Monday, March 6, 2017

Mum Blooms

Now I know spring is coming and usually we think of Mums in the Fall but I just got these Memory Box - Magnificent Mum Floral blooms dies and had to use them from the new release. The Memory box - Windswept stems are new too and thought would look great with the mums.

First I cute the mums out of brown cardstock, then I applied them to a piece of paper that I liked the colors but wasn't a heavy pattern to it and loosely cut around them.

Since I only had 3 flowers I decided to cut off one of the stems and add it to the previous set to get the 3 stems I wanted. Dies are so much easier to adapt for our cards than stamping.

I also added a pretty border using the Poppystamps -- Tailored Stitches die and then took my distress inks and added a bit of shading to the borders to give it a bit of a vintage feel to the card.

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Janice said...

Such a pretty card Connie! I love the new dies you have used, (more to add to my ever growing wish list!) The flowers just gorgeous, backed with such pretty paper. The vintage border you have created, makes the perfect frame.

Daniela said...

What gorgeous flowers, thank you for this so lovely begin of the week,
dearest Connie !

Wishing you the best of weeks,
I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you


Birgit said...

What a pretty card! I love the stitched edges. The distress inks really bring them out and showcase the lovely detail. These flowers are gorgeous as well!

Unknown said...

Oh they are magnificent aren't they! Such beautiful flowers! Pretty sentiment too!

Debbie said...

this is beautiful connie, do i always say that...yes, i always say that. i need to be more creative. and although this looks like a mum, it could be a dahlia and they will be blooming in summer. i like your 3's, always a good visual, always a good balance!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I like that little touch of color you've got showing in the flowers. Very nice! Once you get started with dies they sure are a lot of fun, aren't they? Bet you've got lots since you started with DRU! I really like the scalloped borders up the sides. Got that little bit of texture. Don't make me go looking at more dies now, Connie. I still have several I haven't used yet and I'm trying to be good. It's not easy!

Esther Asbury said...

Great idea to use patterned paper for the mums and love the inked edges!

Beth Norman said...

I love how you used patterned paper behind your flower dies. A new way to use my dies. You're such an inspiration.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, this is such a pretty card. Mums are so pretty anytime of year. In fact, mine are really coming up now and we usually have an early summer bloom then again in the fall.
Your designs are always unique and art inspiring.
Have a lovely week sweet friend. xo

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Very pretty Connie! I wish Mums were flowering year round, they're such a beautiful flower. Have a wonderful week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Another nice card ...
I hope you had a great Monday

All the best Jan

Diane said...

Wow Connie your Mums are just fabulous and so is the color.

Hugs Diane

Linda Walker said...

This is so nice! I love the flower and the stems and of course the whole vintage feel of it! In the second photo, the flowers almost look like they are made from chocolate, LOL, and how pretty would chocolate versions of your flowers look on a white frosted cake. I'd place the flower under some wax paper and draw over with melted chocolate, stem and all!!! Such inspiration!!! :) xo

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Connie! Seeing your card makes me wish I could post mine! Hopefully Dave will post them soon! hehe So many pretty Memory Box flowers! TFS!

handmade by amalia said...

Another winner, Connie!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Very pretty card!!

Christine said...

A very pretty bunch of mums, Connie! I had to chuckle to myself for always thinking of chocolate when I saw the mum cut outs ! They looked good enough to eat!

Anonymous said...

Mums are such pleasant flowers! Love the ferny branches too.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

A great card Connie, love the way you did your layout esp the border dies down the side, I've somee I could use like that but dont think it's ever crossed my mind!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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