Saturday, 1 April 2017

Pocket Full Of Posies

My card today features my NBUS Spellbinders Jeans Pocket die. I am ashamed to tell you just how long I have owned this die and had not even opened the package yet!

I have  thrown caution to the wind and made quite a colourful card today. As much as I love colourful cards, choosing vivid shades does not come naturally to me. Once I get started, I am always happy with the colour though!

I cut the jeans pocket out of some lightly embossed (with a sort of striped pattern) denim coloured card. The card has a sort of sateen sheen and is quite pretty. Because it a bit delicate, I cut the die again from heavy weight black card and glued the sateen card to it.

I used some leafy cluster dies and layered a bunch of paper flowers with them. Luckily I had some blue brads, as well as some teensy, orange button brads, so I was able to alternate the colours of the layers. I need to make an awful lot of flower cards as I have so many paper flowers stockpiled from when they were in style, many, many years ago!


The DP is all from the My Minds Eye, My Girl 6x6 paper pad. I also used a second NBUS item, the ombre peach coloured, Recollections canvas die cut. (just behind the flowers). It was actually too tall for my card, so I cut it in half and then trimmed about 1/2 inch or so from each middle edge

Most of the flowers and the butterflies were from Michaels many years ago. I tore the diamond off the turquoise one and layered the white butterfly overtop.

The leaves were all cut from snippets. I cut up the entire green snippet and have two leafy branches leftover for another project. This was a fun card to make, no stress at all and very relaxing. I am looking forward to making a couple more for my card box.

Recipe:

Base Card and Envelope - premade orange card from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of green for the leafy branches
DP - My Minds Eye - My Girl
Canvas - Recollections canvas banner
Flowers - from my stash  (Michaels\)
Butterflies - from my stash (Michaels)
Brads - Colorbok aqua teensy brads from my very old stash( VOS) , orange button teensy brads from my very old stash (VOS)
Dies - Memory Box Small Leafy Twig die and Sue Wilson Pine Twig die

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Darnells NBUS #11 - must have NBUS and or a boo boo

24 comments:

  1. Hi Maureen, what glorious flowers and such pretty colours too, super design too, it's a lovely die, good for you getting your stash used eventually, Kate x

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  2. It's beautiful!! I love the denim look no the pot and what a pretty bouquet of lovely, lovely flowers!
    Lynn

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  3. What a super card, so pretty and colourful.

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  4. This is the prettiest pocketful of posies ever! Love how you used all those flowers - I gave most of mine away earlier this year but I too had them for years!

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  5. Wow, this is fantastic, really brilliant make.

    Kath x

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  6. Lovely card, Maureen. You've created a beautiful bouquet of flowers and I love the patterned paper background. I've got a box of paper flowers I've had for ages too, this is a great way of using them. xx

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  7. A beautiful card Maureen, lovely vibrant colours and so many beautiful flowers - it must have taken you ages.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. Stunning card Mo! love all the colours it's really gorgeous huggles Sue xxxxxx

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  9. Oh you did have a wonderful lot of snippets on this lovely & lush spring card. Love the 'fabric' of the pocket and also love all these beautiful & so colorful posies. Like the mat colors & the splash of color on the background. Love all the bright centers of each of the flowers. This is just gorgeous, Mo! Love it. TFS - Hugs

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  10. Your card is beautiful, love the flowers and background paper.
    Valerija xx

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  11. Great card Mo, a pocket full of posies indeed... did you know Darnell has a NBUS challenge 1-11th April, so you could add this too.
    Hugs and prayers dear friend.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  12. Maureen, this is stunning! Love the color combination. Beautifully done! Have a wonderful wek.

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  13. Fabulous card Mo - what a riot of flowers, so pretty! And just the greenery must have taken ages to die cut - well done.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Forgot to say - well done for being first into the Playground! xx

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  15. Wow, this is beautiful Maureen, the flowers match the backing papers so well.

    Sue xx

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  16. It doesn't look easy to me, but what a gorgeous creation, Maureen! I'll probably never use my huge box of paper flowers--want some more?!--haha

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  17. This is gorgeous~lovely dimension and colors!

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  18. Oh, my goodness, Mo, I am mega-impressed with this beautiful jean's pocket of posies!! That was a lot of work, but you've end up with a masterpiece! And, hey, I recognize that pocket paper. I have some of it in every color from Back In The Day. Great way to use it! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #11!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. This is a really beautiful card with all those lovely flowers.

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  20. Your card is beautiful.
    Your flowers match the background paper perfectly.
    Just so beautiful!!!

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  21. I love your riot of colour. I think paper flowers are always in fashion so don't worry and keep using them. They look brilliant with the buttons and brads.

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  22. LOVE this - so colourful and cheery and well done on using that die.

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  23. This is a beauty Maureen. I love all the gorgeous little flowers. A colourful and very happy card. Barbxx

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  24. Oh my goodness Maureen, this is a gorgeous card! I love the jean pocket you have made, and the card you used it perfect for a pocket! Those blooms are so pretty and look gorgeous coming out of the pocket. Love those papers you used too, goes so well with the pocket and flowers. Just a stunning card! Hugs, Brenda

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