Monday, 26 March 2012


It's Monday and time for our BBTB2 challenge and this week I had the honour of choosing the cut. I chose any of the flourishes from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I love flourishes and think they add such an elegant touch to any project.
I made a shadow box card which is really easy to do. I cut 2 pieces of ivory card at 7x5" then scored the short ends at 1/2 and 1 inch which are then scored, folded and adhered together and you have your shadow card ready to decorate, Before adhering the card together I adhered a piece of backing paper (from Papermania Book Print pad of paper) cut at 5x5" to the inside of the card and cut my aperture using a circle nestability.  I cut 5 nestie circles for the roses and handcut them spirally (haha is that a word ??)  and used my cuttlebug quilling tool which makes it so eay to wind the paper to make these little roses. I used a tonic butterfly punch to punch 2 butterflies in the same paper which was the leftovers from the lovely lilac paper I used on last weeks card! I cut 3 flourishes which are flourish 2 from Cindy Loo at 1 1/2" in black American Crafts cardstock and added them behind my roses. Finally I added some lilac gems to finish.
Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous cards the rest of the DT have created this week and we would love to see your creations with a flourish too!  Don't worry if you don't have Cindy Loo cart you can use a flourish from any cart and there are lots of beauties on many of the Cricut carts to choose from!
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great week!


Craftbugmum said...

Wow what a stunning card Julie. Love the colours you have used.
Fi xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Julie! Your card is so fabulously elegant! Love your color scheme and the shadow box. It really is breathtaking. xxD

Susan said...

Julie this card is just breathtaking. I absolutely love everything about it, but most especially the colors! Thanks for selecting such a fun challenge this week!

Carole Beath said...

This is indeed a breathtaking card...absolutely beautiful on all levels. The colors, the design, .... what a wonderful card. Thanks for the fun challenge, Julie.

Riley's Custom Creations said...

This is such a beautiful card! I will have to try this technique. TFS

Jeri said...

Julie-this is absolutely stunning. This is just a piece of art to sit on a shelf. Beautiful job and thanks for a great challenge.

Lori1brat said...

Julie your project is absolutely GORGEOUS ! I love all the flowers and the dimension....SPECTACULAR ! Great challenge this week ! Hugs - Lori

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful!love the flowers and stamping.tfs

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers, butterflies, and flourishes! I love the shadow box style card--I just recently made my first one.
I am a new follower!

Vickie said...

Beautiful card. I love the look of the recessed window.

Sandi said...

julie, love that flourish and oh those flowers are fabbie. hugs

Audrey Frelx said...

Another beauty!!! Love it!


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