Monday, August 15, 2016

August Blog Hop "Flower Power".


A warm Hello to you today. I hope you are having a wonderful day.



 I must say the CLD flowers really do make for a beautiful card that I would be proud to give anyone. For the base of this card I matted the flower patterned paper with black cardstock then popped up the poka dot  paper cut at a angle on top of that. This will let me layer designs behind and in front of that angle piece for added dimension. I layered the  Sweethearts Edger  to the top of the angled piece.  I do want to point out the Whimsical Bird  that I have tucked in the flowers. It is just too cute.





Now I would like to take the time to talk about the flowers I used here. The orange one is the Sunflower. I have used orange paper and cut two then off set them to make a fuller flower. I shaped the pedals with a stylus to give them a nice curve and dimension.

Both yellow flowers are cut from the same Cherry Blossom  die. For the bottom one I inked up around the edges only and spritzed it with water to blend the colors more. I off set the layers after shaping with the stylus.
The top yellow flower I inked in solid yellow then submersed it in water to even out the color and make it so I could get lots of wrinkles and texture with the stylus. I also shaped and assembled it differently so it looks like a different flower. This shows you can get different looks from the same die depending how you shape and assemble them.

These flowers I used are some of CLD older ones and they have newer ones as well. But old or new you just keep using them over and over as they make such beautiful flowers. You can take a peek at them all @https://www.cheerylynndesigns.com/flowers-1/  .  CLD has beautiful fillers for flower arrangements too. I have you two of their newer sets which are Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set  and Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set . 

Sometimes just a twist of the peddles with tweezers can give you a nice effect. Or maybe wet your flower and place the peddles around a pencil and scrunch it together looks awesome too. I always spritz as they shape nicer that way and help to blend your colors nicely too. Just play around with them and you will get many different looks.

CLD has a tutorial section on their website that has great ideas for creating their beautiful flowers.
Check it out @ https://www.cheerylynndesigns.com/tutorials/



Thanks for visiting the  my blog today and for the comments you leave. They are always so appreciated. Have a crafty day my friends. 
Your next visit on the blog hop is with Jenny @ Jen's Paper Obsession.

Dies Used
Sunflower Die - DL121
Cherry Blossom 2 Piece Die Set - B129
Embellishment #1 8 Piece Die Set - B181A
Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set - B777
Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set - B838
Whimsical Bird Die - B801
small- Exotic Butterflies #2 w/ Angel Wings 3 Piece Die Set - DL113AB
Sweethearts Edger Die - B309
Pierced Banners 3 Piece Die Set - DL303










34 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a lovely card. Beautiful design.

Birgit said...

Debbie, I'm so in love with this card! From the design to the fabulous colors, I love everything about it!!

ionabunny said...

Love your beautiful bright flowers and the cute bird peeking out. Hugz

Jane said...

What a lovely floral nest, so pretty x

Clare Dempsey said...

What a fabulous use of color! I see these a lot of CL die projects I need to see before I move on. Thanks!

Seawoman (Светлана) said...

Very elegant card!

MsMad said...

love your card, but then I am partial to bird projects.
Barbara Bird - Gecko Galz DT
mdstrwbery.blogspot.com

Bonnie Garby said...

I just LOVE this card Debbie. I think it's combination of the fabulous color palette you used and the wonderful flowers and the way you built the flower cluster around the birdie. Love it!

Gloria said...

Lovely card, very cheerful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Debbie. Also is peaceful

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Debbie. Also is peaceful

Pat Sakrismo said...

Love the flowers - good job!

Diane said...

Beautiful colors on your card! Love all the flowers. Well done.

Donna Phelan said...

Your card is a True Beauty! Love your gorgeous flowers and that tag and bird....such pretty accents! This is glorious!!!

Michele Hudson said...

I loved how you added the pocket corner so that you could add the extra depth and creativity! You are so right about that cute little bird! I think it made the card!

Sarah Pederson said...

Amazing!!! Love your daffodil, and the sunflower die makes it into most all my cards (just love how versatile these dies are). Blessings

Jessica said...

What a Beauty!

Catherine Garcia said...

Wonderful card! Card? Suitable to be framed and hung on the wall. Especially during a dreary winter, to cheer you up. The little bird was a crowning touch and just right.

Diane said...

Pretty flowers and love the addition of the birdie!

Judy said...

Fun card. Love that sweet little bird in the flowers. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Suzi said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, the layout, all the die-cuts, of course, and it's not too busy. Just perfect!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I have both of these flower dies and I love them. My flowers are not nearly as pretty as yours! A lovely card with such eye appeal!

Colleen said...

Love the bird among the flowers. The variety of leaves is pleasing to the eye.

Liz said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Really like the way you tucked the bird into your pretty flower arrangement.

CraftinGranny said...

Great color combinations and beautifully designed card. All the intricate details really make this and outstanding piece of art. TFS

Barbara Baxter said...

I love your card! The colors are very pretty together and I like how the leaves bring your eye from the top to the bottom of the card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Diane17Lynne said...

Your card reminds me of Fall (sure hope it gets here fast. The extreme high temperatures are starting to get to me.)Am loving the colors and the the Whimsical Bird is adorable.

Lynn Dalby said...

Lovely Card, I think it has a folksie kind of look.

Arnette said...

Love it! I like the colors and the flowers. The card has a fall look to it.

Arnette said...

Love it! I like the colors and the flowers. The card has a fall look to it.

Ольга said...


Very beautiful card . Flowers like )

Nancytllz said...

Gorgeous card and so beautiful flowers

fusiafscrapping said...

Beautiful card and I love all the flowers.