the stamp this just adds that professional touch.
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  1. Splendide!! J'adore!! Bises et bon dimanche. Nadine

  2. Adorable card, Tamara, I love the doodling, it really adds to the flowers. Brilliant use of dies, textures and colors.

  3. Such a cute card. Love the colors, dies and of course the stamp. Edna

  4. Love your card and the dies you used!! Great colors and paper too. Very pretty!!

  5. Great card Tamara...even the inside is a WoWer!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. Great card!!! Love your sweet williams flowers! Such a fun look!


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