Monday, October 25, 2010

"Blessed" Flower Soft Display Globe

It's been a while since I used one of the display globes from Flower Soft....very fun and easy to make, but man oh man, are they a booger to photograph! In order to get a shot with not much light glare on the globe, the many layers of Pearl Glimmer Mist on the card and poinsettia are not visible....let me tell you, it's sparkly in the real!!

Sorry, I didn't photograph each step as I was assembling the card, but here is a brief description:
I used the "Blessed Christmas" set by Our Daily Bread designs, since the poinsettia image was an absoute perfect size for the globe, PLUS, it gave me the chance to try out the new custom cutting die which cut out the poinsettia perfectly instead of spending hours using my exacto knife!! (And believe me, I've done just that!) Okay, here are some steps:
Embossed the poinsettia (and sentiment) with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, cut out the image with the "Poinsettia Die", colored with SU markers and sponge dauber in Pink Pirouette, sprayed with "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, then adhered foam tape to the back and added Zva Creative pearls to the center. The Flower Soft Display Globes come with aperature cards....with the oval already cut out for the globe. The cards are tri-fold, so that you can enclose the globe and it's workings within the top layer once it's ready to put together. I used the pre-cut hole to trace my SEI "Chocolate Mint" designer paper and pink background paper, which I cut out with an exacto knife. I used a CB embossing folder for the designer paper and the inside pink layer for a little bit of character. Once I had the outside of the card in order, the poinsettia was adhered to the pink layer.
Before I put in the globe and added the Gold Flower Soft, I sprayed the entire card with more Glimmer don't want to spray it after or your globe will be a mess! Then I used Scor-Tape to adhere the globe to the inside of the card, lightly dabbed the inside of the globe with a damp dryer sheet to get rid of static, dried it with a very soft clean cloth, added the Gold Flower Soft, then adhered the extra fold to enclose the Flower Soft globe. Using Flower Soft glue around the edge of the paper next to the globe, I adhered Gold Flower Soft as a frame. The outside layer is metallic gold cardstock, the pink layer is Pink Pirouette and was punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border punch. The gold corners and strips are Flower Soft Peel Off Stickers. The May Arts Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy. Well, it wasn't brief, but that's about it! :)

I have used the following challenges for this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Christmas Colors;
Craft Your Passion challenge: Glitter, sparkles, or bling;
Christmas Card Challenge: use flowers on your card;
Crafty Pad Challenge: Christmas theme;
Stampin' Sisters In Christ: use pink ribbon and pink as primary color of card;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Inspiration photo with pinks, greenery, browns, moss;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' challenge: use die cuts or punches;
Bah Humbug challenge: Elegance;
Christmas Stampin' All Year: metallic;
Frosted Designs: die cuts;
Fussy and Fancy: Winter Wonderland;
Delightful Challenges: Christmas;
Stamp Insanity: Think Pink;
Flower Soft Challenge at Splitcoast: Heavy Metal.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It means a lot for you to visit! God Bless!


GCgirl said...

This is beautiful! Extra kudos for combing a gagillion challenges too ;-)!

Donna said...

Angela, this is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the sparkle. Love your bow! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

ML Design Works said...

You've done a beautiful job on this card! The colors are wonderful, the ribbon adds so much, and the gold Flower Soft around the edge! Just so well put together! Thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy this week! Lisa

Stephanie said...

Stunning card. Beautiful bow. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! this is lovely!! I adore the soft colors and you really do need to teach me how to make a perfect bow like that!! Thanks for sharing another one with us at Frosted Designs!!
Barb :)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous.. Beautiful colors and design paper, love that new flower soft and awesome bow.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters in Christ.


Hi Angella
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Ann said...

Hi Angella - so pleased you joined our challenge this week - your card is just so special and very elegant indeed. Perfect for our challenge. Hope we'll see loads more of your work in the future.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Debbie said...

Hi Angie what a super card, it is so chic and elegant. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Pad challenge this week. ;)
xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Diana said...

Your card is gorgeous, very classy. love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

gina g said...

Wow beautiful card Angella i love the gorgeous papers and that bow is fab. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, they are difficult to get a good picture, I gave up with mine LOL!! Lovin that bow looks great!
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

Olga said...

This is beyond gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it, that bow, your image, the dp, WOW!

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for making Speedy's challenge one of the ones you used on your card. It's always fun to see your cards.

Irene said...

Hello Angie

What a fabulous, and beautiful card. The backing papers are gorgeous and your poinsetta just perfect, and such a fab bow. Your card just oozes elegane.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!


Max said...

Oh YES! This card is classy and elegant - love the soft pink ribbon and the beautiful paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous holiday creation, Angella!

Thank you for sharing it with the Friends for Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge!

starcyl said...

Just beautiful, classy and elegant.

Jenny x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just gorgeous - that ribbon/ bow is stunning! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Alison said...

Wow! This is stunning! I adore pink poinsettias, and you made such a beautiful card!!! I really love it! Thank you so much for playing along with StampInsanity!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Stunningly beautiful!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Anonymous said...


Becky Green

Sarah said...

So beautiful!! (And yes, I'll bet this was hard to photograph!) All that glitter and gold- just lovely! And that soft pink bow is just as pretty as can be. Wonderful card, Angela!

Darlene said...

Wow this is so gorgeous. I love all the pink. Your bow is perfect. All the pearls on the poinsettias and in the corners of the card are wonderful accents. Your attention to detail is wonderful.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Angela - this is a gorgeous card from you - as always! I love the DP and that divine bow - and of course the gorgeous images you have used - what a wonderful free for this weeks challenge! I am loving this! Thanks you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters n Christ Challenge this week - we love to see your cards and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Maria said...

You did a fabulous job with the metallic challenge! Your card is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!


rosalien said...

wow, such a pretty and elegant card. Thanks for joining StampInsanity.


KC said...

great color combo! Thanks for sharing you’re pink with us at StampInsanity.

Scrappin Hard said...

Great Job on your card. Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs. Esther~ DT

marcelle schauer said...

Congratulations on your win girl! You certainly are rocking your cards lately. Really I want to come play in your "space" wink, wink!