Monday, January 8, 2018

Flower Box and Warm Fuzzies

Good morning friends~  It's cold outside but it's spring time in my craft room!  I've been busy in my craft room making some dimentional flowers using lots of great cardstock from Cut Cardstock.

Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:

I started with the beautiful Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden Rose first by cutting the rose petals from Astrobrights 65# Plasma Pink Cardstock.  I added a bit of red color to the centers  and white to the edge of each petal using Pan Pastels.  

 I then molded the petals on a soft molding mat using a ball stylus.  The 65# weight of this cardstock makes it the perfect choice for shaped flowers and the colors are so vivid and bright.  Just look at the wonderful detail on the molded petals.  Beautiful!

Next is the Garden Notes Carnations from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The petals of the carnations were cut using Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I rubbed a bit of distress ink in the centers and edges of each of the flowers and molded them as well.

I assembled all of the flowers using Glossy Accents because it is a super strength glue.  Look how beautiful they turned out!

These little flowers are made using ECD Bunch of Flowers 4.  They were cut from 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I added distress ink to the centers of the petals and used a copic marker to color the indentation on the petals.  I finished them off by adding pink Prills from ECD to the centers of each of the flowers.

The Pair of Leaves 1 were cut from 65# Pop Tones Gumdrop Green.   I added a bit of Crushed Olive Distress Ink to the edges.

 I've had this heart shaped box sitting in my closet of shame for a very long time and finally pulled it out for this project.  I cut a heart slightly smaller than the box out of Astrobright Re-Entry Red and glued it to the top of the box using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Adhesive.  I then cut a doily out of Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered that to the top of the box as well.

Next, I added the leaves and then played around with the design.  This is the finished project.  You can see that I added some ECD Garden Notes Ivy Vine which was cut out of  Astrobrights 65# Gamma Green.

I also added yellow Prills to the centers of the carnations for a more finished look.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to try making some dimentional flowers of your own.  They're easier to make than you might think and very rewarding in the end!  You can find many beautiful flower dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Cut Cardstock has all the cardstock you need to make beautiful floral arrangements and this month you'll find all the Astrobright Cardstock on sale.

And I'm giving you a "two-fer" today:
I just had to make a card using the inspiration from Inspired By All the Little Things.  Linda chose the most darling inspiration photo ever!  How could I let it pass by? I used Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters because this stamp set had almost every animal in the inspiration photo.  

I'll be adding one of these projects to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Something New
Dies R Us Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Darlene said...

WOWZA lady! These are fabulous! Your flowers are just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Good Luck and Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Marcia Hill said...

OMG Birgit...your heart shaped box with the flowers is absolutely GORGEOUS!! You outdid yourself on that project is over the top lovely!! All the detail in those flowers...I'm head over heals in LOVE!! And your little critter card is absolutely adorable and so beautifully colored too! I've been pulling critters from different sets to put together a card for this challenge, but as of right now all they're doing is sitting on my desk...grrrrrr!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally love the box you've designed...the flowers look amazing!
The Inspired by All the little Things card is so precious...thank you for playing along!

Janice said...

Your decorated box is just beautiful and your flowers are stunning Birgit!

Linda said...

Birgit, this is so adorable and colored so beautifully. Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things this week.

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Birgit, your beautiful floral heart box packs a real punch!! Amazing work. And your little critter card is adorable. Love those trees!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Leigh Penner said...

I love the sweet scene you created on your wonderful card! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Your flowers on the heart box are so realistic looking; I especially love the rose and what you've done with the color of it. And your critters card is gorgeous with the neutral colors you've used. Wonderful creations, Birgit!

Kara Lynne said...

Those flowers are amazing, Brigit! Such a perfect way to use that heart box. I had to laugh about your "closet of shame"! Your winter woodland animals are adorable and that sentiment makes them all the cuter!

KimCreate said...

Oh gosh, those Pretty Pink Posh critters are the cutest! Thanks for joining us this week! And your flower heart box above, GORGEOUS!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

The box is so beautiful with those wonderful flowers you made. They look so realistic. And, I love your cute little outdoor scene you made too. That is darling.

I Card Everyone said...

Birgit your gorgeous heart box is absolutely exquisite... but your adorable IBATLT's card stole my heart!

Dr Sonia S V said...

The heart shaped box with your gorgeous flowers is stunning . I love making my own flowers too. Do drop in when you can!
Dr Sonia

Patti said...

Oh my goodness Birgit! I am truly wowed by your incredible box!! Over the top amazing and your little woodland critters are just adorables! : )


Sharron said...

Wow, your heart box is so gorgeous! Love the blooms and the ivy. Your woodland scene is wonderful, extra sweet with those adorable little critters!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your heart box is just gorgeous, beautiful flowers you have made and done such a lovely arrangement with them!!
Your little critter card is just the cutest :)

Darnell said...

You've blown my mind with your incredibly beautiful dimensional flowers, Birgit! That is such a lot of fiddly work, but as you said, the results are magnificent! And your critter card just stole my heart! It should be in the dictionary next to "warm fuzzies!" Thank you for playing at Inspired By … Little Things! Hugs, Darnell

Stampingcountry said...

Such cuteness! Nicely done!

Donna Phelan said...

This is STUNNING! Your flowers are gorgeous! How spectacular! I would say it doesn't even matter if the heart shaped box was empty, it is that beautiful! :) Love your warm fuzzies card too, it's so sweet!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE how cute these tiny woodland creatures are! They are so beautifully colored and the card design looks amazing!

laurie said...

That is one gorgeous project...I love the card too!Thanks for playing along at the Dies R Us Challenge, so happy to have you join us!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your woodland scene card is just so adorable! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By All The Little Things!