Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flowering Almond

This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.
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Hi there, Diane with you today.
Don't you love Springtime with all the buds and blooms?
I certainly do and in the Spring  in Michigan
we have a Blossom Queen and parade each May.
some of the beautiful blossoms here are
Flowering Almond as shown below.

I had a what you might call a light bulb moment
to make a few Flowering Almond blossoms of my own.
What is rather unique about these, is what I used to create them with.
When you receive an order from Classy Cards 'n Such,
it always arrives beautifully wrapped in pretty pink tissue.
I decided to not waste it and make a few flowers with it, recycle is always good!

To start I cut 3 layers of the tissue, stacked them
and used Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die to cut them.
I pulled all the layers apart,
then used a bit of Art Institute Adhesive in the center of each flower to adhere.
Once almost dry, I fluffed and crunched up the petals to get my blossoms.

I embossed a background with Cherry Blossoms EB folder by Anna Griffin.
That was topped with Joy! Crafts Billies Circle die.

I cut a few branches using Impression Obsession Large Bird on a Branch die.
I snipped the bird off on each branch, poor bird, I do that to him a lot!

I then added my blossoms, and 3 butterflies cut from Joy! Crafts Fantasy Butterflies.
The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set Floral Basket
which was embossed using Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Detail embossing powder.

I hope this helps you to rethink your own packaging
and recycle into something beautiful!

Don't forget we have a weekly challenge.
We would love to have you join us!

Entering the following challenges:
Dazzling Diva #72 .... ATG or Mothers Day
Crafting By Designs .... Mothers Day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday .... Mothers Day
In The Pink ....Make It Sparkle
All Sorts .... Bring On The Bling
My Time To Craft .... Spring Flowers


Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love blossom and that almond blossom looks divine ... However I think your handmade blossom looks even better!! Beautiful card and so pretty! Have a beautiful weekend Diane

Gretchen Wilson said...

Gorgeous card Diane, love the blossom, they are so very delicate!

Lisa said...

Wow, absolutely stunning, Diane!! The flowers look amazing!! Wow!! I love the texture and the pretty butterflies!! This is a stunner my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

OMG what a great idea and they are GORGEOUS!!!! The entire card is just beautiful Diane! WOWZA girl ... that light bulb is sure burning brightly today! WELL DONE!!

Anonymous said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! so very fragile and the color is amazing.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Gorgeous flowers on for a sweet card. Thanks for the inspiration and the instruction!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

OMG they look real like the one sin the photo, just superb
warm hello from calidfornia

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness gracious! So pretty! They look as fluffy and gorgeous as the ones in the photo! And then you went and made such a perfectly beautiful card for them with the butterflies and leaves and embossing. Wow!

brenda said...

Such a very elegant card Diane, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts bling challenge this week.

B x

Lee-Anne said...

Wonderful way to upcycle! Fabulous card!

Vannessa said...

This is just so beautiful. Love how striking the pink against the white embossed background. Thank you for joining in the In The Pink Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
In The Pink DT

Mervi said...

Stunning card, so lovely and beautiful flowers.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, I adore the contrast of the pink and white, beautiful. Thanks for joining us at MTTC. Caz