Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life


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.

378319

27 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

Flowers are your thing for sure! This is absolutely gorgeous! Got your card today... thanks so much it's beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Absolutely beautiful Selma, just gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Selma !!!

Simplesmente fabuloso seu cartão.

Beijos

Nan G said...

I love flowers! This is SO pretty! Wish I had some of the CL flower dies (some day) :D

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh WOW WOW WOW - c'mon Christmas! , let's get to the gorgeous flower cards...this is a knockout!! love Cherry Lynn and in your Queen of the Flowers hands...WOW WOW WOW!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Selma, what a lovely blog to visit ...your card is just delightful and I adore the way you have implemented all the Cheery Lynn Design dies .... wow!! Thanks for taking part in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge ... hope you'll enter next week too, would love to see more!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

P.S Forgot to mention those gorgeous flowers, they are truly amazing... well done!

Mrs. Swandog said...

What a beautiful card...it takes my breath away...Love it!

Donna said...

Stunning card Selma, just beautiful, I don't have as many dies as you do from Cheery lynn, havea few, so have entered their challenge, but I think you will be the one winning that challenge, I think your card is a winner!!
Love learning from you and your works of art!
Have a great day, I better go get some sleep!!
Hugs
Donna

Lynne corona said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well this one just snuck right past me yesterday! What a lovely work of art! Makes me think Spring! Just stunning.

Sue W said...

Stunning Selma! Such a pretty card and I lost count of all the lovely flowers that made up your bouquet!
Have a Happy Christmas.....if I don't get back before we head off! x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally breathtaking, Selma! It takes time to enjoy all it has to offer.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous and I love the CL dies, they are so easy to use. Your card is just amazing!!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful flowers. I just got a cuties die to try. Hope mine turn out like yours do. Edna

Diane said...

My gosh Selma, this is a stunning card!! When can I come and visit and we can make these...LOL...but really, you make the most beautiful flowers I have seen....you are making me want all these supplies...hopefully after Xmas I can get back into it...so inspiring!!

Donna said...

Wow! This one is stunning, Selma!

Caroline said...

wow-weee!! This is just stunning!! All those gorgeous flowers are just like a bouquet!! Great colors you chose too.

Colleen said...

Selma,
This is soooo refreshing it makes spring look only days away. It's so gloomy here and seeing this was like sunshine.

Olga said...

Oh my what a beuty!!!!! got your crd today, thanks it's gorgeous!!!

Lynne said...

This card is to die for. Your talent is never ending. Merry Christmas

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Moly ... this is just GORGEOUS Selma! Lady ... you always amaze me!!! Beautifully done ... thanks for inspiration!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

redwasher1 said...

Selma, this is another wow card!!! Truly amazing!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Selma, your flowers are gorgeous as is the card design. Good luck and thanks for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs blog.

April said...

Just gorgeous! I love, love this spray of flowers!

Jodi said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your bouquet is heavenly!! Good Luck & Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Kianel said...

Your card is absolutely stunning and what a wonderful job you did with the flower dies!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails