Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I have been very busy getting ready for the holidays and have all my Christmas cards completed now, so decided to play in my "flower shop" today and create a colorful floral card. You know how much I love all the Cheery Lynn dies and I have created this floral arrangement using the following dies: Background doily is the CL "Large Sunflower Doily" (DL181); Flowers were created with the following CL dies: "Judy's Blooms" (C184) for the large blue flowers; "Cuties 1" (B149); "Cuties 2" (B150); "Cuties 3" (B151); and "Miniature Rose" (B152) for the small flowers; CL "Victorian Romance Flourish" (DL151); and "Tropical Flourish" (B127).
The beautiful "Large Sunflower Doily" was die cut using white card stock. I wanted it off to the side so trimmed a little of the left side and bottom, then attached it to the design paper. Two of the blue "Judy's Blooms" flowers were stamped with a small "dotted Swiss" stamp using a darker blue ink. I decided not to stamp on the petals of the third flower just for "interest" (to be a little different). I love working with all the Cheery Lynn "Cuties" flowers and the pretty little "Miniature Roses". I mixed and matched some of the layers in the little flowers by gluing different die cuts together to get different looks. So fun to play with these dies and see what you can come up with. I like these little flower strips because you can use the entire strip to create one flower, or for many of mine today, I cut them in half, or even in thirds to create smaller flowers. All the flowers were arranged on the doily and the Victorian Romance Flourish and the Tropical Flourish, was cut apart and tucked in under the arrangement. The sentiment, I think, goes perfect with this arrangement and is from the JustRite "Joyful Hearts" stamp set. A few pearls were added to complete the card.
All these products used on my card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
There is a challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Blog this week, and the challenge is to enter a card using at least one Cheery Lynn Flower Die. I know lots of you have these dies and should go over and check out this challenge. You never know, you might end up winning the weekly prize.