I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the Design Team for Let's Craft and Create, a challenge blog led by the wonderful and creative Eileen Dobson. I am so looking forward to the monthly challenges and to seeing all the fabulous creations from friends, followers and visitors of LCC.
This month's Challenge #100 - Seasonal Flowers was right up my alley. I LOVE adding flowers to my cards. I especially love making my own flowers, and that's just what I have done for this challenge. I was so excited about it that I actually made two cards!
My first card was inspired by the ornamental crab apple trees that will soon be blooming in my home state of Minnesota. The blossoms range from white to red, with all shades of pink in between.
I used an embossing tool to shape them and also added some pearly centers with a Viva Décor pen.
Do you see those pretty clouds behind my branch? That was done with a torn piece of paper and some light blue chalk.
My butterfly was punched with a small Fiskars punch and then outlined and colored on the back with a ProMarker.
On the inside of my card, I used the same deep pink mat as the front and a strip of the DSP across the bottom.
Once again, I added a vellum flower--this time a larger one--as a little added decoration.
My second card was actually an Easter card that has already been sent to its intended receiver.
I love the soft look of vellum flowers when they are colored on the back. They maintain their transparency and look oh, so delicate.
The inside of this card was another lacy oval on top of a DSP mat. My sentiment was computer generated.
Here is a list of links to the team so that you can visit and be inspired by their awesome creations:
Cheryl (that's me!)
I hope you've been inspired and will join us by submitting your creation at Let's Craft and Create. There is a wonderful PRIZE up for grabs and you can read all about it here.
I think we all make floral cards from time to time, and I can't wait to see yours!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.