Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flower & Leaf Stencil Card!

I used to keep a stash of all kinds of greeting cards made by me, but lately it seems like I never have a birthday card on hand!  Hmmmm.....could it be because the majority of the cards I give are for birthdays?  That must be it!!!  At any rate, I decided I need to make some birthday cards to have on hand so that when I need one at the last minute, I don't have to break my neck to get one made.  This "stencil" card was done using another digital cutting file by SylviaF at the UK Scrapper site........gosh I love her designs!  If you would like the files, they are free to registered members of the UK site and you can find the files here...just scroll down to #93.  Here is my take on her design (The recipient's name will be added to the bottom of the card front when I know who I'm sending the card to):

Here is a close-up view:

The dark green panel is a metallic card and I hope my photos do justice to it.  I also want to add that the "pop-up" flower in the center was designed by me in my Pazzles Inspiration Pro software and I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the card base as well as the light green panel and then I used my CraftROBO to cut everything else except for the tiny butterflies. I discovered something really cool in making this card, I used black stickles on the dew drop in the flower center that I colored black with a Sharpie and also on the center of each of stencil flowers but I noticed that they did not shine like I desired so I decided to add some crystal stickles to make them shine more and to my surprise it turned them to a pretty green shade which was perfect for my surprises like that!  Thanks for looking!
Finished Card Size:  A7 (5"x7")
Paper:  Bazzill (light green), "Empress Emerald" Wausau Metallic Cardstock, Black Recollections (Black Card Base)
Tools:  CraftROBO, Pazzles Inspiration
Accessories:  Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" Punch, "Black Diamond" & "Crystal" Stickles


Barbara said...

Stunning, as usual!

Elly said...

Wow, looks GREAT!!!!

hugs, Elly

Teri said...

The flower center is just perfect...don't you just love happy accidents?!?! Great job again Pam!

SylviaF said...

Pam I love what you have done with this - it was always one of my favourites!!

ThePurplePlace said...

What a lovely card! I sure HOPE all our Cameo issues are addressed soon. One of the major reason I bought mine was exactly for these types of cuts!!

:) Thanks for sharing !!

Jeannie said...

Very nice. But I'd like to know why you use the CraftRobo to cut some of the parts? Which ones and why?