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Monday, May 1, 2017

April's Showers bring May's flowers~ Dies R Us Challenge 72

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US! Our challenge today is all about flowers. We want to see flowers on your projects!

So here is the card that I created for today's challenge.

I decided to make a step card as I haven't made one in such a long time. I forgot how fun they were to make. My card base is made with 110lb white cardstock and the papers are from My Besties Designs. I cut out the Tutti Designs- Garden Trellis Die and colored in some of the flowers and then used some leaves to scatter around from cutting out the Impression Obsession-Bouquet Dies. I cut out the bouquet dies twice just so I could get the extra leaves to scatter on the trellis die and to get the extra grass that I adhered in front of the trellis. Then the actual bouquet I colored in as I cut out out on white cardstock. I used my spectrum noir markers to color in the flowers and grass. I also cut out the Tutti Designs- Tulip Corner Die out of white cardstock and colored them in with the same colors. They were sort of brighter than I had wanted so once all the flowers were cut and colored, I used some gesso to mute the colors and give it a softer look. I love how the gesso gave them such a softer look and almost like a glow to them. I added in a very thin strip of washi tape to the top and bottom of the trellis and to the "steps" of the card. I love how this breaks it up and gives off a nice contrast. Next I adhered the flowers down on the steps the way I wanted them. 

Before adhering the trellis down to the card, I added a little bit of cheesecloth for a bit more texture. Love how this looks! To finish off the card, I added in some bare wood chippies, some butterflies and the sentiment "Thank you". I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to the butterlies, the sentiment and all the flowers to make them sparkle. Then I added a few clear sequins to the butterflies and a few to give the card a finished look.  All of the dies that I used are highlighted in the links above and can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you! Thanks again for stopping by!

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Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Jo. Love all the layers of deliciousness. TFS

  2. Beautifully put together Jo with all those fabulous dies you have used and pretty colors!!

  3. Love your thank you step card with all the gorgeous flowers, well done!! So pretty!!

  4. This is so elegant and fabulous!! I love all of the beautiful flowers!! The dies you used are so awesome!! Gorgeous design, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. WOWZER! Simply stunning Jo! LOVE all the layers and such pretty flowers!!! Have a wonderful day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. wonderful texture and flowers on your step card! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Playground Anything Goes Challenge. Helene, DT Imagine That! digistamp

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Gorgeous card my friend!!I really LOVE the pretty floral!!You did an amazing job with all the wonderful dies you used!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  9. This is so Beautiful Jo . I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  10. Your step card is stunning! So many beautiful details....awesome design!!!

  11. This is over the top...beautiful Jo! I just love the spring like colors and fantastic flowers and trellis! Lots of gorgeous layers and wonderful details! You rocked this!
    Sherrie k

  12. OMGosh Jo! What a fun card! All that intricate work with the step card, the trellis and all the flowers and leaves... you did a fantastic job getting all those intricate parts together! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  13. can't find the linky tool
    here's my contribution
    have a great day

  14. Jo this is so darn cute. I love step cards and you have added so many pretty details. What a happy little card.

  15. What a beautiful step card you made! I love the colors and all those beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  16. Beautiful card - so pretty!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but please rememebr that in order to be eligible for the prize you should use Penny Black products.
    Helen x

  17. Stunning card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  18. Gorgeous card - love all the flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Creative Playground,

    Helen x


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