Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Garden Party Shabby Card - Scrapy Land Anything Goes #73

Hello friends and visitors! Welcome to my second post for today, quite different from my first rusty one HERE. It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land, and today I have an all purpose card full of die cuts and frills for you!


For my layers, I chose one of my newest Thinlits dies by Sizzix--Stitched Rectangles . While the shop doesn't have this die set, they carry a lovely set by Tutti-Designs.  I used a punch for my tags. My papers are some oldies from my stash. I applied gesso to the kraft corrugated board backing.

  


My sweet butterfly is Poppystamps Theo Butterfly, sadly no longer available in the shop. But the shop carries so many  other butterfly dies. Backing the butterfly is one of my favorite Memory Box dies Chloe Stem.


My small handmade flowers are cut from Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Thinlits dies. The beautiful large blossom at the center of my cluster is a gift from my good friend Niki (Pawsitively Creative) who has been setting the blogging community on fire with her amazing and creative artwork. (Check out her tophats!) Greenery is Tattered Lace Ornate Leaves. You will find many leaves dies on the virtual shelves of Scrapy Land to complete your project.


I never tire of including these Ferns by Frantic-Stamper in my designs. This time I've heat embossed them with Shabby White Frantage powders.


Poking out from between the layers is Quinn Flourish from Memory Box.


Peeking out from underneath is Garden Gate by Spellbinders and Palace Oval Frame by Memory Box, also embossed with Frantage.


And inside I was inspired by my good friend Kathy Clement (Kathy By Design) to make a little pocket to include a gift. I've added another sweet butterfly and a Tim Holtz quote.




Flowers, stems, greenery, twine, and butterfly were all colored with Distress Oxides and inks.




I hope you have found some inspiration here, and there's always plenty more inspiration at Scrapy Land challenge blog! I hope you'll pop over there to see all the beautiful projects made just for you by my teammates! And then it's over to you! Won't you play along to be in it to win one of two generous gift certificates to the shop? We hope you will!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Country View Challenges - September 2017 - Metal Not very obvious, but the metal is my gold embossing powder on the ferns and oval frame.
Creative Artiste-Challenge #30- "Anything Mixed Media Goes"  I used gesso, inks, Oxides and embossing powders.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Stamp It My stamped quote is inside.
Mixed Media World-MMW#28: AMMG with a Twist (Moodboard) Inspired by the last photo with the delicate leaves and the dewdrops and green in the top middle. Beautiful mood board!
Mixed Media Place- August challenge Inspired by so much in this board--the pinks, the dewdrops, the flowers, the layered rooftops (reflected by my layers), the gird of the calendar (my fence) and the movement of the books pages.
Mixed Media and Art-August challenge Inspired by the greens, the layers, the twig wreath, and the shabby bench.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments! I love reading them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

32 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is amazing Sara! I love the layered die cuts and the beautiful colour mix. An absolutely stunning card!! Have a lovely day!! hugs xx

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  2. Wow Sara Emily! This card is so you and so beautifully designed! The forest feel makes me smile from ear to ear. I adore the shabby embossed ferns and simply must use a fern in something right away now! ;0 I love the inside gift card holder too, how clever! You never fail to inspire me (and make me wish I could craft 24/7 - ha!) Biggest hugs, Autumn

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  3. WOW! This is amazing. I love all the dies you used and I need that fern die :-).

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  4. Just GORGEOUS! Love all the pretty pretty elements ... beautiful layering! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Handmade Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  5. Love all your luscious layers! The colors are so pretty and I love that sweet tag tucked in the back!

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  6. Wow!! So stunning my friend! I love the shabby chic look and the layers are packed with so many fabulous details!! Love the flowers and ferns. Great design!!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

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  7. Double owww...there goes my jaw again!! I feel like I'm walking through a stunning shabby garden, Sara Emily!! This is amazing!! All of the layers are spectacular!! I see so many dies I need now!! And what gorgeous colors!! I adore this, my friend!! Another work of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. A gorgeous card, beautiful layers and clever details, I thought at first sight that the big flower was real! Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media !

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  9. absolutely beautiful Sara - I adore this - it makes me think of dreamy summer days - all delicious and sunny! Love it! Hugs rachel x

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  10. Oh, how I love this card, Sara Emily! I love dies and you certainly have many beautiful ones here. Love the gold and white embossing on the ferns.

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  11. Oh My Sara! This is so, so beautiful! I can't even begin to tell what I like most as I love every single thing about it! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. Sara Emily! Wows! What a stunning card!! I just love love love that Frantage on the ferns- Brilliant!!
    You are so talented my dear! Truly a beautiful work of art!
    Jackie xo

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  13. Lots of wonderful elements to build these beautiful layers Sara, you card is divine xxx

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  14. Oh Sara Emily, I always love your beautiful layers and how they flow into each other! LOVE your small tattered flowers - mine certainly don't look like that! I do love the Frantage you used on your ferns - it is so beautifully shabby chic. Love your butterfly and tags and lovely buttons - amazing card! Hugs!!

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  15. Very pretty tag. Lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  16. STUNNING LOVE LOVE LOVE you always inspire me with your beautiful creativity. Wonder if I am clever enough to CASE this....will let you know.xxx [aNNie]

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  17. This is so pretty, love the pattern papers in the back along with the fence and all the greenery and flowers are amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  18. Huge round of applause for this multi layered beauty! What a wonderful and layered card design! The butterflies are so beautiful and I know that you will love the Vagabond2 for all of these die cuts. The inside of the card totally caught my attention as well. I am enjoy seeing the insides of cards that are some and ready for use. Fantabulous dearie! Thanks for the shout out as well. Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  19. Wow this looks amazing, so much gorgeous texture and detail! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media World Challenge Blog

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  20. What a beautiful garden on your card Sara Emily! I especially love those scrunched up flowers - the colors and layers are lovely on this! Julia xx

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  21. The detail and design are amazing! What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Dues R Us!

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  22. Absolutely enchanting, Sara Emily - the springtime colours and wonderful layering of the elements to create dimension and movement... this is a real beauty.
    Alison x

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  23. Oh boy Sara, I sure do love when you tap into your feminine side! Dang, this is so pretty! Look at all those wonderful layers, wow! The corrugated cardboard adds a wonderful texture, and the stitched layers are fantastic. Beautiful colour palette, you can never go wrong with pink and green! The tag tucked in is a nice addition and the fancy die cut gate is so perfect for a summery garden card! Beautiful flowers, elegant embossed leaves, tons of foliage and even a little pocket on the inside, what's not to love! My favourite bit is the butterfly, oh what a delicate little thing fluttering in the garden with a pearly centre, gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for all the inspiration today my friend, it sure was nice to have a visit with you. Sending hugs and hoping all is well with you and yours :)

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  24. This is so lovely Sara, so much gorgeous detail. Thanks for the lovely comment over at mine and have a great crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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  25. How luscious and beautiful, Sara! My mind escapes words (maybe Irma took them with her? LOL if that's the case, my husband may be grateful LOL). I especially like how your wrote your post, encouraging the use of other dies - a fantastic idea for Scrapy Land. My favorite parts are your "scrunched" flowers and the Finishes on the frantic ferns - I have not considered using texture laden mediums on delicate die cuts! Beautifully done. hugs, de

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  26. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at MM&A!

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  27. Wow wow wow what talent thank you very much for your participation in the challenge of MMA and mmp

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  28. Fabulous page :)! Thanks for playing with us at MMA

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  29. Sara, my talented friend, this truly takes my breath away. Gardens are one of my favorite things in the world and you have brought one to life with your crafty magic. The flowers are blossoming in sweetness and I adore the precious butterfly. Thank you for whisking me away into your sweet garden, my friend. Have a beautiful night. :)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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