Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orange & Yellow Fleurs

I was in the grocery last night (I KNOW!) and at my store you walk right into the floral department. Smells divine, and it's sooo pretty! Yesterday they had a large display with a sign: All Tulips $5. Then I spotted this in the same display:

Yeah, it's a really poor photo - I took it with my phone in the mood lighting my store has, but the orange and yellows were so vibrant and BRIGHT (unlike in this photo), that I immediately knew I needed to make a card based on it. I had a vision of a yellow background with rolled orange flowers. Oh, yeah.

You'll notice, by the way, those are not tulips, and they were not $5.  I did not take them home with me, though I have been known to buy myself flowers on occasion. I wasn't feeling that generous last night.

So this evening I finally got to try it. I printed out one of Mel's digi papers, and then I decided I was not going to roll no stinkin' flowers! First of all, I have no orange felt, and second, I have a whole cache of paper roses in shades of yellow and orange, so HELLO!  I made this:

I may have gotten a bit carried away with the roses. I die-cut the MFT doily, then added each flower (by Recollections ... moment of silence...), one at a time, by poking a hole into the doily with my paper piercer, sticking in the wire that's on the back of the rose, then bending it back to hold it in place.  When I finally declared it ENOUGH, I realized there was a bit of open space at the bottom of the doily, so being ever open to embellishment opportunities, I tied some SAB ribbons through two holes in the doily and tied a bow.

You can also see that I am not used to these very bright colors, since I seem to grab the same still-out Paper Smooches sentiment to use each time.

Here's a close-up of the roses:

The package says Mulberry Paper Roses. They are quite delicate, and so pretty. I think I got them at Mike's a few years ago. Oh, and this card weighs about 5 pounds, just in case you were wondering.

So if you ever feel mojo-less, just get out into your world, man. There's inspiration everywhere!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. HOLY CRAP!!!! This is GORJUS!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ **thud** Loooove this color combo and all the pretty little roses with Mel's chevron paper. To. Die. For!!


  2. This is gorgeous. You did not go overboard on the flowers at all - they are perfect. Made me grin so you got a pin.

  3. Flat out beautiful. Perfect.

  4. GASP! (seriously that's what I did when I saw this) Ou la la la la LA! You are amazing. This is perfect. Those roses all in a bouquet viewed from the top like that. Genius!

  5. OMG!!! OMG!!! best card ♥EVER♥!!!!! and definitely NOT too much... tho of course... it's *ME* saying that... which might mean it IS, b/c let's face it: WOULD I KNOW??!?!?! but in any case i LOVE this, wanna CASE it, and think you've done brilliantly... in every sense of that word!!! ♥♥♥♥♥


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