SU Botanical Builder Dies

Tomorrow is Tuesday, and that means another week has gone by since the last Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  My card for tomorrow’s color challenge features the SU Botanical Builder Dies.  I think the floral dies are so pretty and can be combined in so many ways to create gorgeous flowers.

Vicki Dutcher (vdutchr) is the hostess for this week’s Color Challenge, and she asked us to use Stampin’ Up! colors of Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy. These colors are beautiful together!  Here is my card featuring the colors.

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To create the card, I began by cutting a Solar White card stock panel with the ODBD Majestic Medallion Die (the largest die).  Laying the die over the die cut, I used a Black Copic Multiliner to mark the edges.  Then I used the Saharan Screen Card Panel Die to cut out a Solar White stencil.  I laid the stencil over the Majestic Medallion die cut and, using SU Tempting Turquoise and Emerald Envy classic ink, I alternated sponging the inks across the stencil onto the other die cut.

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The above photo shows the sponging, as well as a white embossed bird and birdcage. Vicki’s challenge included for dessert (i.e., extra points) the addition of a bird.  I also added red cardinals onto the sentiment piece that I made with the ODBD Ornate Ovals Dies (smallest die).  I added the sentiment, One-of-a-Kind, onto this piece in red ink.  The sentiment is from the Altenew One Of A Kind Stamp Set.  The following photo is of the sentiment.

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For the foliage around the flowers, I used the ODBD Lovely Leaves Dies to create the leaves and sponged on Emerald Envy ink with different intensity so they would vary in color.  You can see the variations in the photo below.

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After adhering the flowers to the card, I embellished them by placing Tempting Turquoise and/or Real Red candy dots in the centers.

I hope you are inspired by my card!  Thanks for stopping in and leaving comments!

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Stamps:  Altenew One Of A Kind, SU Aviary (retired)

Paper:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy Card Stock and Neenah Solar White

Ink:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy Classic Ink, and  Black Copic Multiliner Pen

Accessories:  SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Saharan Screen Card Panel, ODBD Majestic Medallion, ODBD Ornate Ovals, ODBD Lovely Leaves,  IO Cardinal Dies, SU Brights Candy Dots (retired), SU Heat and Stick Powder, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter VersaMark, and SU White Embossing Powder

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Impression Obsession - Die - Mini Cardinals  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter VersaMark Pad White Stampin' Emboss Powder

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.”  Romans 1:18 & 19

Nail Art Inspiration – SU Botanical Builder Framelits

Have you ever been inspired by NAIL ART in your paper crafting creations?  I would have never thought of that until today.  On today, the Inspiration Challenge, IC531, is to view this NAIL ART Pinterest board, select a photo that inspires you, and create paper art.

There are so many photos of beautiful nail art that inspired me, and it was difficult to pick just one.  However, I chose this one as my focal point for my card share today.

Nail Art Inspiration SU Botanical Builder Framelits

The nail art inspired me to create this Happy Birthday Card.  Please share with me how you think I did with the inspiration!

When I saw the photo of the nail art above, I knew right away how I would create my card.  The Stampin’ Up! (SU) Botanical Builder Framelits immediately came to mind. Therefore, the floral elements you see on the card were created with the Framelits. To create more realistic 3D floral elements, I used the Sizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.  (If interested in learning about this kit, here is a YouTube video about the kit, and here is a YouTube video that shows how to use it.)

Nail Art Inspiration - SU Botanical Builder Framelits

Did you notice the specks of turquoise on the nails in the above nail-art photo?  To incorporate that color on my first card layer, I cut a heart frame, laid it onto the SU Very Vanilla Card Stock, and sponged around it with SU Tempting Turquoise Ink. Afterwards, I adhered the floral pieces onto the card stock and added SU Basic Pearls in the center of each flower.

Nail Art Inspiration - SU Botanical Builder Framelits

You can see that I used the largest leaf framelit on the inside of the card in the above photo.  I hope you enjoy my beautiful card as much as I did making it!


BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1 SUPPLIES USED

Stamps:  None

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate (retired), and Tempting Turquoise Card Stock

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink (126952)

Accessories:  Stampin’ Up! (SU) Botanical Builder Framelits (140625), SU Basic Pearls, North Coast Creations Happy Birthday DieSizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit (no longer available at Sizzix), and SU Stamping Sponge

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Sizzix Accessory - Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Nail Art Inspiration - SU Botanical Builder Framelits