Friday, December 3, 2010

Vinca


I was cleaning up my computer desk this evening and noticed my flower press! Um..I wonder if there's anything in that? Yep! About a month ago (before it started getting too cold) I picked some vinca and leaves and put it in the flower press. It was dried and ready to go - on something. After I saw the sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping, I knew where it was going to go.

I'm such a chicken - was going to just put all this on the card base, but decided to put it instead on another piece of white card stock and pop it up. I mess up enough paper, card bases, etc, as it is and didn't think I wanted to mess up another one tonight - so that's why I popped it up. Anyway, the sentiment (Well Scripted from SU) was stamped in Lovely Lilac and the ribbon was in my stash. The flowers and leaves are REAL!

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

Lynn

14 comments:

Anne Marie said...

This is SO cool, Lynn! I am so curious about a flower press now, too. I was telling my husband about it and even he knew what it was...Eeek I need to do some research! I love the gorgeous, vibrant colors of the Vinca and how the ink and ribbon compliment them so well. Vinca is one of the few flowers I have had success growing, I'm not a really great gardner as I'm sure you can tell. :)

Monica said...

Wow! Lynn, this is BRILLIANT ... So elegant... You have captured the purple colour of the Vincas so well. I have changed my mind - this is the BEST card from you that I have seen!
Hugs,

m
Monica

Tammy said...

Just beautiful and wonderful color.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous and pressing your own flowers, I don't think that is something I can do, of course one would have to garden to have flowers :). I love the colors, they really pop against the white. Have a great weekend.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

WOW! Not only did you make a pretty card but you used flowers and leaves you pressed yourself. I like how you popped up the main panel. Very pretty.

Tina said...

Real Flowers - How cool is that? Simply beautiful (as always)!

Crafty Creations said...

How terrific!! I've never pressed flowers! This is such a great idea!!! And...no coloring :)

Love that sentiment too...so flowy!
Maria

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! And creative & inventive... I would never have thought about using real flowers.

Paige said...

Stunning card with the real flowers!

Debgem said...

This is so pretty - I do like the real flowers. And the greeting is fab!! Love that font.

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful flowers and color too! Hugs, Karen

Chris said...

Lynn,

This is stunning! Love it!

Carrie said...

What a beautiful birthday card. How creative using real flowers.

Rach said...

I SO wish I had purchased "Well Scripted". I'm kicking myself now. :sigh:

This card is BEYOND gorgeous! Those vinca, those colors, everything is amazing! :o)