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Spring Basket

>> Friday, April 8, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Is it spring yet where you live? Seems like overnight, everything started blooming here. So I'm loving these new spring images and the idea of making a basket shaped card with flowers all over it just stuck in my head and that's the direction this took.

As I was deciding how to go about making the basket, I took a folded A2 (4.25 x 5.5) card and saw that the butterfly wreath would make the perfect handle. I stamped a little more than half of the wreath on the top part of the card and used two oval dies to cut it out by inserting the card only part way into the die cut machine. All of the flowers and butterflies were colored w/ markers and cut out.

For the front, I cut strips of card stock, embossed w/ a plaid folder and sponged on the different colors of chalk inks. After weaving the strips, I attached it to the card front and added narrow border w/ mitered corners as a frame.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Spring Wording Square, Butterfly Oval, Three Butterflies, Single Flower Blossom
paper: white
ink: VersaFine onyx, chalk inks in wisteria, ice jade, French blue, pixie dust
accessories: Sizzix plaid embossing folder, oval dies, markers


Jennifer E. said...

Great idea Julie! Love the spft colors and the textured background!

Samantha said...

This is great all over Julie. The handle, the colors, that background! It's Aw..(wait for it)..Some!

Karin said...

Another "WOW" project from you Julie :) All the flower detail and that handle...WHAT? Are you kidding? That is really cool. Oh to be you...

1CardCreator said...

Wow, that is a stunning card. I love the basket weave, this is awesome.

Sue said...

Holy moly!!! This is gorgeous!!!!! I love the basket, the handle... Everything!

Pam said...

Beautifully done.

Keeping it Simple Cards said...

I love the pastel colors you used on the plaid embossing. What brand is the embossing folder, Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug, etc?

Thank you.
Ann Greenspan

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