Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Lili of the Valley DT and attaching embellies

I get asked so often what I use to adhere my flowers to the card, so I’ve made a card and also taken some quick pics of attaching flowers.

I’ve used Little Girls – Story Time stamp from Lili of the Valley and gone rather vintage. I received these Bella Bella papers in my DT kit from Dies to Die for and love the vintage look they give to a project.

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I did quite a bit of distressing on this card, I used Timmy's distressing tool on the edges, then inked them with Walnut Stain ink then smeared some Distress Crackle paint around the edges.

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The image has been coloured with distress inks. The lace ribbon trim is from Quixotic Paperie and the flowers are natch from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used 20mm open roses, aster daisies, 6mm rose buds.

Now then, I have been asked so many times how I attach flowers and other embellishments to my cards. I use Crafters Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue, I could not make a card without it!!

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I apply the glue (which is really thick and grabs almost right away even though it’s not dry – and it dries clear) with a pokey tool. I apply a good dollop.

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I also use it for punched leaves, just a little is needed for these. Then I poke them in with a pair of tweezers where I have gaps in the arrangement.

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I also use it to attach charms and anything else to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

45 comments:

  1. LOVE your vintage card Bev. It is adorable. How on earth do you get that look around your papers? I've tried and really struggle with this :( Love that LOTV stamp, will just have to get it too! Happy crafting, hugs to you from a very cold Cape Town, Sharon

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  2. Hi Bev ,love your sweet card!!!
    Big Hugs Heidy

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  3. wow vintage card is great. I love your style.

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  4. sweet card!
    just a note: I think you've two times the same post on your blog..

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  5. beautiful card Bev, thanks for the tip on the flowers.

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  6. Hi Bev,
    Very sweet card, I do like the colours a lot. Thank's for sharing your way of sticking flowers and embelishments.
    Have a great day.
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Melanie

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  7. So beautiful card Bev,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. It's Gorgeous. Love the image. Love everything!

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  9. Hi Bev,
    The papers on this card are scrumptious. They match the flowers so well and the layout is fabulous. The image is so sweet - I love this one - and so delicately coloured.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  10. Beautiful card Bev, so sweet. Could I ask where I can get one of those distressing tools from. Thanks
    Helen

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  11. Lovely card
    - and thanks for the tip - I have been looking for a new glue - mine holds tight but as it doesn't dry completely clear...it sometimes a bit annoying...

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  12. Oh what a sweet card Bev, beautiful colors and sweet's image.


    Hugs Suze xx

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  13. Fabulous card Bev, love the flowers arrangement too, and nice to see you using other colors. Going to attempt making a bow following your tutorial today.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  14. Beautiful card honey as always and what a change for you... a little bit of distressing... wow... loving it.

    Big hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  15. Hi Bev, thats stunning and beautiful, love the colouring
    and paper are gorgeous.
    Hugs Trudy

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  16. The vintage colours on this are stunning! Love that image ♥

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  17. it is gorgeous, i love the flowers I really need to get some new flowers soon I am so running out, there are just too many to choose from though!

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  18. Wow this is so beautiful.. OH how I love your image you used. Pretty papers too for this one. I need to color more with the distressing inks. TFS...... Love it.
    Peggy

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  19. Oh Bev! Your vintage card is gorgeous! Love that flower color!
    Hugs, Dena

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  20. Beautiful .... I am enjoying these images - I always enjoy your art work!
    Sandra

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  21. Love the look of your card Bev, thanks for all the handy hints!

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  22. wow!! I loved your blog!! Your cards are perfect!! Hugs!!

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  23. gorgeosu card bev, might have to give this glue a go
    x

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  24. Lovely vintage card Bev. Never heard of that glue must keep a look out for it.
    Myrax

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  25. Love this card Bev it is gorgeous.I use silicone glue and get in quite a mess might give the glue ago Hugs Toni

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  26. Oh my word, this card is fabulous....absolutely breathtaking.
    Beautiful paper! Love the adorable image, but it's your coloring skills that truly are amazing.
    Thanks for the tip with regard to the glue!

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  27. Wow your card is adrable
    I like the colors very much and thanks for the tip on the flowers
    Tineke

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  28. Such a sweet, sweet card. Darling image, great colors :)

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  29. Stunning card Bev, adorable image and love the vintage look. Love the lacey ribbon and beautiful peach coloured flowers.
    Kelly.x

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  30. Gorgeous card. Thanks for showing us how you attach flowers and embellies to your cards.

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  31. Gorgeous card, Bev - I love vintage and love the colours you've used here on your beautifully coloured image and papers. Thanks, too, for the tips.

    Alice (beemer)

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  32. Lovely card Bev and thanks for the mini tutotorial x

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  33. Great job of distressing....mine usually looks like a big mess when I get done. And those little girls look so sweet sitting in that chair together. Beautiful colors you used.
    And thanks so much for the tips...one can always use advice from the pros!!
    xxxxx
    Lisa

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  35. That really is a wonderful vintage look, Bev but then, your cards are always wonderful.
    Thanks for the tip on attaching the embellies - my Crafters Pick glue arrived yesterday along with all the colours of 25mm ribbon and I'm looking forward to trying everything out at the weekend.
    Diane x

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  36. Love your card and thank you for the tip about the glue. I haven't tried that one before.

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  37. Gorgeous card and tutorial Bev, think I need that distressing tool too and pleased to say I have this glue on order. You are naughty as you know how to spend everyone´s pennies for them ... or should I say pounds ROFL!!!
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  38. Such a beautiful card. Love these flowers!

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  39. Beautiful card Bev! Thanks for the tutorial on attaching elements.
    "Hugs" Granny (Carol)

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  40. Your card is adorable and I like the vintage. I love the cute image and how you colored it. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Adorable card, love the colours and the distressing. Thanks for sharing your flower adhesive ways.
    Kim xXx

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  42. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this little tutorial!! Your arrangements always look so perfect. Your arrangements are always stunning.

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Bev x

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