Friday, February 1, 2013

Smell the Roses Card

Here is my sample for Gecko Galz February Products. I was looking around online for inspiration and decided to use some of the shabby chic elements in this month's goodies. The colors were so soft and dreamy, and this image of the little girl... I loved how they all went together.

First, I printed the background paper on cardstock to the size of my card. I inked the edges of all my paper elements, the background paper, the BINGO card, the label, and the child. I applied glitter glue to the flowers and leaves to accent the darker colors. I also applied it to the roses on the label, the cut roses on the lace, and the roses the child is holding. Let dry.  Next, write or print your sentiment.  Add glitter glue to the edges and let dry.  Once dry, layer pieces onto card: background, BINGO card, label, pearls, girl (add pop dots for dimension and to get above the pearls). Add adhesive tape to bottom of card and adhere lace in a ruffle.  Add cut roses on top of lace with pop dots and some glue.  Add photo corners, sentiment, and butterflies.


Background from Gecko Galz Pocket Full of Poseys Paper Pack, Ring Around the Rosey
Bingo Card from Gecko Galz Bits & Pieces Collection
Label and Roses from Gecko Galz Vintage Labels Collection
Image of child from Gecko Galz Children's Hour Collection
Pearl Florish - Zva Creative
Butterflies - Bead
Photo Corners - Martha Stewart
Lace - from stash
Glitter Glue from Sulyn Industries and Stickles
Pen from Stampin' Up
Distress Ink Brushed Corderoy

I am linking this to the Lots of Layers #46 Challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow. I love their blog, which a fellow Gecko Galz Design Team member introduced me to.  Thanks Heather!

I am also linking this to the Simon Says Challenge for Anything Goes.  Love when they are open like that!


Happy Scrappy Savings!


  1. What a stunning, shabby card with lovely embellishments, Jess! Love the soft pastel colours you’ve used! The image is adorable. Thanks so much for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow Lots of Layers Challenge this week.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  2. Beautiful!!! I love the overall feel of this Jess!! Another Darling card! Love the GG image...and it is perfect for our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!
    Hugs to you Jess!! I am glad you like SCH :0)
    I hope you will continue to play with us there!1


  3. Oh these are just so wonderful!! Love how you created such a fun vintage design.
    Thank you for letting us see your magic!!

    Happy Crafting

  4. Beautiful card Jess, so pretty and the image is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx


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