Summer Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Summer DD_SummerGingham_July17Gingham”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

Now onto the details of my summer card for the new challenge. I used my brushstroke flower dies to created 3 different flowers for my floral arrangement. I die cut the flowers from white cardstock, colour them with distress inks and then assemble all the small pieces to create depth and dimension. I spray the coloured flowers with a little bit of water to get the watercolour effect. While still damp I shaped the leaves to add a little more dimension to the flowers.  The leaves were die cut from two shades of green card-stock, glued together and then distress with ink. The floral arrangement was then layered on pink gingham paper.  I finished off with a die cut sentiment which was die-cut several times from white and pink cardstock to give a raised effect. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #172 (ends 07/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #3” (665360) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #2” (665210) — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F)
  • Let’s Craft & Create Challenge #173 (ends 07/31) – Anything Goe
  • Love to Craft #60 (ends 07/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Crafts Galore Encore #89 (June) (ends 07/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Sparkles Forum Challenges #141 (ends 07/15) – Floral Extravaganza

A close-up of the flowers on the gingham background

The sentiment

The inside with more flowers

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Pink gingham paper — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #3” (665360) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #2” (665210) — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Tim Holtz distress inks.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful for our challenge and that you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by! I love reading your thoughts in the comments.

Regards,

Amelia

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl W
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 02:56:34

    The flowers on your card are so beautiful! And the simplicity of your design allows your flowers to really shine. I’m so glad you joined us for our latest challenge at Let’s Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

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  2. Vickie Yeakley
    Jul 11, 2021 @ 20:08:28

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

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  3. Judy Woodland
    Jul 11, 2021 @ 00:45:54

    Man, I LOVE what you have done with that die set. The way you have colored those elements just makes them pop. Beautiful card, I must pin for future reference.

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  4. Lena
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 23:42:23

    As always, Emilia, your card is gorgeous both on the front and the inside.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lena xx

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  5. Jackie Trinder
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 10:19:00

    Hi this is a gorgeous card. Those flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #89 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Bugaboo. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

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  6. Barbara A Campbell
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 14:20:03

    Amelia, I adore that you added these bright and lovely flowers on the soft gingham. The effect is amazing and I am very fond of it.

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  7. Darlene Pavlick
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 00:57:51

    Oh my friend, I just LOVE seeing your designs! This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for always inspiring me!! HUGS

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  8. Vicki R.
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 23:14:13

    Stunning, Amelia! Beautiful flowers and great dimension.

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  9. kathy krug
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 21:46:44

    Love your flower bouquet.It is striking on the gingham.

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  10. Donna Phelan
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 13:03:21

    Beautiful gingham background, love the sponged edges too! Fantastic flower cluster! So pretty!

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  11. Diane Hover
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 11:47:55

    A gorgeous card inside and out and love the watercolor effect of the flowers, paired with the gingham background it is beyond perfection!

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  12. josuane
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 10:35:37

    Beautiful your card !

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  13. anyasofia
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 10:32:08

    Sheer delight teamie, love your choice of card. xx

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  14. karenladd
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 07:49:08

    This is just spectacular and so beautiful!

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