Monday, June 2, 2014

April Showers Bring May...

FLOWERS!

It was flower week on the American Crafts blog last week, and they featured three of my cards on Thursday. So before we get wrapped up in all that June and the rest of summer has to offer, let's take a look at those May flowers.

The first is an all-purpose "thinking of you" card, in an eye-catching color scheme of black and yellow. Die-cut cardstock was fringed, inked and layered to create one focal point flower, with a twine-wrapped fabric brad center. Leaves and sentiment were die-cut from patterned paper. This card simply exudes cheerfulness!


Next is a pretty little card whose flowers were fussy cut from one of the Amy Tangerine Plus One patterned papers. The black and white blooms stand out against the layered tags and chalkboard frame behind them.  


Finally, I used the new #Summer collection to create the birthday card below. Flowers and leaves were die-cut and hand cut, and the sentiment printed directly on cardstock. A fun striped straw completes the scene on this happy little card!


My best tip on making your own flowers for cards, scrapbook pages, etc. is to play up their dimension. Roll the petals, fold the leaves, and let fussy cut flowers lift off the page. They will add so much to your projects.



8 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

these are all wonderful!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So fresh and pretty, Madeline!

Valerie Andrieux said...

Beautiful cards ! The yellow one is stunning !

Valerie Andrieux said...

Beautiful cards ! The yellow one is stunning !

Lisa Echerd said...

Gorgeous! So bright and cheerful. Great job layering.

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

great cards! they all rock!

TL Marzewski said...

Congrats on your card feature! They are awesome!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty cards!
I really like the one with tags!!