Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Dogwood

I have always loved the dogwood tree, although it does not grow well where I live.  Years ago, when I owned my own flower shop, I would purchase silk dogwood stems to add to my arrangements. I think I owned every beautiful color they came in, but in nature I have only seen the white/cream and pink flowers. Mindy here with my challenge card titled Spring Dogwood. I hope you enjoy it.

To begin my card, I stamped the Dogwood 3 stamp from Impression Obsession twice, on watercolor paper.  I wanted a very soft coloring of the dogwood flowers, so I colored the image with colored pencils. I then fussy cut one set of the blossoms and shaped them with my Susan's Garden Tool Kit and adhered them with Joy! Foam Pads- small to the colored base image. I matted the stamped image with some of the Star Dream Rose Quartz Metallic Paper before adhering to the printed card base.

I then stamped a banner with a phrase from Just the Right Words by Becca Feenken for JustRite Clear Stamps to add to my card front. I also added a small bow and Sleek Strips Pearls- Le Cream from Want2Scrap.  I dabbled a few Liquid Pearls in the center of the flowers for texture and dimension.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and please join in our challenge this week.


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Mindy!! The dogwood flowers are so beautiful!! I'm looking at a dogwood outside my window right now!! I love how you've colored them and the liquid pearls in the center!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

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