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Sunday, May 28, 2017

CYS-Stash- flowers

For the Challenge Your Stash challenge, we are to use our favorite flowers image. I decided to use a napkin instead of a stamped image- I love flowers!!!

 Being a technique person, what brings me comfort is trying a technique!  So.......  I have terrible allergies!  So, while I love all things outdoors, when it gets to the time everything starts to bloom, I am indoors!!!  Sneezing probably!  So, my joy in Spring is creating with flowers and not having to smell them or breathe in the pollen......... Instead of using a favorite flower image, I chose to use a napkin image.


 I just love to create using flowers- nothing better than to recreate what I see!  And, all in God's glory!!!

I took a napkin and took off the scrap white layers, then attached it to a white cardstlock which had been run through the Xyron. I have to confess, I have a huge stash of napkins I have saved to create with!!!!

 I fussy cut out the flowers and the butterfly from the napkin, then layered it on the white tag.  The tag die cut and the Asian Washi are from Aliexpress. The Kanji is from About Art Accents.  

 I was cruising Pintrest, and my search led me to the Tag Your It challenge blog.  I spent a little time there, and that is how I ended up using my flower on a tag.  I love that I used some really old SU ribbon to bring out the tan color.  I tried tying the ribbon using twine as I saw in one of the prior posts at Tag Your It-a challenge blog-- love the way it looks and will use this tying technique again.

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin- Use your Stash : )
Just add Ink- choose 2- Washi and flowers
Tag Your It #71- CASE tag

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

18 comments:

Barb said...

Sweet Card! I love how you created your card with napkins! Great job on the use your stash challenge!

CardsbyJo said...

Shelly, I love your napkin technique. What a great idea for the challenge, and it is a beautiful card!!

Maxine D said...

What a great way to use the napkin - must remember that, and taking just a couple of elements is brilliant. A beautiful card
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome fussy cutting on those gorgeous flowers, Shelly! What a fantastically beautiful card using this great technique!!

Susan McFeggan said...

Oh Shelly such an awesome card and how cleaver using the napkins. I also love the colors and the tan ribbon tie technique. You are one smart cookie here. LOL

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm so amazed that the basis of your tag is a napkin! What a way to upcycle! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Tag You're It!

Kara Lynne said...

How gorgeous is that napkin background! Such a great idea, and your fussy cutting is perfect! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Nikki Spencer said...

Wow...Who would have thought a napkin could look so lovely! Very clever and creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty card. Still haven't tried the napking technique although I'd love too. Wow, that fussy cutting must have taken lots of time. Good for you. Card is beautiful.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is awesome! So soft and pretty!

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous! I love florals and think this is so pretty. Boo on the allergies though... I always feel for those of you who suffer from them.

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly, your card is gorgeous. Love the background. I cut the grass on Monday and my allergies with the wind were terrible so I hear you!!!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Shelly! I love the beautiful flowers, what a fabulous technique and background!
Tammy x

artful-notions said...

So glad you played along at Tag You're It! Your tag/card is wonderful. Love the napkin idea. And your fussy cutting is perfect!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a pretty card with the lovely tag how clever. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Chloe said...

Really gorgeous and I love the clever idea of using a tag!! Thank you for joining us this week at JAI - Chlo xx

Donna said...

Love your take on this months challenge - so much time and attention to detail are evident to see... and it looks great!
Hope to see you again at Tag You're It...

Margaret said...

Your card is just stunning! Love the flower print that you used and all the great elements to make your card. Perfect for the challenge.