Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bowers of Flowers

Hello!  Today it's sunny for a change here on the East Coast!  Our weather is slowly warming up, and it has me in the mood to share flower cards. 😁

Look at the pop of magenta color on these Lenten roses!  I pulled out vibrant purples and greens from my Copic marker collection to give these blossoms some flower power.  I hand-trimmed them, and added them to an all-white card base.  The sentiment seemed to go really well with these floral beauties.

Altenew 'Hello Gorgeous' freebie stamp - Flourishes Stamps 'Lenten Rose' flowers

The next card uses a liberal dose of my favorite color, purple.  I've loved this color all of my life.  In fact, our dining room is painted with a deep plum color below the chair rail - the color is from the old line of Martha Stewart paints, and the name is Plum Pudding.  And if you're wondering, the color above the chair rail is called Gray Squirrel.  Plum and gray, those are our dining room colors.

Inspired By Stamping 'Graceful Hydrangea' flower - Verve 'Small Phrases' birthday sentiment - Stampin' Up! 'French Script' background stamp

The next card used up some pretty things that were in a box on my work desk:  stamped roses and a sentiment from Altenew, and a rectangle of black cardstock that had been punched with a wrought iron punch.
Altenew 'Vintage Roses' flowers, 'Label Love' sentiment - Martha Stewart 'Iron Gate' punch

Flourishes Stamps 'Vintage Wallpaper' background stamp - Anna Griffin flowers - white crochet lace

My Favorite Things 'Essential Sentiments' sentiment (love you more) - DCWV sticker (pure love, round tag) - Inspired By Stamping 'Graceful Hydrangea' flower stamp - Stampin' Up! Groovy Guava patterned paper 

Unity Stamps 'Helping Me Grow' hydrangea seed packet stamp - old book page - crochet lace Paper Gardenia flower - Stampin' Up! floral patterned paper

Altenew 'Label Love' thanks a bunch sentiment - Flourishes Stamps 'Butterflies & Blossoms' clematis stamp

The Proverbs 31:25 Scripture from Verve Stamps needed a little dressing up after I laid the rounded rectangle against the aqua patterned paper.  I took a long piece of ruffled Regal Rose ribbon from Stampin' Up! and gathered and glued it along the back edges.  Then even that seemed like it needed a bit of something extra, so I used an Altenew flower and leafy branch, stamped and trimmed, to top off the opposite corners.  The panel was set slightly to the right on the card base, to show off the pretty butterfly and flowers on the patterned paper.  I did add some rhinestones though.

Verve Stamps 'Proverbs 31:25' stamp - Altenew 'One of a Kind' flower (black and white) - Prima patterned paper

Stampin' Up! sentiment (my heart smiles just thinking of you) 'Suite Sayings' - paper gardenia 

It's a bit tough to see in the picture of the last card, but that really thin strip is an antique gold glittered paper from DCWV.

Stampin' Up! 'Helping Me Grow' frame, sentiment and flowers

I am SO glad you came by to check out the flowers today!  God bless you!


Leslie Miller said...

These are definitely some pretty flower cards! I gasp at your Lenten Roses with that gorgeous color against the white. On the opposite end of the spectrum I also dearly love your grayscale clematis. Wow, Colleen!

Lisa Elton said...

These are all beautiful Colleen and have me longing for warmer days!!

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