Monday, July 11, 2016

Flowers and Lace

Happy Monday All!
I had a little extra time yesterday and decided to join in the 
fun at Fussy & Fancy where the theme is Flowers & Lace!  You certainly
can't go wrong with that combination!

 With August right around the corner, I turned 
to the Graphic45 'Time to Flourish' 8x8 paper pack as
the starting point for today's card.

I've had this Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sunflower' die for several
years and don't think to use it very often ... well it was PERFECT 
for today's application don't you think?

I die cut using goldenrod card stock 3 times for each flower, then
conditioned each petal by using my flat pointy tweezers
and curling the petal up around them.  I like
the dimension that process gives to leaves and flower petals.

Mission accomplished!
Now I'd better get back to my DT work and creating
for upcoming shows.  Hope you enjoyed today's creation!

Other Challenges To Share In:
The Ribbon Girls July Card Challenge - Anything Goes (card+ribbon) 7/16/16
Craft-Dee Bowz July Challenge - Anything goes with a handmade bow

Till next time, have a fabulous day!
As always . . .

Paper:  White cs, Goldenrod cs, Dark Olive cs, Brown cs, Ivory cs, Graphic45 dp
Dies:  Tutti Designs 'Butterfly Corner' TUTTI-107, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sunflower' DL121, Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches - Laurel Leaves' CED1431
Accessories:  Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, Stampin' up ivory lace, Jambo Lace Roll Tape, Flat pointy tipped tweezers, Verve 'Kind Words' sentiment stamp, Versafine Onyx ink


Liz said...

Beautiful card. The sunflowers are just stunning. xx said...

What a lovely card you have created my friend! I love your sunflowers and the design paper is just gorgeous! Well done!

Birgit said...

Oh Darlene, I just adore this sweet card! Here I go having to add another die to my wish list. Thanks, my enabling friend.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Stunning card, I love your sunflowers and very pretty backing papers. Lovely touch with added lace.Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty friends. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back with us again. Jennifer DT member x

Leslie Miller said...

No, you can't go wrong with that combination! LOVE those sunflowers! Can't believe it's a die. Wow! Beautiful paper and the butterfly corner looks perfect on there. A stunner, for sure, Darlene!

Graciellie Design said...

So very pretty! Love those die cuts too!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL sunflowers! Love the Designer Papers and your touch of lace! WOW!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. Love the papers and the fabulous sunflowers.

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card . Love those sunflowers
Thanks for joining us at craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
Tracey x

Janice said...

Hi Darlene, beautiful card....I had a spellbinders sunflower die once, but it just seemed too big to use. This die is perfect. Janice

vinita jain said...

Hello Darlene!
Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment! Glad to be here! I visited your blog with full of inspirational cards with so much beautiful creations! And this one is just awesome! Love your fabulous big sunflowers and gorgeous details, totally love it! And I am already your follower too:)

Conniecrafter said...

Stunning, so much to take in, great vintage image, so LOVE your pretty flowers your shaping of them is fantastic!!, lovely lace corner to go with your lovely lace border and bow!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Darlene! Your card is absolutely Stunning! I love the sunflowers! You did such an amazing job on them! They look store bought! The lacey die cut that you added along with the pretty lace trim and bow are simply lovely! The design paper is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! Hugs and Smiles, Sheryl

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful card Darlene. You are right you can not go wrong with flowers and lace. Judy x

Theresa Pace said...

bright and cheerful. just what we need at the moment. thank you for sharing it with us at the FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

ccheney said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)