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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Floral Hello

Hi everyone! I love all the texture on this card; plus, I feel like I sort of "re-purposed" a die. I hope you enjoy my card.


What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
White Cardstock
Various Colored Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Darice Floral Vines Embossing Folder, 1218115 (got mine at ConsumerCrafts)

Plain Butterfly Wreath
First thing I did was cut out out the wreath die in green, thinking that I would attached the flowers from the Floral Confetti and the green would be the stems and leaves. Well, let me tell you, I ended up with a huge amount of flowers; in fact, you will be seeing a card I made with the leftovers very soon.
The Flowers

Once I had my flowers and wreath cut, I worked on my craft mat so that any glue leaking wouldn't be an issue, since I knew I'd be gluing things in places they technically didn't belong.  It took me days to get the placement of the flowers where I wanted them (please don't take me literally - I typically work on a few projects at once, so when I say days I really mean some time each day, for a few
Placing the Flowers
days. Clear as mud?) but I finally did, cleverly covering all the butterflies, and I even snuck a heart into the design. 

Setting the wreath aside to dry fully overnight, I wasn't sure what else I was going to do to the card. I could have left the card alone after I placed the wreath on it,  but I felt a bit more was needed. Using white card, I embossed a piece that was about 5 1/4" x 4" using the Floral Vines Embossing folder.  Liking what I saw, I still felt there was one thing missing.  I had the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set on my desk (ok, truthfully, I
KNEW it was on my desk but it took me a few minutes a while to find it.  Once I did, I used the
Another Look
die to cut out "hello" in lavender cardstock.  This card is so colorful and bright in person; I'm very pleased with the outcome. 

Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate all your support and I hope you get a chance to check out the Dies R Us Inspiration blog for fresh projects every day! Fondly, Christi


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I am entering my Floral Hello Card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: #194, Spring Fever
Aud Sentiments - #180, Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Cardz for Galz - #47, Add Some Texture 
Crafty Gals Challenges - #123, Add Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - #282 -282, Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #383, Texture
a2z Scrapbooking - May, Sentiment is Main Focus
Country View Challenges - May, Flower Power
Die Cut Diva's - May, May Flowers
Happy Little Crafters - May, Anything Goes with Die Cute

16 comments:

  1. Very colourful. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  2. You certainly get an A plus for texture! Enjoy the bright colors against the white background. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.

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  3. Beautiful! Lovely texture too - thanks for linking up at Tuesday Throwdown Texture this week - hope to see you again - blessings, Gail Scott TT Design Team

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  4. Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  5. Gorgeous wreath...love the bright colors.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  6. Very clever us of dies to make a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

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  7. Love all those colourful blooms and how you've given the wreath a new look. Cara x

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  8. Beautiful card!
    Love your cheery hello & floral wreath, love the texture of your background too!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

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  9. What a pretty card!! Thanks for linking up to our May challenge at a2z.

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  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  11. Great card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  12. Lovely colourful card, love the wreath.
    Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies and Cardz4Galz too. :)

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  13. So pretty and so much texture - gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  14. this is so fun, thanks for adding it to our challenge at a2z!

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  15. Love the happy colours. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

    sue

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  16. This card reminds me of some embroidered ones that I have from the First World War. It is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

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