Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Dogwoods

Happy Day All!!!
Today brings us to a new challenge at Dies R Us.
The theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers".

 Trying to somewhat keep "in season" with what is blooming here now,
I chose to make a card using  a Dogwood die by Spellbinders.
I cut my flowers from crepe paper and inked the petals
slightly, using Fired Brick Distress Ink.

The leaf flourish is Spellbinders D-Lites Sprigs.
I have to say this is one of my "go to dies".....
I use it a lot!

I die cut a frame for my sentiment using 

The circle I stamped the sentiment on, 
is a cut out from the frame.
I stamped my sentiment from JustRite Lilac Blooms,
then popped the circle up, and placed it back inside the frame.
I finished the card with a few green pearls.

Now it's your turn, head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see what my "teamies" have to inspire "YOU" to join in!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday challenge .... In The Middle
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Pixie's Snippets Playground  #172.... ATG Snippets
Scrapyland .... Add Pearls and/or Lace
Inspiration Destination .... ATG


Ros Crawford said...

Your flowers are so lifelike!! Lovely card once again!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Your card is so pretty love the crepe paper flowers and also how you framed the sentiment.

Anne Temple said...

Love this! What a great idea to cut the dogwood petals from crepe paper (I'm going to have to "borrow" that idea :-).

Anonymous said...

Fabulous work!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :) - Ashli

Lisa said...

Oh my, stunning!! The background is beautiful!! I love the crepe paper dogwood flowers!! Creative and fabulous my friend!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

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Vicki said...

Stunning card! I love your crepe paper dogwood flowers!

Di said...

Wow Diane, this really is such a beautiful card. Great design and I especially love that you used crepe paper for those gorgeous flowers!


Di xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dogwoods are my favorite spring blossom, and these are just fabulous! How clever to cut them from crepe paper! They look real, Diane! The whole card is stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! Could your die cuts be any more beautiful? I think not, Diane - you've done a great job with them, and with your pink and green theme! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Darlene said...

I just can't get over how lifelike these flowers are! Just amazing and absolutely beautiful!!! WOW!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the way your dogwood blooms look ~ they look so real! Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #16!

Leslie Miller said...

Those crepe paper dogwoods are gorgeous! I keep looking for my pink dogwood to bloom, but it hasn't ever since I planted it, even though it was in bloom when I brought it home. This year, maybe?

AlisonC said...

Your flowers are so pretty and delicate. An inspired idea. :-)

Patricia Chalas said...

YOur card is adorable i love the subtle and delicate feel!
Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, I love the flowers, so clever to use crepe paper, Cathy x