Wednesday, January 22, 2014

# card # Fanciful Flourish

Saying Thanks in a Whimsical Way

 
Hi everyone! It's me Gabrielle here with you today to share a couple more projects with you as January's guest designer for Cheery Lynn!  I don't know about you but I find I am always in need of thank-you cards, I like to take the time to send a card to show my appreciation to someone.
 
 
I wanted to get some extra use out of that cute lattice piece I got in my last CL order so I thought I'd use it like a window design on a whimsical style card featuring fairies and flowers.
 
 
For my flowers I just layered a couple of the Sweet Williams floral dies, inked the edges with a little chalk ink and glued some flower stamens to the centers.  I wanted to continue the light filligree look so I used the leaves from the Flourish Leaf strip in white and the Lace Corner Deco in white.  I used papers from Graphic 45, Prima and Bo Bunny.  I gave the whole thing a more tattered look by tucking in bits of muslin (cheese-cloth) here and there.
 
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The funny thing is, once I get started playing with my pretty Cheery Lynn dies, I more often than not find that I can't just stop at one card!  I get a few ideas going at once and therefore ended up with an extra card this week! :)
 
 
For this card I wanted to play up the delicate gate die!  I just love the super fine design on the Ornamental gate and I thought it again played well with the Graphic 45 window design in their patterned paper. 
 
 
I used adhesive foam dots to create pocket design behing the gate, I find the shadow this creates gives a nice 3D look to the card.  I also used another one of the Lace Corner designs I used in the top card for this one.
 
 
I used one of my all time favorite CL dies, the Fanciful Flourish as a 'stem' for my floral arrangement and again used the Sweet Williams Strip for my handmade flowers but in this case I curled the petals to create more of a rose look tothe blooms.
 
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I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to get out your Cheery Lynn dies to play today!  I look forward to sharing another project with you all next week! xo

12 comments:

  1. These cards are just stunning......Awesome......

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  2. These are both wonderful Elegant
    Great thank you cards.

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  3. So very beautiful! I love the pretty lattice and fence dies you used and the fairies are lovely with your designs!!!

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  4. These are stunning! I have a question for you. On the first card, the sweet Williams petals look as though you have folded or crimped them. How did you do this? I love my Sweet Williams die and I am so impressed with how (with a bit of finesse) each flower can be so different.

    Thanks for your response.

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  5. Great cards. Like the color combinations and the design. edna

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  6. Thanks so much for the kind feedback on my projects ladies! Dodie, Yes! I love the Sweet Williams strip, it can be used in so many different ways. For the blooms in the first card I gave the petals a little bit of inking on the tips with some chalk ink. Then I very lightly misted them with water. Using your finger tips just give each petal a little crinkle, when they dry they keep the shape nicely. (by crinkling I mean that you take each petal between your thumbs and forefingers and bring them together, basically creating a random crinkled look).

    Hope this helps! :)

    Gabrielle xo

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  7. Your creations are stunning, as always! Those Thank You cards are keepsakes!

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  8. Gabi, these are like little works of art, far to beautiful to be cards. They would look fabulous hanging on a wall in frames. Thanks so much for helping us out this month.

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