Hello Friends. Summer is in full swing offering lovely flowers and greenery. Today's blog is all about flowers, both summer and spring! Enjoy!
The first cards I will share are created using Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Oh Happy Day. The set includes 4 flowers with matching dies and 2 sentiments -- a real bargain.
Oh Happy Day Flowers – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Oh Happy Day; TE dies Picket Fence, Grass Border, and Cloud Border; Memory Box die Scalloped Border; Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots; design inspired by Shannon White.
I created the sky using the TE Cloud Border die and Distress ink Tumbled Glass.
Red Gingham Flowers – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Oh Happy Day; TE dies Picket Fence and Label Stacklets 3; design inspired by Wanda Guess
My next set of cards uses the Taylored Expressions stamp set Spring Tulips and coordinating die along with TE's Picture Perfect Sunny Days die which really adds the perfect touch!
Spring Tulips Sunshine – Taylored Expressions stamp and coordinating die Spring Tulips; TE die Picture Perfect Sunny Day; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Brick; design by Cindy Lawrence.
How to make stripes on your tulips? Easy. Color tulips with Copic markers, let dry or heat set then make stripes with the Copic blender pen. It "erases" the color!
Spring Tulips Happy Birthday – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die Spring Tulips; TE die Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Leafy Vines; design inspired by Kendra Wiestock
Spring Tulips Friends – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die Spring Tulips; TE die Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Leafy Vines; design inspired by Shelly Mercado
A big bouquet of flowers is what Impression Obsession's Bouquet Flower die delivers! Everything is included in the die -- a dozen different flowers, lots of stems and 2 different leaves!
Here's the die set from Impression Obsession that I used for the sentiments:
Bouquet Watering Can – Impression Obsession dies 6-in-1-Rectangle Frame, Edgers Everyday and Bouquet; Memory Box die Garden Watering Can.
The Edgers dies cut the words out but leave them attached at the bottom so the bottom can be as deep as you desire. For this card I die cut the frame and attached the words behind the frame.
How appropriate to mount a beautiful vase of flowers on a background embossed with the new Garden Party embossing folder!
Oval Ornate Bouquet – Impression Obsession dies Bouquet and Oval Ornate Frame; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; design inspired by Kitty Caracciolo.
I cut the flowers twice, cupped them on a soft rubber mat with a stylus then glued them together, offsetting the petals slightly. I punched a tiny circle from yellow or orange paper and glued this in the center of each flower. The gorgeous Oval Ornate Frame has three pieces and I taped these together on the back using Scor tape then added foam mounting tape over this to elevate the frame. I arranged the flowers and added butterflies -- so pretty!
And one more "flower" card where butterflies are the flowers! Thanks Jane!
Tall Bamboo – Memory Box dies Tall Bamboo and Mini Butterflies; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Sheet Music; Penny Black clear stamp set Snippets; card by Jane Smith