Thursday, April 12, 2012


Am I the only one who has absolutely no foliage dies?

..I wanted to play along with Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 61 , but had no leaf dies at all, so thought about it for a couple of days before a light bulb went on and I decided to use my Lamp shade dies from Lighten Up set.  I turned them upside down  and saw a a beautiful flower in them!
 So here we are, a card with a flower using a non flower die.......

   Gave the lamp shades a light watercolor wash in yellow, heat embossed  the sentiment and dry embossed the background with an alterations Tim Holtz  folder.

                               cut the stems and leaf by hand

                                Close up of the flower and  embossing

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This ia a great card! I love the ingenuity!

  2. This is really really beautiful. Very simple and elegant. Love the watercolors on the flowers. Love the combo of blue and yellow...Great idea with the lamp shades!

  3. So clever! Great use of that die as a flower!

  4. necessity is the mother of all invention! :)

  5. great use of the lamp shade, your card turned out beautifully!

  6. What a nifty idea!! I really like those colors you used. Amazing what already has appeared as a flower in this challenge.



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