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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Florals for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!
I'm popping in  (a tad bit late) to share with you that a brand new challenge is up over at
CUTE CARD THURSDAY
This week we would love to see your "Floral" creations!
We hope that you will stop by to check out the inspiration and play along with us!

Here's what I've made for the challenge:
With this strange and warm weather we've been having, it has really put me in the mood for Spring and reminding me that it is just around the corner!  I also haven't played with my Lawn Fawn goodies for a while, so I wanted to get them out and play.

For the background, I have used the LF Stripey Backdrop die and cut it twice from some kraft card stock.  After it was cut, I turned one of them over to make the criss-cross pattern so that it looks like lattice or a trellis for flowers.  I've also taken the LF Woodgrain Backdrops to stamp a woodgrain looking pattern over the "lattice" with the same ink color.  I've attached this over a sky blue A2 sized to folding card base.

For the flowers, I have used the LF Flutter By stamp set with the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I've colored them with my Copic markers and brushed over the flowers with my Wink of Stella glitter pen.  For the butterfly, I have layered two butterflies that are colored and popped the wing out so that it looks a bit more dimensional over the flower it's sitting on.  I've covered portions of his wing with some orange Stickles glitter glue.  I have taken foam tape and used different thicknesses to create dimension.  I've also used the sentiment from the stamp set and made my own fish tail banner and popped that up with foam tape.  I've added some of the flowers on it and around it.

Here's a closer look at some of the details:
Here you can better see the light shimmer over the flowers along with the sparkle on the butterfly.  I have also taken a black gel pen to make the body of the butterfly pop out a bit.  You can also see the dimension I've created by attaching two of the butterflies together to open up the wing.  I've also colored the wing on the back layer too, it's hard to see in the photo.

Hope you've enjoyed my creation today and I hope to see your creation in the gallery with this week with your floral designs!

Thanks for dropping in!  See you soon!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

CHALLENGES:
1.  Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for "You Choose"

2.  Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Day Friday - Anything Goes


3.  Sweet Stampin' - Flowers

4.  Curtain Call - "Woven"


5.  Crafting by Designs - It's Almost Spring!

6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes


43 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Your flowers are so colorful and are definitely cute! I just love the way you used the die in the background, looks just like a garden!

Mac Mable said...

Great background and good idea to cut it twice and make the lattice from it and then to stamp over it. Gorgeous glitter on the butterfly and as always beautifully coloured elements. Thank you for the inspiration x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, love the background and beautiful flowers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Chrissy said...

Oh, I love the trellis look Vicki..the lovely flowers, butterfly, colouring and sparkle are so pretty and just bursting with Spring..

luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

This is so pretty Vicki, love the trellis behind those gorgeous blooms...definitely a reminder of spring xx

Olga Jewell said...

another beauty!!

Lori Kobular said...

Oh my gosh! Vicki this is gorgeous! How clever you are to make the lattice background ~ I love it! The flowers and butterflies and that touch of glitter! Absolutely gorgeous card! And now I need to go shopping!!

Team Clark said...

Vicki, I just read your comment quote and was touched by it - thank you! I am so impressed with this awesome background you achieved by reversing your dies! Brilliant and so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Lola said...

Oh my your lattice is so adorable! Makes me want to go outside and tend to my flower garden and get some fresh plants in!!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous flowers with such pretty coloring. Also love that die you used. Reminds me a trellis and is perfect for this beautiful card!
Lynn

Aileen Ryan said...

Vicki, this is such a beautiful card. Love the background with these pretty flowers. The way you have done it so it looks like lattice and the sweet butterflies, just perfect.

Teresa Kline said...

hello vicki! a super sweet card, luv those sparkly flowers and butterfly! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Carol L said...

I love the blue skies peeking through the lattice work, and those flowers and butterfly are colored perfectly for spring! Cute card!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Vicki! Your wooden lattice works beautifully with your colorful flowers. Such happiness and will please the recipient! Huggers, de

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the flowers and the lattice background.

aussie aNNie said...

Pretty card Vicki, love the awesome gorgeous colours.xx{aNNie}

Debra K. said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the latticework background for your wonderful flowers and butterflies. Lovely colouring. I bet this sparkles beautifully with the stickles and wink of Stella. Debra x

Margreet said...

Lovely spring card with great coloring of the flowers....it makes me happy!
Have a nice weekend.
xxx Margreet

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Wow Vicki - your card is soooooooooooooo beautiful... love your flowers.
Hugs Anja

Leigh Penner said...

Super pretty card!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, like your lattice background and your flowers and butterfly are beautiful!

Shannon McComb said...

wow! this is beautiful! that background is fantastiac and just love those flowers and butterfly!!

MiamiKel said...

Just gorgeous, Vicki! I love the lattice look you've created - a beautiful little trellis of flowers and blingy butterfly! Swoon! Have a fabulous weekend! ♥

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Vicki the lattice background you made is so striking!!! Its the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous flowers
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Fiki said...

this is so pretty!
hugs , Fiki
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Pia S said...

Love the effect of the trellis background, great use of that striped die, great choice of paper and color too. Beautiful flower card.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful flowers Vicki and love the trellis behind
Carol x

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card Vicki! I love that fabulous lattice background and your colorful flowers, so beautiful! Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Pollard Carole said...

wonderful card that background is fabulous i love this pretty card love and hugs Caroe x

Sammy said...

Fab card! great design. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

JD/ Jill said...

I know what you mean about the nice "spring" weather that we have been having. Has put me into the spring mood too. With the pretty pastels like you have used here with your cute card!

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Oh this is so sweet Vicki! The background is amazing and a gorgeous touch glittering up the wings of the butterflies. May you have a lovely weekend ahead. Take care.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card Vicki. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

MaryH said...

Perfect card to get ready for the spring flowers. Love how you've used this LF die to create the trellis for the pretty flowers, and also the great texture you've achieved using the wood graining. Lots of dimension also, with layering this die as you've done. Great design, lovely look. We've had nice warm sunshine today, but lots of whistling wind as well. Expect we've got yet another blast of cold before it's truly Spring. TFS & Hugs

CaroleAnn said...

Love what you made here and you have been busy - I am playing catch up!! Big Hugs

Nana Connie said...

Oh, I really love the lattice background, Vicki! Beautifully done with all the flowers and the sparkly butterfly. Lovely wood grain in the lattice.

Nonni said...

Wow! I love the way you used that bg die, very clever! Your flowers are beautifully colored and I love the sparkle on the butterfly. Great card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful and springy! I love the beautiful colors and the shimmer you added. I am hoping for snow at least once more this winter...LOL But, the weather is pointing more towards flowers, isn't it???

Lisa H. said...

ohmygoodness! this is a gorgeous card. LOVE the colors and the lattice in the background and the touch of glitter. beautiful. thanks for linking up to curtain call!

Diane said...

Great background Vicki, love the weaving, flowers and glitter.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Love the background you created, very clever, girl friend! The wood grain makes it even more special. Pretty flowers, nice to see bright happy flowers this time of year.

Hugs
Sue

Asha said...

The trellis backdrop is so perfect for the flowers. Can't wait for spring... I've had enough of winter! LOL
hugs Asha

Monika Reeck said...

That butterly in orange and the glitter on it ooh I loveee
Wonderfully colored flowers and love the layout
looks like its a fence and love the woodgrain stamped there
the sky blue card base is great added Vicki
Winner card on my Book
LOVE this too!!
big hugs
Monika

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