Choosing a favorite flower for me is like asking me to choose my favorite child...impossible! I love all flowers...roses, daffodil's, peonies, tulips, hibiscus, lilies, hydrangeas, poppies, sunflowers, etc.! The list could go on and on! However, there is one flower that has been a favorite since I was a child (even though my hubby says it's not a flower but a weed because it's so prolific!!) and that is Lily of the Valley! I just LOVE the look of those deep green leaves and those tiny petite bell shaped white flowers, and of course the smell is divine! I even remember receiving for Christmas one year when I was young, a tiny little doll that came in a clear plastic perfume bottle (think size like Polly Pockets), and she smelled like Lilly of the Valley and was dressed all in white and green...she was a treasured doll for quite some time!
So I have 2 cards to share with you today because I couldn't decide which one I liked best. I used PTI's Forrest Floor: Spring stamp and die set on both:
I started by stamping a background on kraft cs using PTI's Text & Texture: Wood Slices and then die cutting it using The Greetery's Crimped Frame Dies, and then adhered that to a white card base. Next I arranged my two tone leaves and then added three sprays of the Lilly's on top, with the very top one having pop dots behind the tiny bell shaped flowers for dimension. I also added some jute twine wrapped around the little bouquet, and then added the sentiment frame and sentiment (sentiment is from SSS's Sketched Flowers). Here's a closer up so you can see that the little bell shaped flowers are white heat embossed...
A few green enamel dots on the sentiment frame finished off my first card.
My 2nd card uses almost all the same elements and layout, but has just a bit of a different background...
My background on this card uses a piece of PTI's Bitty Big DSP in Simply Chartreuse, and was die cut using PTI's Scallop Stackers: Medium Die, and then adhered to a white card base. Next I die cut a smaller white stitched rectangle and blended Salty Ocean Distress Ink over it before adding my leaves, flowers, and frame.
My sentiment on this card is from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite: Thinking Of You stamp set, and then I finished with a piece of jute twine and a few of Lucy's Little Things Jewels.
There are LOTS of BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT and in the gallery already to inspire you, so choose your FAVORITE FLOWER (if you can!) and play along right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!