Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Flowers

Spring is such a beautiful time of year with trees & flowers in full bloom.  We've had such nice weather we decided to put out the deck furniture--something usually done in late June.  Easy to get in the mood to make a card with flowers!  I was inspired by City Crafter Challenge Blog Focus on Flowers, Verve Inspiration Challenge Let it Bloom & Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup. I used some scraps so will also enter Pixies Snippets Playground & the embossing works for Just Us Girls.

I began by white embossing the bloom & leaf from Lil' Inker Modern Mehndi multiple times on white cardstock.  The sheet of blooms was spritzed with Tattered Angels Timeless Lilac, Rum Raisin & Lemongrass and the leaves with Meadow Green & drops of Kiwi which came out gold, but I like it.  I used the matching dies & also cut some vellum blooms.  Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles was used to make a frame & for the card front stitching.  The hardest thing about making this card was arranging the bouquet, but I love how it turned out.  Two of the flowers were mounted with foam tape & the sentiment from the same set was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black & trimmed into a flag.  White dome glitter dots embellish the centers of the blooms.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
CCCB Inspiration Photo

Pixies Crafty Workshop

31 comments:

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful floral card, love those flowers.
luv
Debby

Dawn Turley said...

A very beautiful card Greta. The flowers are so pretty and beautifully bunched on the card.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love these flowers!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beauty Greta!
Love your blooms! so delicate and elegant!
Thank You~

Brenda in IN said...

Love those blooms. Your spritzing is so pretty. I spritzed and it sure didn't look like this! Your background is beautiful too. Great card. I love how you framed the flowers.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Lisa said...

Beautifully layered Greta!! Your background and vellum blooms mixed in add so much interest to this pretty design!

Lisa said...

Oh, by the way, is that a new profile picture of you? Sorry if I'm late noticing how pretty it is!!

Stella said...

I love the multiple layers of flowers; a fab take on our theme! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Gretha I am always happy to see you in the linking up :)

Charlene said...

So pretty and inspiring!!

Hettie said...

This is so pretty Greta. Love the flowers.
Hugs
xx

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love your flowers!

Maria said...

Love all the gorgeous flowers, Greta! The vellum is such a nice soft touch behind the flowers! Fab background, too!

Cheryl said...

Your flowers are lovely! the white stands out so beautifully on the background colors!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful Greta...love all your layered flowers, so gorgeous. Love your card, just beautiful!

Rosemary said...

so very pretty, greta!! love all the embossed flowers!

Di said...

Really lovely Greta! Beautiful colours you used too.

Hugs

Di xx

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous cluster of flowers! I love that purple!

Chris D. said...

Love the embossed group of flowers! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous bouquet of flowers and love the bg spritzing, Greta! Same here, when it comes to arranging flowers, I find it tough too!

Nat said...

gorgeous!!!! :) :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous take on our challenge Greta!!! Thank you for joining CCCB this week!
Samra DT

Martha said...

WOW, Greta!
What beautiful flowers & sweet card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought I spied vellum! This card is GORGEOUS!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh how fabulous! Love those layered blooms. Thanks for playing along with our Let it Bloom challenge!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! I Love this!! AMAZING Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Bonnie said...

A GORGEOUS bouquet of flowers! Love the colors and textures!

Laura Pryor said...

Greta, you truly do some amazing things with this stamp set. Really, from the bottom of my heart this is STUNNING!!!!! I know how much work went into this and it just paid off. It's beautiful! Thank you so much for linking this to our challenge. I'm looking forward to you joining us again!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

cm said...

Gorgeous flowers, Greta - wouldn't a vase filled with those blooms be fabulous? I'm not going to talk any more...just going back to drink in the beauty of your card!
Hugs~c

Cat Craig said...

Greta what a lovely bouquet. Those bits of vellum flowers peeking out really add a nice touch!