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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!


  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. :-)

  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

  3. Absolutely beautiful! and the sentiment is perfect!

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

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

  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. :)

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

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

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

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

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


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