Friday, 11 September 2015

*** hugs ***

A very dimensional CAS card

This is my second time using burlap ribbon.
Love the texture it adds and it really helps me cope with the dreaded white space.
The flowers are Fiskars Flower lever punches, the biggest is 1"
The leaves are Fiskars Branching Out Squeeze Punch.

As I will be giving this card in person, I added lots of dimension with foam dots between the layers of the larger flowers and curled the petals downwards (using a fine paintbrush handle).  The smaller flowers have their petals curled upwards.

Here is a close-up to show the dimension of the flowers

All the large flowers have a foam dot between the layers and underneath them too.
The top flower has been given extra POP - it has a standard foam dot ( 1/8" thick) between the flower layers and a 1/4" foam dot under the bottom layer, so it stands higher than the other large flowers.  The small flowers are adhered directly onto the card, so there are three levels of dimension.

          I have entered my card in the following challenges:          


hosted by Darnell J. Knauss on her Blog

The theme is Anything Goes
Entries close 11:55pm PST Friday 18th September 2015

The NBUS items I used include:

- the "hugs" die { that I have had for a couple of months and can't believe that I haven't used it until today }

- the Martha Stewart THICK Foam Dots { I  confess that I have had these tucked away in my adhesives drawer for YEARS and while I was assembling the foam dots between the flower layers, I thought why not add even more pop to create another layer of dimension, thrilled that I did, the pics don't show it very well but it really does look pretty }


This month there is no Gossip Column by Taheerah
(sadly due to her Mother's passing, sending deepest sympathy to Taheerah and her family)
but we have been invited to be inspired by the previous three Gossip Columns.


My card was inspired by Gossip Column #3 Jocelyn's Style!
It includes white space (which is always a challenge for me),
texture, layers and a pop of yellow.
I hope my hugs card brings comfort to the couple we will be giving it to.  And, having lost my Mother-In-Law a few months ago, I hope that the sentiment reaches across the miles and brings comfort to Taheerah too.

As mentioned earlier, this one is not a traditional challenge, rather, it is the opportunity to be inspired by the previous three Gossip Column articles & challenges.  If you would like to be inspired to create and share a card, the link closes in just over three days.


          Here are the dimensions of my card          
card base 5 x 7"
burlap panel 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"
inner green mat - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4"
inner white mat - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"


  1. I love how you've frayed the burlap so perfectly, Tracy! The die cut and flowers give this a lovely, youthful flair!

  2. Thank You Bonnie :)
    I didn't know that burlap could be so much fun!!!

  3. Soooo pretty! I love those sweet daisies - especially the gems you used for the center!

    1. Thank You Becca :)
      I love sparkle and shine, so if there is no glitter, there are sure to be rhinestones or sequins.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank You Donna :)
      ... I'm thinking that a less dimensional version will be getting created and going postal soon!!!


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