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Summer Flowers

Happy Friday!  I have a few cards to share with you today.  They are all made with an Authentique 6x6 paper pad, which means that the papers mix and match so easily!  We're celebrating May Flowers this month and one of the patters I like best in this set is a blue floral.  I used full sheets and a few scraps to make these flowery cards.

I sponged a little Memento Teal ink around the edges of the Argyle Ivory flowers to  blend them with the papers and collage image from the Young Lovers sheet.  There is a little bit of blue on each layer.  The word Beauty is from a Gold Glam sticker sheet called Bloom, which is full of wonderful flower shapes!



Using the same sticker sheet, I used Bloom and five of the florals.  For the big flower, I stuck the leaf down on a solid yellow scrap from the paper pad and cut around the leaf.  A small piece of double-sided adhesive or a little glue stick will hold that part of the leaf down for you.  I did the same with the big blossom on a piece of the dark teal paper.




This card has more of the Bloom Gold Glam stickers.  Three little scraps were cut into flags.  I think they help bring out the patterns in the little honeycomb shapes.  This large bloom was stuck to more of the yellow and trimmed down.



Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards.  And here is the moment you've been waiting for...the Special Secret Discount code is MOMMY!



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