Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sakura Design Team Post & Blog Candy!

Today I am posting the project I made for my Design Team Application to Sakura.
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SUPPLIES: I am being a bit generic about the products used here because most of them are scraps of left overs, I went through the scrap paper bin and picked 4 blue hues that worked together and one green piece for the leaves. The brad is a Basic Gray left over.
*Sakura-3D Clear Crystal Lacquer
*Spellbinders dies-Daisy Heads, Flower Creations, S3 die of 3 hearts, bee/hornet and grass hopper.
*Kaiser Craft wood flourish
*Ink- Adirondak:Stream, Meadow, Citrus, Lamp Black-Ranger
*Copper Wire, dimensional foam adhesive, liquid glue, sand paper, scissors, blue fine art glitter
*Flower shaped card-Darice
*Rubber Stamps - Flourishes BY ME! BCDesigns (BLOG CANDY! leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win the entire 8x10 sheet of high quality red rubber images: see below) Find them at

I started with a blank white shaped card.

Then covered it with patterned paper and stamped flourish accents in coordinating ink colors.

Then I cut and embossed 6 large die cut hearts from glossy cardstock, sanded the raised areas and inked them with Adirondak Stream. I cut off the bottom points and folded them backward at the center and glued them on top of the flower card as shown. I picked 3 flower die cuts by sizes that would work, sanded and inked them too. Assemble the three smaller die cuts with the decorate brad in the center.

Adhere the smaller flowers with 2 layers of dimensional foam adhesive in the center of the large flower. Ink the wood flourish with Citrus and glue in place on top of leaves. The grasshopper is inked with Meadow, the bee with Lamp Black. Use liquid glue to hold the copper wire at the center of the flower and dry adhesive to adhere the wire to the backside of the bee.

I applied 3D clear crystal lacquer to accent the edges of the large flower petals, raised areas of all die cuts-including the bee and grasshopper, and the stamped areas on the leaves. This step adds SO MUCH in the way of dimension and shine.

Since I can't seem to live without bling these days, I sprinkled a very light amount of blue art glitter over the flower while the crystal lacquer was still wet.

You can win this entire sheet of flourish designs in high quality red rubber stamps!
Just leave a comment on this post and a random winner will be selected. Of course, I'd appreciate it if you follow my blog too! (but only if you enjoyed this project as much as I did creating it :o)

If you are not the lucky winner, but LOVE these designs I've created, they may be purchased at for $16. Check out her shipping options.

Adhesive foam is not included in this give away.

Stay Crafty & Be You!


  1. What a great idea! Really pretty, too!

  2. Good luck with your dt application. Thanks for the generous blog candy

  3. Pretty and unique card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! :-)

  4. Very cute card. Love the addition of the little bee hovering over the flower.

  5. I love it!!! What a great flower card!!!! super pretty!
    hugs.. Laura D.

  6. Good luck on your application. This card is so gorgeous. Thanks for the how-to - I'm going to try this out. I signed up to get you in my inbox & can't wait to see what your create next : ) Susan

  7. Very cool card - and your stamps are lovely. I really like the gate.

  8. Huge congratulations on your new stamps!! That's fantastic Becky!!

  9. These designs are not brandy new, I designed them in 2006 I think but I have a sheet or two left to give away at a later date (unless I get selected to work with a different stamp company, then they will be retired for a while :o) CONGRATS to Cathy!! She was randomly selected as the winner, visit the blog to see the post.