Blossom Greetings

Good Afternoon!

It's a gorgeous Carolina day and spring is blooming all around central North Carolina.

I have a couple cards today to share. 

I've been wanting to play in the Twofer Card Challenge and this blossom die gave me that opportunity to create two Blossom greetings.

I used a new die, Peony In Bloom, by Catherine Pooler.  I also did the watercolor technique from CAS Mixup this month with the die.  I used the positive of the die on watercolor paper, leaving all the pieces inside it using stick it paper on the back.  Then, I used my Zig pens and colored the die, spritzed it with water as well as another piece of watercolor cardstock to create a background (smaller card).  

After getting the look I wanted, I peeled off the top negative of the die and adhered two more blossom dies to the bottom of it to use on the small watercolored background card.  I die cut two more white blossom panels to adhere to the top of the positive pieces of my colored blossom and then added Glossy Accents to all of the petals and leaves for a stainedglass effect.  

I cut down the watercolored background to a square, adhered the watercolored die cut and trimmed the excess.  I die cut a square frame using two square dies, to frame around the blossom.  I also die cut a banner label die and stamped the sentiment from One Liners Sentiment set by CP Designs. 

On the stainedglass card, I took some lavender cardstock and stamped a script background (Hero Arts)on it  in Serenade ink by Catherine Pooler.  The sentiment is from the CP Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set.

I love how both cards came out although I believe the "stained glass" one is my favorite.  I had to make it a birthday card for a special person.

For Following Challenges:

My Choice: Blossom Dies

Watercolor, Die Cuts, Stamping

NBUS Schtuff: Peony Die Plate, One Line Sentiments (Card 1), Background script stamp (card 2).

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!  Please visit again soon!

Blossom Blessings!


Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using the gorgoeus peony Nance! LOVE the colours you've used. Great work creating a print background on your first card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

Love this peony die, Nance, and the pretty Spring colors! Great job on the print making background! Love the two toned flower atop it! The stained glass peony is gorgeous and a beautiful way to use this die! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up and for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...two absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards using that Peony die Nance!! Your square print making card turned out SO pretty and I love your background and the soft colors...really makes that die cut stand out!! And your stained glass card...well that took my heart right away! It's absolutely GORGEOUS Nance!! Thanks so much for sharing both these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

Viv said...

A gorgeous peony die and two gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. x

Darnell said...

You've made beautiful cards reflecting the two different techniques, Nance! This peony blossom works perfectly for both print-making and stained glass and I love the colors! Thank you for playing in TCC #36 and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

oldpunca said...

Hi Nance. You've created a wonderful blossom twofer. I like the stamping with the die on your first card. Stained glass technique on the second card is done perfectly. Thank you for joining us at TCC #36. Hugs, Sonja