Sunday, April 7, 2013

Today's card was made for Cherry Lynn Design's Card Challenge #74 "Back to Nature" - Add a bug, butterfly, bird, etc.  I got a bit carried away, and added three butterflies!

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White and Sage Shadow.  Michael's Medium Blue and Dark Green
Ribbon:  Michael's Dark Pink
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid Die and Fanciful Flourish; Martha Stewart, Small Hydrangea punch, Small butterfly punch, corner punch; Spellbinder's Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Wood grain

I used the small flowers from Martha Stewart's small hydrangea punch to make the white hyacinths.  I think next time, I will chalk or ink the centers....  LOL!  I just can't get enough of making these flowers!  To make the beautiful orchids, I used Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid die, and brushed some pink chalk at the center of each petal.  For the center of the orchid, I water colored pink ink to match the chalk color, and then put a bit of yellow flower soft in the center.  For the orchid buds, I really got carried away, and inked the bottom of each bud, then ran the die thru my machine again using dark green cardstock.  I took and glued the dark green over each bud to make it look more realistic.

I know I got pretty carried away with this card, when the trellis in the center of the oval was completely covered up by the flowers!  LOL!  Oh well.....


  1. Hi Deb,
    You did a lovely job with your flowers and I love the way you tied it in with the rest of your card. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Dear Deb,
    I love your orchids. I have this die too but i feel kinda intimidated to try it out... I know, silly... But I love how your flowers turned out. You put a lot of hard work into those. :)

  3. Debbie Beautiful card. Love the use of the orchid die. Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs. Good Luck

  4. Hi Deb,
    I'm an enjoyer of Cheery Lynn Dies and always on the look out for examples on new dies I might like to buy. I see you are very new at with your blog and thought I would become a new member for you. I look forward to seeing more great work with Cheery Lynn!...
    Congrats for your win on "Tickled Pink"



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Welcome to my garden of paper petals. Nothing makes happier than giving a card to someone who treasures it. A friend of mine loves the color purple, so for her birthday, I made her a card with a large purple mum as the center, with light colored purple daisies, some dark purple flowers for depth, and some baby's breath as filler. My friend just loved the card, and has it showcased in a shadow box from Michael's. She couldn't wait to show me what she had done. Imagine my surprise when I walked into her family room, and there on the wall was my card hanging up on the wall. It looks beautiful! I hope you all enjoy it!

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