Apr 7, 2018

Dandelion Card by Melinda

Hello crafty friends,

My name is Melinda and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Dies R Us 2018 design team! I hope you will be inspired by my creations! Here is my first project share as a DRU Girl!

I created this sweet, spring-themed card using some fun dies and papers from the Dies R Us shop. I started with a cream cardstock base. The size is a standard A2 size. I then cut a piece of green cardstock for a mat. The wonderful patterned paper is from the Doodlebug    paper pad.



For these pretty flowers, I used the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower 1 Die Set. These dies are actually used for the centers of the flowers but I thought by stacking them and rotating them, and adding enough, they would look a little loosely like dandelions. I cut everything out of white cardstock and then inked the leaves and the very center pieces. I used some of the Colorbox Cat's Eye Pigment Inks you can find in the DRU Shop.

Here's a look at how they look individually. I then staggered and layered four of them together. I, however, decided that four wasn't quite enough so I decided to stack to sets of four together to create each flower.

 
After creating the flowers and adding the oval mat layers, I decided to run a piece of ribbon down the border and add this pretty little yellow bow.

I finished off my card by adding a little sentiment I created. I cut it out in a tag shape and added a little foam tape to it.

Here's an angled view to show you the depth of the layers I achieved by using some foam tape between them. 

Here is one last look at the finished card. I hope you are inspired to create a few little "dandelions" of your own.

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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful springtime card Melinda! LOVE those flowers and your design showcases them beautifully!

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  2. This is beautiful, Melinda! I am loving all of your layers and those fabulous flowers!

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  3. What an awesome card! Love the bright spring colors!

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  4. Gorgeous card Melinda with all th elayering and pretty details...congrats for being on the team!!

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  5. Love, love, LOVE this!!! Your flowers are just beautiful, and your design is sheer perfection! Great colors too!

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  6. What a beautiful spring card this is Melinda! I love the colors you used and those wonderful flowers have me wishing for spring in our neck of the woods. So glad you're on the team!

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  7. Thank you so much for all of your wonderfully kind comments! I am so excited to be here and be a part of this group of very talented crafters!!!

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  8. Melinda!!!!!! Your cards are great and what a surprise to see you designing for DiesRUs, one of my regular places to shop!!! I hope you are well. I think of you often and wonder how you are!!! Now I know!!!! Blessings my friend!

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