Today's challenge looked so fun even though it is out of my comfort zone. After I got the idea of using dots and daisies it occurred to me I have no fun dot paper, no daisy punch, die or stamp. I spent the afternoon figuring out how to make polka dot paper on Photoshop Elements by designing a simple pattern. I found a simple daisy on line and traced it by hand then created a file to cut with Klic-n-Kut. Grasses were cut by hand. For a small embellishments I used the KSS butterfly and cut it out. My goal was to make a card with no stamps and no DP but I caved in for the butterfly. The birch bark was from a tree. The fake ribbon is a strip of paper with stitches on it. Thanks so much for looking.
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 GMT Views: 1068
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Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:42 PM
Nancy, you are so clever! I would never have guessed this was all hand made - looks so precise! It's kind of like making a box cake , versus one from scratch. Anyone can just add water. This is just awesome. Your paper came out perfect and the flowers and grass are so sweet, but the bark - that's just genius!
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Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 10235
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:05 PM
Nancy, you always amaze me with your talent! Your butterfly is such a sweet addition to these pretty daisies with the hand cut grass! I was going through all my dp and didn't realize I had SO much polka dotted papers!!!!! It was rather overwhelming, and a couple of times I almost had a card figured out, but then I caved in and put the dp's away~
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 23854
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:11 PM
No designer paper..no problem for you Nancy! lol..You amaze me with your creativity! I love the layout and the interesting layers for your dots and daisies card...I'm so glad you played today..this card is fun and fresh and uniquely you! :)
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21937
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:18 PM
I love the blades of grass and the bark!! Awesome faux ribbon too!! Beautiful card!!
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Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60447
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:58 PM
Nancy, you win the Clever and Creative Award, hands down!! This is TERRIFIC! Love your daisies with their slender leaves and fancy centers that feature tiny circles within a circle. The bg DPs you created add to the joyful feeling.