Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Flowers

Well I hope it's true that all those April showers we had will indeed bring May flowers. I am so ready for lots of sunshine and blossoms! So today I am sharing a floral card I created using the wonderful Penny Black clear stamp set "Illumination Flowers". 

I started out with a plain white card stock base and ever so lightly dry embossed it with a faint pattern. Then I added a doily. Over that I put some die cut leaves and then used my Spellbinders classic and scalloped ovals dies for my image. Instead of stamping in ink, I decided to color the flower and butterfly stamps with markers. I love the water colored effect that gives. A few little pearls were added as an accent. More Spellbinders dies were used for the sentiment stamp (also from this beautiful set) and my new favorite flowers- Prima's Caboodles- adorn the corners. And, as I so often do, I used lots of  EK Success 3 D dots for "pop"! :-)

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you'll leave me a comment and make my day :-)
I'm wishing you a very happy month of May filled with sunshine, flowers and blessings~

Items used to make this card include:
PTI white c/s; Stampin' Up Pacific Point and Old Olive c/s
SU! Pacific Point ink (for sentiment and sponging); SU! markers: Old Olive; Pacific Point; So Saffron and More Mustard
Stamps: Penny Back clear set "Illumination Flowers"
Lace doily from Little Yellow Bicycle
Stampin' Up!/ Sizzix  "Perfect Details" Texturz embossing plate (for card base)
Dies: Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders classic ovals; scalloped ovals; teardrop circles
Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" circle punch
Flowers: Prima Caboodles
Pearls: A*Muse small lime adhesive pearls
SU! Dimensionals and EK Success 3-D dots


Keri LaMar said...

You are so incredibly talented! These are such beautiful works of art. You have an incredible gift for turning a blank slate into something that takes one's breath away. Thank you for sharing it with us! xoxo

jennfontaine said...

Wow- so beautiful! The doily is a perfect, slight touch. You did an amazing job colouring! Soo pretty! Great layout!