Friday 25 April 2014

Lemon and Blue, Just For You

It was a crafting buddy's birthday last month and it was back to the Woodware big word stamp Just For U to make this card for her.  At the last meet she said she liked yellow so I picked up on this to use on her card.

The layout for the card was cased from this Flower Power card and uses my favourite dies of the moment which are the Marianne stitching flowers, frames and leaves ones.

These flower embellishments use a mixture of Marianne dies layered up together with Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in their centres.  The little flowers were punched using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres.  I enjoy putting these flower embellishments together and deciding what colours to use on each layer.

The patterned papers used on this card are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue and The Blue Pansy download from Fred She Said.  Pale blue and lemon cardstock were used along with these papers. Just for U was stamped and embossed on to the gingham paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the other patterned papers.  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and then paper pieced on to the image on the gingham paper.  After that the whole thing was embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

A stitched border was also added to the other two panels on the card and along with the flowers, ribbon , a bow and brads were the extra embellishments.

Unfortunately I didn't realise that it was a special birthday for Lorraine or I might have added a number to the card.  She and her husband set off on holiday the day after her birthday and returned the day we were having our last meet so we haven't heard about her celebrations yet.  News to catch up on during our next meet.

Hope you all have a good weekend and thanks for reading.
Liz xxx

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  1. I really like this. Love the letters, and your handmade flowers are gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and the treatment of the sentiment, it makes such an impact. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  3. This is beautiful! I am sure your friend just absolutely love it! Love the touch of yellow and your sentiment is PERFECT!
    Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Tina - DT

  4. Super card, love the great paper piecing, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

    Pat xx

  5. Lovely card, love the colour combination and love the paper piecing with the words Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky Challenges

  6. Absolutely beautiful - love the blue-and-yellow theme!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  7. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT


  8. What a beautiful creation with gorgeous Blossoms and Blooms theme Liz and love the colour combo, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

  9. Fabulous creation Liz. I always love your attention to detail. Beautifully finished and lots of layers. Linda x

  10. This is so beautiful and fun! All of the awesome blue denim colors come together just perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

  11. great card, goodluck over at Sarah Hurley 365 blog

  12. Love these woodware stamps they are perfect for Paper piecing! you did a great job! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)