Sunday, 25 May 2014

Flowers and Burlap

Some time ago I bought some flower and leaves dies from Creative Expressions and they have been sitting on my desk waiting to be played with. I also just bought a background burlap stamp made by Justrite . There are lots of challenges around blogland at the moment asking for flowers and I had an idea in my mind to use the burlap stamp with a flower strategically placed on top.  This is sort of what I set out to do but cut the background down, even though I really wanted the frayed edges showing but it was too big for what I wanted to do.


 The sentiment doesn't show up enough so will be covered with a banner I think before I use the card. Originally this was going to be for Casology where the cue word is flowers and for Less is More where the theme last week was flowers (but I was too late), so how lucky is it that this week they want us to use dies and my flowers are dies - serendipity I think! And as the diecuts have used up some snippets I'm heading off to the Playground as well. I haven't been for a couple of weeks so it will be good to see what's going on there! It might have photographed better if it didn't match my wall!


  1. Sue, I love the burlap stamp. I really thought it was the actual white burlap. You make the perfect choice using those flowers on top of that stamped image. Beautiful. I'm impressed.

  2. This is so nice! That flower and leaf cluster is superb and looks great on your burlap stamp bakground.

  3. This is gorgeous, love it, beautiful dies.

    Kath x

  4. This is wonderful, the die-cuts look superb!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Gorgeous card Sue, love the intricate dies you've used, so pretty. they look great on the burlap background, it loos so textured it might be real, cathy x

  6. Beautiful! I love all the texture :-)

    Beth xx

  7. Wow, beautiful and elegant card with some stunning intricate dies.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Less is More

  8. Oh, Sue, this is a work of art! I absolutely love it!! And great use of snippets, too! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Sue, the texture on your card is just amazing! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  10. Sue what super dies and love that background stamp
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  11. Fabulous Sue - LOVE the die cutting and the colours are beautiful! And that stamp is firmly on my wish list! You do have some beautiful goodies to work with and always makes gorgeous cards!

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. Sue, love the colors and dimension!

  13. this is simply lovely
    Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  14. I love these openwork flowers against the burlap background! Great dimension!


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