NOVEMBER KIT HAS ARRIVED      📦 Everyday free shipping on orders over $50 (domestic) 📦

Fun with Flowers

by Sally Traidman July 18, 2018 15 Comments

We are 120 degrees into summer where I'm at, so that calls for a picnic basket. Instead of food, let’s pack it with flowers. Stamped AND hand sketched. So get out your watercolors and black pen and let’s play.

I began die cutting the Paper Layering Basket from an old quilted coffee holder from our favorite coffee house. Next, I stamped the Bandana Bold Prints on a diagonal with VersaMark Ink on a Foliage Folded Card for a faint, tone on tone background. Then you can either stamp the flowers from Blossoms for Coloring in Black Ink and watercolor in, or play a little like I did! Splash some loose color on white paper for leaves and flowers. Let dry thoroughly and then sketch some images. Die cut or hand cut.

Mount them all together for a grand bouquet. I love the look of mixed stamped AND drawn images in the basket.

And since I am in flower mode, let’s not forget our fun Fiesta Fringe Fancy Die. Find a lightweight paper and die cut it 3-4 times. Roll each piece on a toothpick or skewer to get the curl then wrap around a straw or dowel in a circular pattern. Before you know it, you have a hyacinth! Add fresh leaves and voila!!

I hope my flowers brightened your day a little!





Sally Traidman
Sally Traidman

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

15 Responses

Chris Orr
Chris Orr

July 22, 2018

Looks so fun and care free. Love it

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 20, 2018

What a nice basket of flowers! Great idea on the quilted coffee sleeve. I have some coffee sleeves saved to make something, not sure what. Nice flower.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

July 19, 2018

Sally your card is certainly Fun with Flowers, what a gorgeous idea. And I love your hyacinth, this is one that will remain despite all the heat. Thanks for showing.

Erika Hayes
Erika Hayes

July 19, 2018

Just beautiful…so bright and happy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

July 19, 2018

Gorgeous flower basket, Sally!! I recently filled the basket die cut with strawberries – will have to try those blossoms next!! Cool hyacinth too!

E R Wade
E R Wade

July 18, 2018

Very clever and pretty!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 18, 2018

What a fabulous card and fabulous flowers!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 18, 2018

Sooo pretty :)

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

July 18, 2018

Oh my goodness I love that basket die. Great use of the coffee sleeve. Will have to save some of mine for when I get this die.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

July 18, 2018

The bottom plant with fringe due… Beautiful. Gave me a gift idea.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

July 18, 2018

This is beautiful… I have a few people that can use something to brighten their day. Never thought of using the basket. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

July 18, 2018

Oh Sally your flowers sure brighten up my day! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

July 18, 2018

So pretty. Like the basket die & flowers. Wonderful decor.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Bo Chin
Bo Chin

July 18, 2018

Very sweet looking. I’m all about learning techniques with coloring.

Colleen Miller
Colleen Miller

July 18, 2018

Thanks Sally, what a fun way to make a unique, fun and beautiful card.