My favourite season of the year is Spring because it heralds warmer and sunnier weather and lots of flowers and beautiful scents! Today my card has been inspired by spring and apple blossoms are just the embodiment of spring. The soft pink flowers just waft in the gentle spring breeze and brings lots of bees to pollinate (as well as pretty butterflies) so we can have apples in the autumn!
I love making flowers using Amazing Paper Grace dies and have used a mix of older dies and newer dies to create this card. I love the little flower die from the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – March 2020 Elegant Infinity as it can be used in so many different ways. Here I have paired the flowers with the leaves and branches from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Cherry Blossom dies to create a branch of apple blossoms and added them to a gorgeous decorative background. I love this sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace With Love Regalia die and it makes this card perfect for Mother’s Day or any other occasion to show your love.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
For my card I have created a side folding 5″ x 7″ card base and added layers of gold and cream cardstock. I have die cut a pretty decorative frame out of cream cardstock using the Amazing Paper Grace Eyelet Lace Frame Die. I have backed this decorative frame with a gold frame and added it to the card front with foam tape. I have then die cut the gorgeous decorative lattice using the dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Emmeline Treillage Dies. I adhered it to the discarded cream panel from the decorative frame and then trimmed the edges before adding this to the inside of the frame.
For the apple blossom branches I die cut the branches from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Cherry Blossoms Die out of white cardstock and green cardstock. I coloured the white cardstock with brown alcohol markers and then adhered these to the green branches. After I coloured the edges with brown alcohol markers I then adhered them to the card coming down from the top right of the card.
The flowers have been made using the larger flower die from the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – March 2020 Elegant Infinity. I made some open flowers and some buds and used some small stamens from my stash which were perfect here. Apple blossoms tend to be in bunches so I have created some bunches using a combination of open flowers and buds. The leaves have been die cut using the leaf dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Cherry Blossoms Die out of green cardstock and added to the branches. The leaves are also in bunches on apple trees and I have tried to do the same here.
The sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace With Love Regalia Dies and I have die cut three dies – one from gold and two from white cardstock. These have been stacked together with the gold die on top and adhered to the bottom right inside the frame.
I could not resist putting a pretty vellum butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters Die on this card but a bee from the Amazing Paper Grace Just Bee-cause Hot Foil Plate in gold would have been great too. The pink on the butterfly tied in well with the colour of the flowers.
To finish I added some pearls to the flowers on the frame and the centre of the flowers inside the frame.
Scroll past the photos for a list of the products I have used.
I have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel on how I have created this card here:
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Emmeline Treillage Die
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – March 2020 – Elegant Infinity
Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters Die
Other Products Used:
Creative Expressions Foundation Cardstock – Ivory Pearl Card, Onyx
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for card base and stacking the sentiment
Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper
Rajni Chawla’s Flowerite Vellum
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Rainforest
Ranger Archival ink – Rosey Posey
Distress Oxide ink – Picked Raspberry
Copic pens – E15, E57, E29
Pretty Pink Posh Pearls – Marshmallow
Stamens from my stash
Small and medium ball tools
Dress My Craft Foam Mat
Susan’s Garden Flower Mold Tray
Bearly Art Glue
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