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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Planting Season

Hi Everyone! It is a beautiful day here. I made this card with Impression Obsession stamps (listed below) that remind me that I need to go buy plants for my pots real soon! My pansies are still looking great, but I know they won't last too long as it heats up here. This is also a Mother's Day card for my MIL. For many years we would go to her house on Mother's Day and help her plant flowers in her big flower box on the patio and by the side of her house. She is now in the hospital and will be going to a nursing home soon. We will have good memories of all the beautiful flowers that were blooming at her house each year.





I went outside my box and made this card using a large die to create a different shape.  I fussy cut the flowers, added Flower Soft to the leaves, added glitter to the flowers and pop dotted one of the flower bunches over the others. The background was made by using two large background stamps, paisley and crackle, than stamping the large flourish in the corner. The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn.






Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day.


Impression Obsession stamps used:


Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn:  Mother's Day
Impression Obsession:  Outside of the Box
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Big Stamp
Through the Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes



20 comments:

Donna Maligno said...

Lovely card with a a lovely shape - so unusual. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi April, Such a pretty card. Love how you have added the extra texture with Flower Soft and the CL Butterfly suits your design beautifully. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and Good Luck. Julie x

Shirley said...

Oh wow, your card is so warm and elegant! How clever to use that DP for the planter. I really like how you layered the flowers and your butterfly. The bow is bodacious!!

Shirley said...

PS I forgot to tell you what an exceptional BG you stamped!!!

Melanie Smith said...

What a beautiful story about your MIL. I am sure she will love sharing those memories with you this Mother's Day when she opens her card. Thank you for participating with us over at "Through the Craft Room Door"! Hope to see you again soon. Melanie (DT)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this April. Great plant pots! Beautiful bow and butterfly!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a beautiful card, April! Love the shape and your pretty layers! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! Love everything about it.

Sandra said...

What a darling card! I love the shape and the bright touch of the pink! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Irina Gerschuk said...

Oh, the colors of the card are so fresh and yummy!!! Looks absolutely fabulous))))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Anna-Karin said...

This is beautiful April! Love the background and those pretty flowers you created. Such a great shaped card too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is gorgeous !!!!

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Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE the fun shape and the pop of pink! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWWOWOOWOWOWOW!! This is AMAZING!! I LOVE the FUN shape and the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Shona said...

Very pretty! Your background is fabulous. It's nice that you'll have such sweet memories of times spent with your MIL.

Heidi Stamps said...

This is very pretty! I really like the background with both the flourish and the crackle. The flowers are very pretty. The flower soft is really neat.

scrappymo! said...

Oh April...this is gorgeous! Love that flourish and crackeled background...and this image is such a gorgeous one.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Ohhh, this is breathtaking!! The dimension you've created is so incredibly gorgeous, April!!

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