July 20, 2011

I Can Do That

I was viewing blogs the other day looking for some inspiration. I came a cross this adorable card. I was reading what supplies were used and was bummed to find out she used a Silhouette. Of course..isn't that how it always works? No matter what machine(s) you have, it's never the right one. So after looking at the card for awhile I suddenly had this great idea. I can do this myself. I have put together a little tutorial incase you want to give it a try. My hubby told me to do a video...hahaha..he is so funny.

Here is the card that inspired me. Shari Carroll created this card using Hero Art stamps and digital die cuts.

And here is my card.

I just love when I have an idea and it actually works. It took a few tries but I finally got it. Here is what I did.
I cut out my square using my
Big Shot and a Spellbinder die.
 I didn't want the stem from the
flower to go to the edge of my paper.
I covered the bottom edge of my
square with a piece of scrap then
stamped my flower.

 Here it is with the scrap paper pulled

 I did a couple of lines around the flower
to give it a frame.

Using a craft knife I cut out the spaces
between the flower and the frame. I also
stamped a second flower and cut out
just the center.

I colored the flower and the extra center
with my Copic markers.

I hope you like my creation. If you decide to give it a try let me know. I would love to see what you come up with.



  1. What a beautiful card. Love how you framed the flower. Your coloring is exquisite. Love the polka dots on the side too!

  2. Excellent, Deanna! Firstly, I love your card! The way you did the black polka dots just where they are, the twine ribbon w/button, perfectly centered sentiment . . . and of course your lovely focal point! And secondly, thank you so much for doing the tutorial! I've bookmarked it so I can give this a try in the future!

  3. This is amazing. I'm so impressed by your line drawing and craft knife cutting skills for real. Wow! Beautiful!

  4. Wow, very nice job. Your card is perfection!

  5. Amazing!! That looks like a lot of detailed cuttin, but you've really done a fabby job of it!! This is such a sweet card.

  6. Oh, this is fabulous, Deanna! I love it!!

  7. your card is just as nice as Shari's - love it. will have to try your technique - pretty simple if you have the right stamp. super job!!!

  8. Wow - so increadibly creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. OH MY ......... this is simply AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!

  10. This is a great technique Deanna and I love it that you didn't use a machine to create your card. We seem to be moving away from old fashioned paper crafting skills these days - what with dies, cutting machines and the like. Its really great to see a beautiful truely handcrafted card. Love it!

  11. Gorgeous! Fabulous design!

  12. Deanna your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you created it! I love the cut outs and 3D flower, such a great technique!



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