Thursday, March 10, 2016

Garden flowers

When visiting my sister a couple years ago she was cleaning out some of her craft supplies and this package of paper flowers was in the bag of things she gave me.  In this little bag was one big flower and two smaller one purple and one white and then two different sizes of leaves.  I decided to get them out and open the package the other day, and so glad I finally did, you see each of those flowers was a stack of flowers and they are really fine, like tissue paper.  I decided to use my stylus and a mat to shape them a little to give dimension.  My hubby says won't they get flattened in the envelope, I said I don't know but we will see.
I added a stem from the spellbinder die so that they weren't just floating there. This is going to a long time friend we met on our way over to England back in 1995 when both of our husbands were already over in England and it was time for the families to join them.

Amaco -- Counrty Garden paper shapes (flowers and leaves)
Spellbinders -- curved rectangles and ivy branch dies
Paper smooches-- Happy birthday sentiment stamp
Paper from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine

Some of our trees are starting to bud and the plants are peeking up through the ground, spring is on it's way, so love seeing the earth come to life.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, and letting me know you did,



Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Beautiful!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Those flowers are beautiful! It is great that you had them on hand to use, and a nice gift and reminder of your sister!

Debbie said...

what a beautiful card for a special friend. the purple flowers are so pretty, a favorite you know!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Your flowers and leaves are so pretty, Connie! Love that bit of purple. They may flatten a little, but I bet there will still be some shape left to them. So nice the way you added the branch. Love that! Enjoy your signs of spring!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Connie, a simply Gorgeous card!!
Sometimes the sweetest little things we already have can 'come out', surprise us! and help us create something so special; as this is. Love it! Karen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, you are so talented my friend. Love this beautiful card. The colors and style is stunning. Your friend will love it. This gift from your sister was just waiting for the right moment to come out. You used the flowers so well.
Enjoy a great weekend ahead. xo

Kim said...

Those flowers are so pretty and you have, once again, created a beautiful card worthy of them, Connie.

Anonymous said...

Connie, your flowers are gorgeous! I'm making my Easter cards and I'm adding a flower and I really hope it doesn't get squished. I think I'll add a piece of cardboard or extra card stock on top of the front of the card. That may help.

Daniela said...

What a Wonder, my sweetest, precious Connie, I'm sure that your sister, watching at this card, will feel such a joy, the gift is what you've made her using the flowers she gave you in this stunning card talking about Spring coming !
Thank you for sharing such Beauty, my lovely friend,
sending love, much love to you

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Love Love Love this Connie! Gorgeous card! When I make cards like yours and I'm sending them out, I place the cards in small bubble envelopes, because of the bumpiness. The postage evens out, because the USPS might charge extra anyway due to the bumps.

April said...

Gorgeous! The flowers turned out so pretty with the stems.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

It's such a beautiful card, I hope your flowers stay safe. What a nice surprise to find out the flowers were stacked.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Connie - I've just come across from Debbie's blog ...

What a beautiful card and how lovely that Spring is on it's way - it's such a lovely season.

All the best Jan

Diane said...

What a beautiful card design Connie.

Hugs Diane

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh Connie this card is so gorgeous... I love the beautiful flowers you added.