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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy flower window tent cart

When I saw this technique on SCS, I just had to try it!  Go to the Split Coast Stampers resource library HERE to get instructions on how to make a window tent card (the overall dimension of my card is 6x6).  I used a combination of new and retired Designer Series Papers to make my card.  For the flowers, I used the new hostess 6x6 paper pad.  For the outside of the card, I used Woodland Walk and for the inside, a retired set called Fall Flowers.

To make the flowers, you will need the following Stampin' Up! punches:

Fancy Flower (concord grape flower)
5 Petal Flower (baby flower)
1 3/4" Scallop Circle
2 3/8" Scallop Circle
3/4" circle
1 1/4" Circle
2 Step Bird

Punch 2 of the fancy flowers out of concord print paper.  Punch 2 of the 5 petal flower out of poppy print paper and punch 1 each of the scallop circles from peach parfait print paper.  The leaves are the wing from the 2 step bird punch in pear pizazz print paper.  Stamp the Simple Sallies faces from Peachy Keen onto so saffron cardstock and punch out 2 of the 1 1/4" circles and one 3/4" circle (its easier to stamp first and then punch out the faces). 

Cut 3 strips of 1/4" wide wild wasabi cardstock.  These will be used for the flower stems.  To make them sturdy, fold the strips in half and glue together.  I cut strips that are about 8" long and folded them in half.  You can then trim away what stem you don't need.  Sponge the leaves with wild wasabi ink.  Sponge the so saffron pieces with more mustard ink.

I added some highlights to the faces with a white unibal gel pen and I used a blender pen and regal rose ink for the cheeks.  I colored the mouths solid with a black zig pen.  To add dimension, attach the flower layers together with dimensionals.  I used a Die-namics grass die and cut 2 strips of certainly celery and 2 strips of wild wasabi to layer on the inside of the frame and behind the flowers.  

The greeting is from Occasional Quotes hostess set and is stamped on shimmery white with concord grape.  the base of the card is made from certainly celery cardstock.  I layered pumpkin taffeta ribbon onto the daffodil satin ribbon for the bow.


Linda said...

That is an adorable card. Great job.
Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Kim, that's absolutely DARLING!!! Love the colors and those happy flower faces!

Shari Winterstein said...

This card is adorable! I love your blog and check in every day. Thanks for blessing my day and inspiring my creativity! :)

Whimcees said...


This is a wonderful card! I absolutely love it! It is perfection!

Thank you for bringing a smile this morning! :<) Wishing you a great day!

Love this card!

Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

This is great. Love the flowers.

Ruby said...

What a wonderful card, something I would probably not want to part with (haha!). Tks for sharing I will have to go to SCS for the how-to!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Kim, your cards are adorable. Just love them.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OMGoooodnesss Kim!! This is the cutest bunch PUNCH flowers ever!! I love them!! Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with us at PKS and in the blogosphere!! You are so very talented!! Love everything you make!! HUGS and Love! Kathy

Amanda said...

Kim - this is adorable!!

JoAnn Beachler said...

Those cute flowers sure put a big smill on my face. Thanks for all the work you do. It is appreciated. Hugs

Jess said...

This is so adorable!! I love the flowers they are so cute!

Rebecca said...

That's adorable card. Yes, I have Split Coast Stamper. I can't wait to make one of my own.

Rene said...

Hi Kim,
Greetings from Australia, thanks for putting all the hard work in for us finding all these punch art ideas. Love your card, I am going to give it a go.
Rene xo

Ann G. said...

Wow - it looks fabulous - now I just have to wait for all of those punches to be released in Australia and I can have a bash at making those lovely flowers myself!

kathleenh said...

Kim, your card is so adorable! I love the happy looking flowers!


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