Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Floral Hello

Hey there! So, I really didn’t have plans to post this week – my workload is kind of heavy this week, but I didn’t want to leave y’all hanging, so I’m pulling from the archives! Have you’ve ever been in the mall and wondered who dressed the mannequins, did the window displays, and merchandising? Well, people like me. Anyway, enough of that, let’s get to the card!

This is a card I made a while back when I just needed to get something out of my system:




My goal here to make a clean and graphic card. I used what is probably my favorite set ever, Rosie Posie. And, I finally used the Quatrefoil background stamp that I picked up at Hob Lob.

I have standard, top fold A2 base made from True Black. Not something I use often, but this is what popped in my head at the time. The card front is Rustic Cream as are all of the flower die cuts. I stamped the large roses with Real Red ink by Stampin’ Up. The buds and quatrefoil were stamped in Fountain Pen by Jenni Bowlin. I used the Rosie Posie leaves for the die cuts, but I also stamped a different leaf from a Studio G set that I got from Wal-Mart last year. I don’t buy the inexpensive stamps anymore, but I love the leaves in that set. I stamped them using Lucky Limeade ink. Also, the shading you see on the blooms, I did that with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

I tied a bow using red saddle stitch from Hob Lob. I use this quite a bit – mainly because I love having a pop of color, especially red, but also so that I can order some from Papertrey. I just prefer their ribbon over most others.

I stamped a sentiment from Fillable Frames #1 onto a scrap of True Black and trimmed it with my pinking shears. I highly recommend a pair. I got mine when I worked for Jo-Ann, but they were not expensive at all. I keep telling myself that I need to get another pair to dedicate to ribbon and fabric. And I am convinced that I was a Southern Belle or something in a former life, because I am addicted to pearls! That being the case, I tucked some Melissa Frances pearls in my bouquet of flowers.

I finished the card off with a spritz of Mister Huey Calico Shine from Studio Calico.

As always, I thank you for stopping by! I hope to find some time to create this week, as I have a LOT of ideas that I want to share. Plus, I’ll be working on something special with a dear friend of mine, I’m just waiting on my goodies to come in. Also, the My Creative Time team is giving you all peaks into the different techniques that we use, and the first group started today! You can check that out here. My turn hasn’t come yet, so if there is something I do that you would like to see, LET ME KNOW! I’ve been pricing video cameras, so there are tutorials coming. One reason I stopped was I didn’t like that my camera picked up the noise from itself when I recorded. Anyway, leave a comment below this post, or feel free to email me. Okay, I’ve gone on enough! Have a blessed day!


  1. Stunning card, Trell. Really pretty.

  2. Trell, this card is striking! I'm a sucker for red/black/white combinations and you knocked this out of the park. Great addition of the pearls. :)

  3. Very beautiful! That Quatrefoil pattern really adds an elegant touch.

  4. wow Trell! this is just stunning! because of you I ordered some shine, just to try. then will decide if I will carry it in the store!

  5. Trell ~ OMG! GORGEOUS! The color combination is just stunning! I can't wait to see your videos! You know what I would LOVE and appreciate to see so I will let it go at that my sweet Trell! LOL

  6. Perfect color combo, super job!

  7. Gawjus! I love those creations that are the perfect remedy for a stressful time. I particularly love the depth of the jewel toned colors used. Just scrumptious all round!

  8. Wow Trell just when I think you have out done yourself with an amazing creation, you go and top it with a even more stunning on! You need to be teaching!

  9. This is such a GORGEOUS card Trell!Have a great weekend my friend!!!:)

  10. Wow...so stunning. I love Rosie Posie in red and black, colors I would have never used with that set, but now I am looking forward to CASEing this one. Just beautiful.

  11. I love the way the pattern goes with the roses and leaves...the ribbon is perfect to separate yet continue the design. Beautiful job!
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  12. Love the way this looks very inspiring!


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