Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lilly Of the Valley

Hi there!  Today I am showcasing a new set designed by our very own Laurie Wilson!  It's part of the Lilly Collection, and it's on sale at the AiFactory store for only $5.00!!!  For the whole set!!!!  What a steal!!!!  So, go check it out!!!!!










Everyone on the design team has been assigned a specific flower from the collection, and I was assigned the Lilly of the Valley.  I really like the Lilly of the Valley, so I was excited to work with it!  When I looked it up online, to get the colors right, I noticed that the flowers are surrounded by leaves.  So, I printed out 3 flowers and I layered them separately.  I did the paper toling(?) technique for the flowers, popping them up to not only highlight them, but make them more realistic.  Then I took the leaves and put them behind so that they look like they are surrounding the flowers.
Our challenge this week was to do clear and simple.  And clean.  I wanted to highlight my flowers and make them the main focal point, so I decided to go w/ a transparency as my card base and then used white for the main panel.  I cut 2 more panels to put on the inside, one to hide the front of the card panel's backing, and then one to write the message on.  I broke out the sewing machine and went through several pieces of paper before I got it straight enough that it didn't look like my 5 year old tried to stitch!  I received clear buttons as a Christmas gift, so I found those and added the thread that I used when stitching to the buttons so they aren't naked.  I added Barely Banana ribbon for contrast.                 

Below are the rest of the team's links!  Be sure to check them out! 

And check out the challenge this week HERE and if you participate, you could win the whole Lilly set FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!  Hope to see your stuff!!!!

Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!

11 comments:

  1. I haven't done a clear card before, yours is so pretty. Great job on the coloring too!

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  2. This is stunning, Erin! Love the lily of the valley!

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  3. I just tried the clear for the first time. Your card is stunning. Like the stitching!

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  4. This is gorgeous Erin. Love the stitching and the way you've made the lilies pop out.
    x

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  5. this is gorgeous, great job...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  6. Erin, this is so pretty and all your paper tole on those bitty flowers is really amazing and adds so much dimension!

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  7. Those Lily of the Valley flowers turned out just beautifully!

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  8. I adore lily of the valley. If I hadn't been so out of it this past week, I probably would've begged someone to switch with me (though, after making my card, I'm glad I didn't...)
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the paper tole flowers. The layers really make the card something special.

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  9. Very pretty! I don't do clear bases often, but they are definitely worth the work!

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  10. Eww, I love acetate! This is beautiful!

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