Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Elegant Sweet William


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I wanted to make an elegant but very simple card.  I think I succeeded.  I began with a card base 5 7/8" square (purple card stock)  Next I cut a 5 5/8" white panel that I embossed with my Hearts and Rose Leaves XL embossing plate.  Then I cut 5 white and one purple Border Carnivale strips 6" long.  I made sure to center the paper on the border die so I would be able to line up the strips and then just trim the excess off the sides.  I used Red Liner tape to adhere them to my embossed panel.  Next came the flower, I die cut 2 large and 2 small Sweet Williams from two shades of purple card stock.  I also die cut Darling Daisies out of the lighter purple card stock.  I folded each of the petals inward and upward on the Sweet Williams then put my flower together, alternating colors.  I die cut a green Stacker Flower 4 for the bottom of the flower and then added a brad to hold them together.  I did find it helpful to add a small bit of glue in the center between layers.


The beautiful flourish below the flower is a Mini Flourish One.  I added two corner adornments from the Lace Corner Deco B set.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration.  The challenge this week is die cut Flowers.  You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.

8 comments:

Karen W said...

Very pretty!!! I love the purple too

ednamburgess said...

So beautiful. From the flower to the layers of strips. And you used my favorite colors. Edna

nandini rao said...

Very beautiful.Love the colors and the way you have done the layering

Joann said...

Hi Sandy, Gorgeous card! I do love the simple elegance of it and your layering is fantastic. I continue to practice with my flower dies, you do such a lovely job! Hugs*

SandyK said...

Beautiful card, Sandy.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! More die cuts to put on my wish list!

dj1952 said...

Sandy, I have to tell you that this is just soooooooooo beautiful. I love the frames, the embossed plate, oh and just all of it. I will definitely try this one. When you use this embossing plate with distress die, how do you keep it from smearing on the rest of the card? I've tried it a couple of times and it looks horrible. Thanks so much. Hugs, dj1952 texastransplant69 @ yahoo.com

Scrap Affair said...

Well, this is stunning!!! WOW!! All the layers and colors work so well together!