Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sweet May

This is my post at the 
Classy Cards 'n Such blog today 
for our latest challenge using the inspiration photo below.

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Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you today.
This week our challenge is an inspiration photo
with an option to add Dogwoods or Cherry Blossoms.

Being Spring is finally here and I know my own Dogwood will
be in full bloom in the next few weeks, I was inspired to make
my own Dogwood blooms.
Here is a photo of my blossoms  from last year.

And, here is my card.

 I used Spellbinders Dogwood die, cutting the petals from crepe paper.
I inked the petal edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
The stamens were dipped in glue, then in lemon flower soft.
Tip: (I wanted to mention, you could use this same die to make a
Cherry Blossom, just by cutting and adding an extra petal.)
I set these aside to dry, then embossed my cream card stock 

I cut a pretty a panel from Bellisima A5 Paper Pack

The Sweet May words are from the Graphic 45 Time To Flourish paper pad.
A little butterfly was added, 
using the smallest die from Joy! Crafts Butterfly Trio
I simply finished my card with a bow.

Entering the following challenges:
2 Crafty Girls .... Springtime
Card Mania .... Flowers
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a handmade Bow
The Paper Girls .... April Showers Bring May Flowers
Pile It On .... April showers Bring May Flowers
Creative Card Crew #85 .... Sentiment
Little Scrap Pieces .... Show It Off Linky Party

Thank you for visiting with me today...and I hope you will join in our
challenge with us...we would love to see your creation!!

Please read the rules/requirements HERE
before entering...thank you!


Ros Crawford said...

Pretty pretty ... Love the dogwoods!

Anonymous said...

beautiful as always. thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity.

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Diane! Love the flowers and that wonderful fancy die cut frame in the background! Such a beautiful spring card! hugs :)

AO Creations said...

Beautiful!!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls for our first challenge, I hope you come back for more!!! Amy

Brittany M. said...

Beautiful card, Diane! It is perfectly spring :) Thanks for playing along with the Paper Girls!

Anne Temple said...

Your dogwood card is stunning! Love the dies you've used and what a great idea to cut the petals out of crepe paper. I've missed quite a few projects since my last visit. These all look amazing. The red poppies is one of my favorites.

Leslie Miller said...

Such a gorgeous card with your crepe paper dogwoods! Your own REAL dogwood is a beautiful sight, too. I'm starting to worry that my pink dogwood doesn't like where it is. Too much sun or not enough mulch, maybe.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! The crepe paper dogwood blooms look amazing!! I'm looking at a dogwood out my window right now and these are just perfect!! I love the texture and dimension of this!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card my friend!! It's fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Karen said...

so beautiful love the flowers!

Dana Desmond said...

Your Dogwood blossoms are beautiful. They look just like the one's outside my living room window. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Gaby said...

Lovely Card! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls.
Hugs Gaby

lalkygirl said...

what a pretty card ,love your flowers
Thanks for joining us at Craf-Dee bowZ and good luck in the challenges
Tracey x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

SweetScraps said...

Thanks so much for joining in with the PaperGirls! Your card is breathtaking with all the layers of flowers.