Monday, March 4, 2013

At Joan's Gardens Challenge 8

I created this card for the At Joan's Gardens Challenge #8, Challenge was to use a lattice, dry embossing, a flower that has been  painted and an oval diecut for a background. This card evolved as a drop-front, window-card created with a textured impressions Lattice embossing folder brushed with Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Antique Linen for the card base.  The beautiful two sided paper is from a card pack by K&Company (Ancestry set).  The dies I used are Spellbinders Labels 18 and (inside) Spellbinder's Classic Ovals (which doesn't show from the front).  I double diecut mounted and lined a 1 1/2 inch folded top border with part of the Labels 18 die, and then cut a window from it. I mounted a smaller reverse of the paper inside the window.  When you open the front you see Cheery Lynn's  French Lattice (FRM 132) (cut from Core-dinations by Tim Holtz) adhered to second side of the paper over the medallion which is rimmed with Starform Glitter Stickers #1283 (from Pop Ups Etc )  The flower is punched from a Punch Bunch flower petals punch, from the same paper, with the rims painted with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Rich Mahogany.  Stamp is a SU stamp from "Elements of Style." and the painted organza center of the flower is also from SU.  I also made a flower from the negative pieces of the Lattice used as petals...great idea!, but the Cordinations paper is too heavy and the flower was not pretty.  I made a third one from  tissue spritzed with the turquoise blue of the card, but it didn't look right.  I had fun with this card, which took WAY too long to create, but some ideas I'd been thinking about got tried out!  All the Spellbinders, Tim  Holtz, Cheery Lynn and C&K products are available at Joans Gardens. 


  1. Your cards are always so lovely.

  2. I always love to see your creative cards Priss. You always create beautiful things. Sounds like this one took a lot of time, but it is gorgeous. Thanks for entering all your beautiful card in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.