Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge

I've found a wonderful blog and I am going to enter my card for their challenge at Just Us Girls. This DT does the most awesome projects. The current challenge is to do a 3D flower....and this is the card I've created.
This view is the inside of the card. The pattern paper has been run through my Cuttlebug Embossing folder for Swiss Dots, and the white sentiment base has been shaped with my Nestabilies and Cuttlebugged. I have added a dimension flower which was created with my Cricut Machine with the Walk In My Garden cartridge. The green leaf has been cut by hand with decorative scissors and the leaf has been distressed with my chalk pad. The sentiment is a rubber stamp.

The card style is a Gate Fold and one of the issues I seem to have with this style is the inability to close the card and keep it closed. You will notice that I have made a little strip of paper on the lower flap, and there is a small tab that slips into it. Aha, a closed card at last. The flaps have Cuttlebugged papers that are also edged with Martha Stewart's Doily Punch. The base for the flower are Nestabilities, two sizes and they have been Cuttlebugged. Oh how I lovezzz m' Cuttlebug. The flower was cut in 4 graduating sizes from Walk In My Garden cartridge and of course, each flower was put through my embossing folders before stacking. I've curled the petals, added a center and a sweet little Martha Stewart butterfly. Just for some additional color and embellishment I've added two wine colored ribbons.

This is a view of the card slightly open.



16 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Oh Carole, it is lovely, soooo very fem fem. Hugs

Lisa B said...

OMG! Carol this is beautiful! Is this just a gate fold card turned??? How brilliant!! Another stunner....can't say I am surprised.

Kris L said...

Beautiful card and flowers! I so love your style...hugs...Kris

Andrea M said...

This is gorgeous! Stunning! Love the little butterfly on the flower as well - what a nice little detail. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is gorgeous Carole! Love all the detail you put in here. Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my, Carole! This is such a lovely gatefold card. What a great idea to add a little closure for it! So clever :) I love the romantic, Victorian look you achieved. Your flower is stunning and I LOVE the butterfly you added on the petals!! So pretty.

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Love seeing your gorgeous creations. Hope to see you on Saturday for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting. You don't want to miss it...EVERY participant will be a winner!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful 3-D flower Carole! I love how you cut all those petals! You have inspired me to get my Cricut out & start making these beautiful flowers! Thanks for playing along in this week's 3-D challenge with Just Us Girls! I hope you come back & play next week! :)

Regina Easter said...

oh carole this is adorable...great job girl...hugs

Kelly said...

So pretty Carole! Great job on the flowers.

Scossie Jane said...

What an elegant card Carole, love the dimension in the flower xx

DeeDee said...

Oh my, how beautiful girlie! What a great idea to turn the gate fold card long ways...thanks for the inspiration! HUGS!

DonnaMundinger said...

GORGEOUS Carole! those flowers are breathtaking! xxD

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1CardCreator said...

Just when I think this card is the best you've ever done, you go and do one better! I just love this card, all the detail you put in it, the inside lined with patterned paper, the embossing, edges punched, the little butterfly, and the flower is just awesome! I love how you added all the intricate details to the flower too. ~Diane

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Caroli...I had to come back and take another look! This one is stunning too! Hopefully, one day I'll be able to make such beautiful cards too! Thank you for your very sweet words. I'm following you too! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Tracey Cuccia said...

SO Pretty and sweet! The recipient of this will LOVE it, no doubt. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS this week!!