Saturday, March 28, 2015


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Hello Classy Friends,
Diane here with you today.

Now that Spring is here I can hardly wait to get outside
and clean up the gardens in hope of soon seeing the Spring flowers arrive.
In the meantime I created my own blooms for today's card!

 There are so many new items in the store, it was hard to choose which
flowers to work with, but choose I did
and ended up making the flowers you see here.
Aren't they gorgeous?

I used the new Sue Wilson dies Finishing Touches 
One of the fun things about these dies, not only do you get 8
different sized dies to work within EACH set,
but, you can use them all separate and as many layers you might want
from one to eight!

My flowers were cut from red/white scrap paper for the complete petals
and white card stock for the open petals.
Gluing the flowers is easy, using a small amount of
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of each flower first,
then gluing each petal down one by one.
The red/white flowers are 4 layers, the little red flowers are 2 layers.
To finish, I added a Black Pearl to each flower center.

Once my flowers were complete, I set them aside to dry 
and started on the base of my card.
Using Dazzling Sunburst embossing folder, I embossed white card stock.
Next is another newly purchased die 

I also cut a few bright yellow Tall Chloe Stems,
well, they were tall, I cut most of the stems off,
as for this card I didn't want them to show!

After I was happy with the arrangement of the flowers, 
I stamped a sentiment from JustRite Black-Eyed Susan set.

Thank you for visiting with me today....
don't forget to join in our weekly challenge!!

Entering the following challenges:

Polkadoodles .... Use A Die
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Bright Spring Colors/Ribbon
Crafting By Design .... Flowers With a Twist
Crafty Gals Corner #12 .... ATG
Inspiration Destination .... ATG
Simon Says Stamp .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Pixie's Snippets Playground #169 .... ATG


Michelle said...

Lovely colours and flowers.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Ros Crawford said...

Your beautiful flowers look amazing against that Embossed sunburst BG!! Gorgeous summery card ... Roll on summer!! Have a great weekend Diane

Di said...

Wow Diane, this is just stunning! So well made - I love it! Gorgeous colours in those flowers too.


Di xx

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! I now see that I have to add these Sue Wilson dies to my want/need list :-). I've seen them before, but love what you've created with them!

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Beautiful details! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Lisa said...

Oh my, this is stunning, Diane!! Starting with the sunburst embossing and ending with the gorgeous flowers, this is amazing!! The details are just perfect!! Absolutely beautiful my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

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Karen Letchworth said...

Every time I see one of your amazing cards, I think it's even better than the last. Each one is just SO incredible, I don't know how you do it. I LOVE this one, and can't thank you enough for sharing it in our Bright Spring Colors Challenge this time. Join us again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Darlene said...

OMG I just love, love, love this card! The colors are so bright and happy! And, those flowers ... WOWS! Fantastic! You are certainly making my creative wheels turn today ... thanks!

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation, I just love it to bits.

Kath x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love those amazing flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a beautiful card! I love the dry classy and it really makes it feel like those gorgeous flowers are bursting out of the center of the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card!!Thanks for entering at the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge xx

Becca Cruger said...

Wow!... Just... wow! This is so stunning I don't even know where to start the compliments. It's one bright burst of summertime whimsy. I came over to thank you for playing along in Crafty Gals Corner, but I am definitely going to hit the follow button. Would love to have you come for a visit, too!
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Leslie Miller said...

WOW!!! Those flowers look amazing cut from the red and white paper! What an eye popping, cheerful, pretty creation! The embossed panel and the die cut oval support them so beautifully. Oh, and the yellow, too. Again, WOW!!!

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the fabulous die cuts. Thanks for joining us for our Use A Die Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles