Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dies R Us ~ Always & Forever

Hello friends, it's my turn to post over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog with today's card featuring a beautiful floral bouquet!

I started by cutting these flowers and leaves from Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet Kit out of Elizabeth Craft Soft Finish Card Stock and inked them up using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I love working with this soft finish card stock as it truly is soft to the touch and has a nice bit of texture to it.

Once I decided on the layout of my flowers I pressed a piece of Glad Press N' Seal onto the arrangement and set it aside.  This was a tip I learned from the incredibly talented Laurie Willison.

This allows me to keep the design while I continued on with my project.

Next I cut a pretty frame using Sue Wilson's Australian Collection Background out of white card stock and then I assembled my card front.

Once the card front was ready, I  simply added Glossy Accents to the back side of the arrangement, flipped it over and added it to my project exactly where I want it to go and then peeled off the Press N' Seal.

I added a smaller flower to the center of the large flower with a piece of foam tape to add dimension

and two strips of silver sparkle paper to both sides of the lacy frame and a sentiment from PTI's Bold & Beautiful Sentiments that was also popped up using foam tape.   

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    I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Lets Go Wild
    Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
    The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Close To Nature
    The Crop Stop ~ Anything Goes
    Thanks so much for stopping By!  Blessings~ Birgit


    Unknown said...

    What a gorgeous card! I just love your colours and this layout!

    Donna Ellis said...

    Such an incredible card, Birgit! I can almost smell the delicate scent given off by your beautifully arranged, and colorful bouquet, so lush and lovely! Fantastic back drop with the gorgeous SW die. thanks for the beautiful inspiration today! Hugs, de

    Darlene said...

    Absolutely beautiful Birgit and I love how you did your flower bouquet! Pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CLOSE TO NATURE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

    Conniecrafter said...

    Oh my goodness is that ever gorgeous, your coloring is just beautiful on the bouquet, and the framing of it all is just beautiful, I see I have to add a few things to my wish list :) I had never heard of that cardstock and the great tip with the press and seal, thanks so much for sharing both with us :)

    Brenda in IN said...

    Really gorgeous flowers and design. I love the frame too.

    Patti said...

    Birgit this is one stunning card! I just love the perfectly colored bouquet you created!! Fantastic design!! Looks like your MOJO is heating up! giggles


    Nicole Parmentier said...

    Oh wow, Birgit this card is gorgeous!!!

    Caryn said...

    I ADORE how you made your floral arrangement on this card - stunning.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Marcia Hill said...

    Oh my...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Birgit! Your flower arrangement is just stunning and how did I miss the tip about the Press & Seal...I'm definitely going to remember that one now! Love the beautiful die cut frame too. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

    Colleen said...

    OMG Birgit!! This is gorgeous, WOW so amazing, everything came together so beautifully. Wonderful card and layout!
    Heart Hugs, friend!!

    Birgit said...

    This is amazing! I love the frame and the flowers which you arranged beautifully and coloured them nicely too.

    Aileen said...

    Absolutely beautiful, love every little detail of this amazing looking card.

    Sue said...

    Wowzers!!! I love this card. So many details and I forgot about the Press n Seal tip, too! I could gush about this card forever!!! Stunning!,,