If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm not much into flowers...BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Flowers are totally my thing and I think I have probably 95% flower stamps in my stash and 5% other stuff! All to say, I cheered pretty loudly when I saw the prompt and mood board for this current challenge! I had also just received from my sweet friend Bonnie an envelope filled with floral die cuts using PFS's Tuberose Washi and came up with 3 cards to share with you today.
Aren't they sooooo pretty?! They are all just washi tape on white cardstock and then die cut...how easy peasy is that?!! I started with an embossed background using Altenew's Basic Plaid 3D embossing folder and then added a die cut circle using PFS's Diagonal Stitched Circle Dies. I added the largest of the washi florals to the center of the circle and then added a foiled sentiment from Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II. The flowers are outlined in foil too and I also added a small gold bow.
My 2nd card is a mini slimline (6 1/4 x 3 1/4) and I blended my background first with a light touch of pink and purple inks. Next I die cut 4 of PFS's Mini Slimline Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, glued them together for dimension and added it to my card base. Then I took 5 of the washi die cuts and spaced them out evenly over the background, and then finished with a pre-printed sentiment strip from Gina K. Another easy peasy card and I just love the mini slimline size of this one!
My last card is another very easy and CAS one where my background was done with PFS's Lush Vines Hot Foil Plate and I just used my rubber mat to get the textured impression rather than hot foiling it. I added the smallest of the Rounded & Braided Rectangle Dies (also PFS) to my background and then added another small washi die cut Tuberose.
I finished with a foiled and die cut sentiment from MB's Posh Hello and called it good. (I did end up adding a few gold metallic pearls AFTER I had photographed my cards...only 3 very tiny ones, so I still kept it very simple!) I love how all the white on white with these washi die cuts makes such pretty and elegant cards! Thank you so much Bonnie for sharing these with me! (I even have a few more left to play with another time!) Stamping friends truly are the best!! :0)
I'll leave you with a couple photos from the corner of our deck where I added a trio of colorful pots of flowers this year (WHY didn't I think to do this before??!!!) that we enjoy from our dining room slider...and the hummers are enjoying the bright colors too while they stop to get a drink from my feeder (next to but not included in the photos).
I love them all but I think the purple/pinkish Dahlia's are my favorite! More and more keep opening every day and I'm loving it!!
Make sure you stop by the Double D site to check out all the beautiful floral cards from the DT and then play along...you have until Sunday, June 4 @ 8:00PM to play along.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!