Friday, April 13, 2018

Blossom and Live!

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! It's Jeanne posting today and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to stop and visit. We have a brand new release of Llamas & Botanicals dies available in the online store. And the dies are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off the retail price.

Today's card features flowers from the  Botanical Garden 1 and Garden Bird dies.  I love the flowers in the Botanical Garden sets (there are two!) because they are ultra versatile.  You can put these together many ways to come up with some really gorgeous flowers.
This card is for the color challenge and the sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip.
You see I varied a little from the sketch by substituting flowers for stars and I used the Double Stitched Rectangle as my bordered frame in the center.
I cut flowers from both the Garden Botanical 1 and Garden Bird in both the pink and green.  I also cut one each of the middle and next size down Double Stitched Rectangle in Crumb Cake and three of the smaller ones in Chocolate Chip.
I sponged the edges of my flowers in Powder Pink and used a cotton swab to add Wild Wasabi ink to the center of the flowers.
You will notice that some of the features I originally cut don't show in my finished card.  That is because I sometimes design as I go and this is one of those cards.  It developed a life of it's own as I went along!  I started with the word Love from the Live, Laugh, Love sentiment on the small rectangle.  It seemed overwhelming to me so I decided to just use the larger rectangle instead and I decided that I liked the word Live better for this card.
So I angled the word Live across the larger rectangle and cut out three more from the Chocolate Chip card stock so I could stack them. Before gluing the rectangle stack to the Crumb Cake card base, I added the branch from the Garden Bird die under the stack.  It is very subtle and adds an embossed look to the card.  The flowers are from Garden Bird but the leaves and flower stamen are from Botanical Garden 1.  I am loving how you can combine these sets!!
For the flower on the upper corner I added some Powder Pink ink to the petals and also to the stamen.
I am quite pleased with this card and how it fits the challenges.  I hope you give the Botanical Garden 1 and Botanical Garden 2 dies (and others in this release too) a try!

I had so much fun playing with all the flower combinations.  When I first started this card I cut all the flowers in white just to play with combinations of petals and greenery.  I was restricted here by the colors in the color challenge - I can imagine how much fun it will be to play not only with the flowers but various color combos as well!  Looking forward to the weekend!

Don't forget to stop by the online store and check out the new dies that are on sale for a limited time.

I hope you have a creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Very pretty card and design! I love the floral dies against the kraft card stock!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful CAS card Jeanne-love the dies you are featuring today and your elegant layout-you worked the sketch well

Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful design! Love the classy look!

Janja said...

This is so nice. I really like the layout and colors.

SugarShine Designs said...

What a soft, pretty card. Love seeing what you did with the botanical die! - Janet

Anja Ž. said...

So elegant and the colors are beautiful! Great work!

Sherry said...

This is beautiful. Love how you mixed the two different sets. This would be a nice mothers day card as well. ~ Hugs, Sherry