Gsl items used:
Chicken wire Large (for the background)
Flourished frame Valerie square
Word elements 1 ssmall
other items used:
ready made flowers
backing paper (from my stash
Prima papers Zephyr paper
Carina Gardner watercolour floral paper"
8" x 8" scalloped greeting card
First of all I decided on the size of card and chose an 8" x 8" scalloped card. I cut a piece of the floral paper to measure 7 5/8( seven and five eigth inches square), this just fits within the scalloped edge of the card and leaves a small border on the fold of the card, I cut some of the chicken wire to fit diagonally onto the paper. I used a corner punch to cut two corners on the flowered paper, so that they fitted with the corners on the card
Now I come to the centre piece of my card and I used the flourished frame Valerie square for this
As you can see I covered the frame with white gesso then white paint, I used the Prima Zephyr paper for the back of the frame and as the paper is predominantly yellow I thought that maybe yellow roses would look nice in two corners. The other two corners I used believe and dream from the small word elements 1 and backed both these with the Prima Zephyr paper. When I looked at this again I decided that the yellow roses didn't look quite right with the amount of pink that was on the background paper, so I changed the yellow roses and replaced them with pink ones.
I also had a few wire pieces with pearls on the end,and I thought that these would look nice behind the roses, so I pulled out one length of wire which had three pearls on the end and I glued the rose to it, then glued these into two corners I chose the live and laugh from the 10 words in the store to use in the centre of the frame but I had lost the love word, so I used one of my dies and ran it through my cutting machine on a spare piece of chipboard. It didn't cut through completely but it left enough mark for me to fussy cut it out and use it with the live and laugh in the middle.