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A Summer Garden C.Y.D.I? Style

Who doesn't love a pretty garden full of flowers? This is actually a Spring garden but since my quote is about a summer garden, I had to go with Summer. The latest Can You Digi It? challenge is all about rainbows as you can see from the link here and one of the inspiration photos I have included below.

To make this card, I used the Revidevi Retro Garden Fairy set available from Can You Digi It? (just click here to find it). I cut out several prints of the flowers, colored them, and then used the cupping technique to give them some depth (to do this, you turn your image upside down on a soft foam board like a mouse pad with foam and you take a large ball stylus and press in a circular pattern). I then put some popdots under the flowers and arranged them into a garden looking pattern. The bottom needed something, so I took some moss and tied it in a bow (shhhhh...I stold that moss out of the bottom of a fake tree we have in the house - don't tell my husband). I added some Ranger Rock Candy Distressed Stickles to the center of some of the flowers since there needed to be some sparkle, and then I added a little bling under my computer generated quote since every card should have some bling. I mounted my flowers on some ovals cut with Spellbinders Oval dies that I had sponged with some SU! Bashful blue using the torn paper towel technique.

This is such a fun challenge and anyone can play (don't forget that the winner receives a $10 gift certificate to C.Y.D.I?). Hope you can play - what is more inspiring than a rainbow?

Hugz to all!

Comments

  1. Nancy, what a beautiful garden of flowers. Of course, I see my favorite, the tulip. You better put that MOSS back before hubby finds out. LOL Gosh, I though for a moment that was your nail polish, not your inspiration. Whew! I thought you had some kind of addiction. :-)

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  2. Your card came out so lovely. I like that you popped the flowers and the ovals. Great colors on the flowers and that bow really makes it. I won't tell Hubby, I promise. Wonderful sentiment also

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! and the sentiment is perfect!

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  4. Can't wait for my tulips and daffodils and crocuses to come up!! Darling floral cluster and well done upcycling the "grass" LOL!

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  5. Lovely spring card :) That's a great technique to give depth (must remember that one) - very cool effect!

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  6. NAncy, your lovely card has SO much dimension! That flower garden of yours is a beauty. I can't wait for the spring flowers to start popping up around here! Thanks for a lovely preview. :)

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  7. this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the layered sky!

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  8. Gorgeous card, I like the way you have done the flowers and the lovely sentiment.
    Kevin xx

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  9. This is absolutely delightful!Such fun bright colors.... it would bring a smile to anyone's face!

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  10. love this creation and if that is a wall of nail varnish i've got to heaven!

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  11. There's so much 3D texture here, Nancy! Love how you molded those flowers to give them depth.

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