Jan 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posies for your birthday!

Hello All!
Darlene with you today sharing a creation that I hope will inspire you and lift your spirits.  Even though we are still in the early months of winter, if you're anything like me, spring can't come soon enough!  LOL
So today I've created a card with those pretty springtime flowers in mind.

I wasn't really sure where I was going with my design when I first starting this card but as soon as I die cut this beautiful Memory Box Delicate Flower Frame, I knew I wanted to create a birthday card for a friend who has a birthday coming up at months end.  She likes pink & purple ... hence today's color combination.

Here are a couple of tips I used on today's creation.

When using a die such as this sweet Memory Box Blushing Bouquet, you have the opportunity so give the flowers of the die some color before removing it from the die itself ... as I have done today.

 Another thing to remember is when you're using an ink color on the focus of your creation is that you can then coordinate your sentiment or embellishments to match by simply coloring a piece of scrap white card stock before die cutting those elements as I have done with my Cheery Lynn Designs Pretty Pretty Bows die or to sponge on the color once you've die cut from white card stock as I did here with the Tutti Designs Happy and Birthday dies for my sentiment.

To be totally honest, I couldn't decide if I wanted to use white words or colored words!  At one point, I almost stacked the smaller colored word on top of the white larger word but then decided that was going a bit 'overboard'!  LOL

A few pretty sequins for the flower centers and this card is ready to mail.

Here's a recap of the dies I've used on today's project. 
All are available at the Dies R Us Store.

Cheery Lynn Designs - Pretty Pretty Bows (Set of 2)Memory Box - Dies - Delicate Flower FrameMemory Box - Dies - Blushing Bouquet
Tutti Designs - Word Set - Birthday
Tutti Designs - Word Set - Happy

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  1. A stunning card Darlene, it's just beautiful and I'm sure your friend will love it! A lovely combination of dies that you have put together perfectly, great inspirations! Think I'm off to do some shopping....

  2. Absolutely lovely and I am sure it will lift her spirits and have her all excited for spring to come! such pretty colors!

  3. Your pretty pink posies are very pretty Darlene! I love how you added the color while leaving a border around the flowers. Such a lovely touch! I'm dreaming of spring now too!!

  4. I'll have to try your idea of leaving the paper in the die and coloring it; love how it give the white framing. Beautiful card, Darlene.

  5. Beautiful card Darlene. Love all the little details you added to the card. I am sure whoever gets that card it will put a smile on their face.

  6. precious card! the coloring is a great idea!



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