Pretty Topiary Trees

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Gingham” – of any color or material (ribbon or paper). Please visit the Double D DD_Ginghamchallenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using three topiary trees as a focal point. I used gingham paper and a piece of floral designer paper for my background layers.  The trees were lifted from the fancy die cut panel with mirror tape for dimension. The trees were then decorated with small die cut leaves, paper roses and gemstones. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, small birds and glitter. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #110 (ends 04/03) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))
  • Cut It Up Challenges #169 (ends 03/22) – Hello Spring!
  • Allsorts Challenges Week#511 (ends 03/30) – Favorite die (I prefer to use dies)
  • Crafter’s Castle Challenges #15 (ends 03/31) – Anything Goes with Optional Use Glitter
  • Dies R Us Challenge #117 (ends 03/28) – One for the Ladies (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))

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The topiary trees with embellishments

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A close-up of the roses, leaves and birds

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, kraft and green card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Marianne Design Craftables “Topiary Trees” (CR1303) — Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A) — Roses — Gemstones — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”  and “Bundled Sage” — Glitter.

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw
    Mar 31, 2019 @ 18:28:11

    Wow! What a beautiful birthday card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter’s Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter’s Castle
    crafterscastle.blogspot.com

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  2. Diane Hover
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 13:33:05

    Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for entering your beautiful creation in our Dies R Us challenge!

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  3. Mervi
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 18:32:07

    So sweet card Amelia!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity over at Allsorts;-))m

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  4. Darlene Pavlick
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:31:59

    Me again … I just can’t get enough of this gorgeous creation! I love all the sweet elements! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘For the Ladies’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  5. Anonymous
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 15:30:25

    I just love your style of card making. So many interesting and clever elements to make it over the top. Like the topiary trees and the roses and the patterned paper.
    A sublime card.

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  6. Evelyn
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:25:03

    Beautifully elegant inside and out!

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Welcome Spring challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Brenda
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 09:36:22

    How pretty in the soft colours Amelia and so tactile with the different textures, thanks so much for joining in with our ‘Use a Favourite’ theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  8. kathy krug
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 06:54:55

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at DRU, Amelia. We hope you will join us in future challenges.

    Kathy
    DRU DT.

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  9. kathy krug
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 06:15:37

    Gorgeous, Amelia. I love the topiary trees with the sweet embellishments. Just fabulous.

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  10. Vicki R.
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 05:18:17

    Another lovely creation, Amelia! This is just beautiful with the green topiary trees against the pastel gingham.

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  11. Conniecrafter
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 04:07:30

    so pretty, such sweet topiary’s with the pretty gingham background!

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  12. Judy Woodland
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 00:20:20

    What a sweet and beautiful card. I LOVE the topiary trees, and mounting them against that pretty patterned paper die cut is GENIUS!!! Great take on the Mood Board, this is fabulous!!!!!

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  13. Lynn Brown
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 21:53:45

    A pretty card, love your dies. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  14. Leslie Miller
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 19:42:16

    So beautiful, Amelia! A most lovely choice of dies. I adore the topiary trees, Your card inside is would make me happy enough, but you always take it to the next level. A person receiving one of your cards gets a double treat! I had a peek at your CAS category. You don’t do it often, but you do it very well and just as exemplary as your gorgeous shabby chic dressed up cards. You’re an inspiration!

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  15. Josuane
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 18:39:31

    bravo Amelia !

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  16. Darlene Pavlick
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 16:05:19

    WOW! Absolutely beautiful Amelia … Inside and out!! I just love your style! Gorgeous!

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  17. Donna Phelan
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 13:37:28

    OOoh such a soft pretty gingham background to lay those gorgeous topiaries on! Those look amazing, love the inside too! Beautiful details, Amelia!

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  18. Diane Hover
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:40:42

    A beautifully created card with fabulous die cuts, those topiary trees are so pretty…and of course I love all your other details, and geez look how pretty the inside is as well, I need to train myself to finish my insides of my cards as I go!!

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  19. anyasofia
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 09:11:19

    Delightful card with the gingham and topiary tree die.x

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  20. Anonymous
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 08:29:13

    Pragtig!!

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