Saturday, 19 July, 2014

Flowers at Winter

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I has been a very cold week here in Melbourne. I was delighted to find flowers in my garden to brighten the landscape. Mostly delicate and colourful camelias. I was suprised to also find the spring bulbs that have seem to have popped and and flowered so quickly. This inspired me to make flower cards to share with you today.
The pop up card above features one of the stamps from Flower Shop. I stamped it numerous time and coloured them with the Stampin' Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry) Each colour selection has three perfectly coordinated shades that facilitate creating shading and depth to stamp you use. The flowers punch out perfectly with the Pansy Punch.
The flowers look just like a dimensional bouquet mounted on a pop up card base I created using a series of cuts and folds. The lovely sentiment is from the stamp set Kinda Eclectic. It has been punched with the Decorative Label Punch and layered on silver Glimmer Paper. 

 The front of the flower shop pop up card. Features another of the flowers, a butterly from Kinda Eclectic and Crushed Curry Bakers Twine.
The background was created vey simply using the stamp set Flowering Flourishes in Coastal Cabana stamped several times on varying angles. Cute huh?!

The flowering bulbs around my magnolia tree inspired the next project- a hyacinth flower. 


The Stampin' Up card stock is durable and holds well for paper scupture. The flower is crafted in Perfect Plum and the stem and leaves in Old Olive. The background image was again created with the flowering flourishes stamp set in So Saffron. The flower itself can be displayed in a vase on its own or in a bunch. I am on the lookout for a display frame to mount it above my studio desk.
The curly flower is easy to create using the Stampin' Up Fringe Scissors, and curled using a skewer.

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I hope you find time today to create, insire and share heart
Linda xx
The Vanilla Bean Studio


Linda, these are just WOW. Definitely trying that pop up card sometime very soon. Just gorgeous!

Posted by Jess W on 19 July, 2014 at 09:50 AM #

What a wonderful surprise to open a card & find all those gorgeous flowers inside! I love your hyacinth, a very clever way to use your fringe scissors. I particularly like that by making these you can hyacinths all year around. Well done Linda!

Posted by Tricia on 19 July, 2014 at 11:02 AM #

Just WOW Linda. What absolutely stunning projects. LOVE that pansy Card - will definitely be trying that soon! And I think I now just have to add those scissors to my next order! Great job and thanks for sharing :-)

Posted by Mel on 19 July, 2014 at 11:48 AM #

Beautiful projects Linda! Who would not be totally in awe on opening that card and seeing that surprise inside! One to try out at Retreat next weekend I think!

Posted by Janine Rawlins on 19 July, 2014 at 12:47 PM #

What amazing projects!! Love the pop up card!! And that flower on the stick looks amazing. Although did you have to curl each one at a time? Not sure I have the patience for that!!

Posted by Rebecca on 19 July, 2014 at 06:41 PM #

Gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing

Posted by Maureen Crameri on 19 July, 2014 at 08:12 PM #

Wow... you make this so much simpler than it looks. Awesome!

Posted by Rose P on 21 July, 2014 at 11:15 AM #

love your projects Linda, i am going t have to try the hyacinth flower.

Posted by Lorinda on 23 July, 2014 at 09:03 AM #

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