Happy Wednesday! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I spent a few days blissfully isolated in my craft room! Can you believe it? I must praise God for giving me a few days of health and energy! I was able to get a few things put together just in time to share with you. And in a few days I have some new items from North Coast Creations to share. PLUS, the first of June will be here soon which means ***squeal*** a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs! Can you say, "color me excited?"
Here is a fun project using a few items from the month of May, Spread Your Wings, Belles Vignes, Birds and Nest Dies and the fabulous Fancy Fritillary Die.
I started with a lime green card base (5.5 x 4.25 inches). I added a rich green mat. The focal layer features the Belles Vignes stamp set inked with Memento's Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove and Northern Pine for a fabulous ombre look! I then inked the edges before distressing the sides and adding it to my forest green mat.
Here's the Belles Vignes set which has this fun vine image...
I found my sentiment in the new Spread Your Wings
The butterfly on top is a double decker creation. I started with vellum for the bottom layer and cut a white card stock die for the top. I inked the white card stock with glitter spritz (white and gold) before creating my "butterfly sandwich."
I love the Fancy Fritillary Die!
If you look closely at the blossoms, you might notice a couple that resemble carnations. I must admit that was a bit of serendipity. I cut out "oodles" of the flower blossoms from the new Birds and Nest Die with a bit of white card stock. I spritzed all of my petals with a water mister, added both the white and gold glimmer mist and scrunched them all up. I let them dry to the touch
***and yes, I left them scrunched up***
before spritzing them lightly with water again. After drying completely, I carefully opened the blossoms and put layers together to create these fun new blossoms. I just LOVE the shabby look! So here is the fun die I used....
You know how much I love Our Daily Bread Designs' classic Fancy Foliage Die. It's an oldie but a goodie! Definitely a must have! I used the same lime and forest green papers to create my foliage. I added a bit of gold for added pizzazz!
I used the Pennants Die to frame my lovely sentiment
***stamped in a delightful shade of green!***
I think Kermit would LOVE this card! I even tucked a bit of frayed white seam binding behind the spray!
Asters and Leaves Die helped me make the fun focal blossom in the middle. A large adhesive backed pearl in the center adds a bit of punch. I also used a pearl flourish (cut up) and tucked behind my vines.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you found something that would inspire you to pull out your crafting supplies and go to work! I found this project particularly liberating! Admittedly, the colors are not ones I would normally work with. It was fun to stretch my creative muscle! Hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!