Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Flower Time!

It is spring time and the flowers are finally starting to bloom here in Central Oregon!  Our newest challenge over at Retro Rubber is celebrating just that! 

Come join us with your Flower inspired project!  Remember to use at least one stamp that is more than a year old and to enter 10 or fewer challenges including RRBC!

My Day Lilies are not blooming yet, but I was inspired to use a set from Heartfelt Creations called Sunrise Lilies released in February 2016.  The HC paper collections include a number of panels just for card making, so I decided to use a pre-made card front with wonderful printed layers.  The Sunrise Lilies were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Fantastix in Versa Magic Mango Madness and Persimmon.  The leaves are colored in Tea Leaves and Sage.  The stamens are die cut from black cardstock and the tips are touched with the smallest amount of On Point Glue.  The tips are then dipped in Recollections Flock in Coral followed by Art Institute Ultra Fine in Sedona Sun.  I tied a section of sage ribbon from my stash in to a double looped bow using the Bows-It-All-V2 to finish the embellishments.  The "Thanks a bunch" is also by Heartfelt Creations from their Heartfelt Expressions sentiment stamp set from December 2010.  It is stamped in Versa Magic Tea Leaves with a bit of Versa Magic Sage lightly sponged over the top.  After adhering the card panel to the card base I inked the edges in Tea Leaves.  Even with shaping and assembling the flowers the card took about 30 minutes to complete.

Please come join us at Retro Rubber and enter your own spring inspired flower creation!  Do check out the rest of the Design Team’s wonderful creations as well!

Imagine Memento—Tuxedo Black, Versa Magic—Mango Madness, Persimmon, Tea Leaves, Sage, Fantastix
Heartfelt Creations Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Sentiments

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  1. No flowers are blooming here in Michigan either, Neva, but your card makes it feel like they are! Very pretty colors and texture!

  2. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

  3. OMG this is so stunning!! I love the flowers, I want to touch them. No flowers here in NYC either - but where I live, they replant the borders every spring, so I have all kinds of beautiful flowers. Clairex

  4. You have a beautiful flower on this card Neva - I love it! Nice job on this beauty!

  5. Very pretty card and love the flowers. Great colors. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

    Billie A
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  6. Hello Neva: This is such a gorgeous card, love all the amazing detail on your beautiful flowers, specially the flock dipped centers, that is an awesome detail.
    Love the beautiful papers you used, they frame your gorgeous flowers perfectly.
    Awesome card, teammate.

  7. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. CraftyNatalie-DT

  8. Oh Neva! Those flowers just jump off the page. I swear I can almost smell them! I've never seen the flock you've used but what a stunning effect! Gorgeous bow too - perfect colour and it nestles in just like leaves. Superb!

  9. The dimension here is so fab! The coloring rocks too! What a creative and inspiring card! ❤️

  10. WOW... these flowers are over the top GORGEOUS! Love, love this card!!


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