Monday, January 26, 2015

D Is For.......

Dogwood.....such a pretty flower!

I am entering today's card into the Challenge at Stamp TV, What's Your Name?  (use the letter of your first name) and for the Challenge at the Mod Squad Blog, To CASE A Card.

I found a beautiful card on Pinterest and tracked down the gal's Blog, Simply Sweet Stamping, by Val.  HERE is her original post and card.  Scroll down a bit to find her card.

Here is my creation:

A while back I won a Grab Bag of stamps from Gina K Designs and I got 2 beautiful stamps from the Dogwood & Butterfly set.  The original flowers are framing an oval shape. I stamped several flowers and then fussy cut them out, coloring them with Copic Markers.  I used the small branch image and stamped that twice directly onto the Kraft card stock base.  Then I just added all of my beautiful Dogwood flowers. I also popped a few up on 3D dots to add some dimension.   Then using the leaf stamp from the Stamper's Favorites set, I did the same thing, popping a few up to add dimension after coloring with Copic Markers and fussy cutting them out. The sentiment is from the Friends set and works perfectly with my flowers.  I also stamped the small branch on the inside of my card and added a bit of Cotton Candy Pink Stickles. 

I was quite happy to be coloring flowers on this chilly winter afternoon.  We are under a Blizzard Watch/Warning/Actual Storm.  We are predicted to get 10-16 inches of snow while the rest of the state will be getting 2-3 FEET!  Oy Vay!  I think I will just keep coloring flowers and thinking of Spring!  Ha!
Be safe and cozy wherever you may be!


  1. Oh my gosh, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love how you used the kraft, and then set the flowers up with dimensionals. And that pink in the flowers just pops against the kraft. Beautiful!!!!

  2. Beautiful card! Great colors and stunning on the craft paper.

  3. Oh my goodness this is such a gorgeous card/ design Donna! Love the dogwood flowers they look striking on the Kraft paper! Awesome job ! I'll be thinking of everyone on the east side and saying a prayer! Have a Blessed evening! Warm hugs!

  4. This is truly beautiful! The bunch of pink flowers on kraft just jumps off the page!

  5. Beeee-U-tiful!! Love the popped up pink flowers on the Kraft cs. I'm thinking of all of you on the East Coast. Stay safe my friend.

  6. Your beautiful flowers look so gorgeous against the kraft card stock. I love how the flowers are popped too.

  7. Fabulous job on this case. How clever to use the stamp the way you did. I would not have recognized it if you had not told me what it was. You are soo creative my friend.

  8. Love this Donna! Dogwood is so pretty and great popping!