Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flowering Almond

Hi there, Diane with you today.

Don't you love Springtime with all the buds and blooms? I certainly do, and in the Spring in Michigan ,we have a Blossom Queen and parade each May. Some of the beautiful blossoms here are Flowering Almond as shown below.

I had a what you might call a light bulb moment to make a few Flowering Almond blossoms of my own. What is rather unique about these, is what I used to create them with.

When you receive an order from Classy Cards 'n Such, it always arrives beautifully wrapped in pretty pink tissue.
I decided to not waste it and make a few flowers with it, recycle is always good!

To start I cut 3 layers of the tissue, stacked them and used Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die to cut them. I pulled all the layers apart, then used a bit of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of each flower to adhere. Once almost dry, I fluffed and crunched up the petals to get my blossoms.

I embossed a background with Cherry Blossoms EB folder by Anna Griffin. That was topped with Joy! Crafts Billies Circle die.

I cut a few branches using Impression Obsession Large Bird on a Branch die. I snipped the bird off on each branch, poor bird, I do that to him a lot!

I then added my blossoms, and 3 butterflies cut from Joy! Crafts Fantasy Butterflies.

The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set Floral Basket
which was embossed, using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Silver Detail embossing powder. I hope this helps you to rethink your own packaging and recycle into something beautiful!

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