Saturday, February 13, 2010

Homemade Embellishments for a Friend

While I impatiently await the release of Paper Trey Ink's newest stamp sets and a few other goodies, I decided to participate in a very fun challenge that they were having today. This challenge was to create a set of embellishments and attach them to a piece of clear acetate..

My project was created for my dear friend Karolyn Loncon as a Thank You for sending me my All Time FAVORITE COOKBOOK EVER. Besides reading "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" from cover to cover, I have made just about every recipe. If you have not picked up this Cookbook, I recommend you RUN to your nearest book store and grab a copy. Trust me your family will THANK YOU!
Here is the inside prior to the embellishments being added. Although you cannot see it, the clear acetate is covering the green vines.
This is a close up of the flowers I created. Unity stamps were used for the 3 coordinating flowers. The second layer is adhered with foam squares. Probably can't tell but they have 4 layers. The other two flowers were created by punching 5 scalloped circles. On one side I cut to the center and used that slit to adjust the sizes of my circles which also gives them some dimension. The embellishments are adhered to the acetate using glue dots and can be easily removed so that Karolyn can use them.

Here is a side view so you can see all of the layers, the dimension and the acetate.
Other Challenges I used:
CPS: Sketch
Creative Belli Blog: Ribbon (I've had this ribbon for 3 years)
Hand Full of Stamps: Open (create anything to share)
Crafty Creations: Friends (I created this for a friend, hope that counts)
2 RedBananas: Behind the Scenes (create your own background, I did this on the inside with the vines)
...........Supplies I used...........
Stamps: Unity
Ink: Stampin Up (always artichoke, taken with teal)
Paper: Stampin Up (always artichoke, garden green)
Patterned Paper: S.E.I.
Tools: Stampin Up (scalloped circle punch, flower trio punch), Spellbinders (Nestabilities-label 4), Cuttlebug (textile embossing folder)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (buttons), Martha Stewart (colored twine or floss), DCWV (polka dot ribbon)


Lisa said...

Great colour combos!! These flowers are super cute!

Golden said...

This is so neat and I love the use of those flowers.

Rose said...

your card is wonderful!
thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week for our
Friends challenge :)

Heather Rogers said...

Love the SEI paper and and the vines you stamped on the inside. Very cute!

Stef H said...

wow! cooking AND crafting! a woman of many talents! and all of it yummy!

hugs :)

Donna said...

Beautiful card Justine, I love all the pretty flowers inside with hte little buttons :) Donna x

Sue Lelli said...

So much work and such a great outcome! FAB project!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh I totally LOVE Pioneer Woman and I bought that cookbook for my Aunt for Christmas. I have her site in my Google Reader so whenever she posts a new recipe, I have it. Her recipes NEVER disappoint.

LOOOOOOVE these homemade flowers too. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fabulous creation! I love the ribbon separating the two elements! Great flowers! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Darsie Bruno said...

Love the papers and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining the Belli Challenge!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Holy crap!! Really?!! For me?!! Hurry up and send them!! LOL This whole project is super delicious Justine, and how sweet are you?!! I seriously can't wait to get them - the colors are amazing. My head is swimming with ideas to use them "Dawn McVey" style (if you know what I mean - LOL). Girl, I am touched beyond belief and am so grateful to have such a sweet friend. Thank you!

Helen F. said...

Great project, Justine. Love your card. beautiful colors and the embellishments are awesome!
PS: I think Karolyn likes 'em :):)

Cindy Haffner said...

So petty,I love all y9our layers!!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our Crafty Creations Challenge - "Friends" Great sentiment - lovely project! Cheers Claire

Sue Lelli said...

This is just FABULOUS! Great colors and great embellies!

Ceal said...

what a fabulous card! love all the details and flowers. Thanks for playing in the Belli ribbon challenge

NinaB said...

I would so love to get this as a gift - so cool.

Chrissy D said...

Great projects! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Come play again this Wednesday!

Maria Matter said...

ok, so maybe if I had this cookbook, I would enjoy cooking more??? My hubby lovessss to cook, maybe I'll get it for him! lol

This is not only such a creative idea, but beautifully executed!!!
Seeee, YOU DO ROCK!!!

blessings, Maria

Melissa said...

What a sweet, fun, and adorable project. I just love the fruity, playful colors and embellies.

Unknown said...

Wow super cute, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.