Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yes, They Are REAL Flowers!


Several months ago, a friend of mine and I were rooting around in a local thrift shop (don't you just love those things!) and I found a Flower Press - still in the box and never opened - for $1.00. I could just hardly turn something like that down, right? At the time I still had some blue Salvia blooming so cut a few and "pressed" it. This card is the end result! I also "pressed" some pansies but when I took them out, the petals all separated (I'm still working on getting some of those right). Now I just can't wait for spring to see what other kind of flowers I can "process"!

I used Ballet Blue, Very Vanilla, and Bella Birds DP. I attached the flowers and added the pink satin ribbon. I NEVER make this size card (8 X 3 1/2) but needed it this size in order to have the flowers look right.

Thanks for stopping by...................
Lynn

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh how beautiful. A piece of summer in the winter. Works so well with the cardstock and DSP you chose. Just lovely.

Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lynn!! What a terrific find at the thrift store and a gorgeous gorgeous card! I love that real flowers are used on it!!! Beautiful!
Maria

Carrie said...

Wow how awesome Lynn! A thrift store find and look at the beautiful creation that came from it. I can't wait to see what else you do with it.

Paige said...

Amazing card with the hope for spring!

lcamacho said...

Oh Lyn,you did great on not passing up the great deal.This card is gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lucky find- what a gorgeous card! The pressed flower is beautiful!

Lynn said...

These look absolutely amazing, Lynn!! With Texas wildflowers about to burst into bloom, I can't wait to see what else you create!! Beautiful, beautiful work!!!

Jackie said...

What an aweseomc card! Love those flowers...very creative!!!

sarahw said...

So pretty! I love that idea of pressed flowers. :)

paperpedaler said...

Wow! What a fabulous find. Great idea to put that flower press to work in the dead of winter. Whoever received this card of poseys will be so happy. Nice work.

Tina said...

I am a thrift shop junky, too! Love what you did with your pressed flowers!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty and even more special because you pressed the flowers yourself.

Anonymous said...

I am the proud recipient of this card for my birthday. Lynn is so talented - creative, innovative. I am so proud of her for pursuing this art and those of you who appreciate her work.

Tinka