Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lily of the Valley

Are you getting ready for the long weekend?  Last night I spent some time playing with my Lily of the Valley set.  I'm so pleased with how this card turned out.  Thank you Heather for the inspiration.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake paper.  Various images were used from the Grunge Corners set and were stamped in Crumb Cake.  The Lily of the Valley sentiment was stamped in Always Artichoke.  The edges were distressed then sponged with ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown.

I mounted the focal image to a piece of patterned Always Artichoke designer paper.  3/8" Kraft taffeta ribbon was wrapped around.

Next, I used the matching Lily of the Valley die to cut out the pretty flowers.  The image was stamped in StazOn Olive Green and colored with Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol.  I decided to pop it up for some dimension. 

The inside sentiment by PSX was stamped in Always Artichoke and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  The corner was decorated with another Grunge Corner stamp in Crumb Cake. 

The Lily of the Valley in my garden is blooming right now and I will be sharing some photos with you soon.

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Lily of the Valley Set, Grunge Corners by Lili of the Valley, PSX Beautiful as Spring
Paper:  Desert Storm, Patterned Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Flowers - StazOn Olive Green; Background Images - Crumb Cake; Sentiments - Always Artichoke; Sponging - ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown
Accessories:  3/8" Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Papertrey Ink Lily of the Valley Die, Edge Distresser, Bow-Easy, Gamsol
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging, Prismacolor Pencils
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very pretty, Donna! I love the soft colors and the sweet ribbon. Lily of the Valley are one of my favorites - can't wait to see your garden! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs xoxo

HELENE said...

Gorgeous Donna, I love the colours and the design and it is almost as I can smell the exquisite scent :-) The Lily of the Valley is flowering in my garden right now, several hundred of them, they are everywhere! Have a great week-end, take care, Helene.

Terry said...

Using Crumb Cake draws all of the attention to the beautiful diecut flowers. Lovely! Hope you enjoy a long weekend.



Cynthia said...

What a beautiful card. I love Lily of the Valley. Have a great weekend!


Myplace4tea said...

How beautiful!You have a very lovely blog.
I love Lily of the valley, but I never had the pleasure of seeing one in person.
Lovely day to you, Angela

Unknown said...

What a delightful card. So pretty. I love Lily of the showed it very well..

Becky said...

This came out beautiful Donna. I love Lily of the Valley.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Donna, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the dimensional flower image and cute ribbon bow. The inside sentiment is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. ^_^

Kerri Farley said...

Oh, what a beautiful creation!!!

The Bashful Nest said...

These cards are beautiful Donna. Lilies of the Valley always remind me of my Grandma. These are truly works of art.

xoxo Michelle

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Your card is beautiful, very lovely and well done.
Blessings, Nellie

Jennipher said...

This is quite a beauty Donna! Great job cutting that image out. Love it.

Anonymous said...

They are such a delicate tiny flowers.
They also smell so nice. I ahve thm in my rock garden.

I liked also how you had them so attractively in your vase as well.

One of my fav also.

Nice card.

Rosemary said...

Another very special card....

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