Apr 29 2014

Botanical Tea and Dahlias

Good morning sweet friends. I’m back today with the card that I gave you a sneak peek of in my last blog post. There are many elements to this card so I’ve provided several pictures from different angles for your viewing purposes.

I love the color scheme of Graphic 45’s Botanical papers. In this design I’ve incorporated paper from all three paper pads, 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 12 x 12. Shopping inks are provided at the bottom of this post for your convenience. The card’s measurements are 6 1/4  x  7″.

I’ve mixed in some gorgeous Prima serenade, fairy rhymes and lyric flowers; Wild Orchid sweetheart blossoms and gypsophila flowers stems, as well as one of Chelsea’s gorgeous handmade butterflies.

I’ve really become fond of placing tulle in my designs, a layer of pink tulle was placed underneath the script paper panel.

Stamens are a must for me, they add such a beautiful touch to a design. I love the glass beading on these stamens.

A touch of Venise Maria lace and seam binding is all that is needed in the corner to compliment the flowers. The pink flower was made with Spellbinder’s Dahlia dies, the deep pink is a Prima flower, the leaves are Susan’s Garden leaves and the ivy is a Marianne die. I purchased the Distress It All machine from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and love it. The layers of this card were distressed with it. It’s a fabulous tool that helped me save time, as distressing paper tends to be a tedious task for me.

A few leaves inserted within the flowers give a truly realistic touch to the design. A bit of embossing gives curl to the leaves.

The gothic iron work window by Memory Box is just incredibly lacey and beautiful. I’ve placed it over a botanical image from the papers. The small ribbon roses, together with the Venise Maria lace, tie it all together for a truly feminine design.

This angle gives a better view of the leaves, seam binding and stamens. The flower with the large stamens was made with the Dahlia dies, the other flowers are from Prima’s serenade and fairy rhymes collections.

The design makes for a very touching Mother’s Day card, I hope my Mom likes it. It’s also well suited for birthdays, sympathy or get well as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’ll be back later in the week . . . hope to see you then!

Paper Hugs,


Supplies In This Design Include:

Paper: Graphic 45 Botanicals – 6×6, 8×8, 12×12 – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, More Mustard, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ribbon: Venise Maria Lace, Pink Seam Binding, Tulle – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Dies: Spellbinders Dahlia – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Memory Box Gothic Window – Starlitstudio; Susan’s Garden Leaves; Marianne Ivy Leaves

Butterfly: Chelsea’s Creations

Tools: Zutter Distress It all – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Scor It; Genesis Paper Trimmer; Evolution and Revolution Die Cutting Machines

Adhesives: Zip Dry; Crafter’s Ultimate

Accessories: Prima Flowers – Serenade, Fairy Rhymes, Lyric – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Wild Orchid – Sweetheart Blossoms, Gypsophila Flower Stems; Stamens – Michaels; 3D Foam Squares, Mini Misters, Daubers – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store


27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Botanical Tea and Dahlias”

  1. Sue K (Australia) says:

    Yay Me!!!!! I get to comment first by the looks of it????? Stunning card Jerri!!!!!!!! (but what else is new) – I have just bought this pad and started using – love love love it.
    So happy to see you back online. xxxxxxxx

  2. Chelsea says:

    What a gorgeous expression of spring!! That card is just bursting with beautiful things! Every element is just wonderful. Thank you so much, Jerri!! This is just gorgeous – I can’t stop looking at it!

  3. Ruth Ann says:

    I didn’t know there was a way to make the flowers with stamens. They look like a dried flower. I enjoy your work so much. Thank you for your cards and instructions.

    Ruth Ann.

  4. Kristine Vencel says:

    I think your mom will love it! We do, so why shouldn’t she also? She’s a very lucky mom to have you for a daughter…..and your beautiful cards besides. Who could ask for more? Absolutely gorgeous colors on this card. The botanical collection is breathtaking, and your work so does it justice, Jerri. Happy Mothers Day to you also!

  5. Kittie says:

    This is a stunning creation Jerri. There are so many wonderful details that I had to sit and look at each photo to take them all in. Beautiful work and I know your Mom will love it.

  6. Sheila - UK says:

    Hi Jerri,
    The sun is shining brightly here in the UK this morning and adding to the brightness is your stunning creation….oh your Mum must be so proud of her creative daughter. I feel as if I could just pick your flowers and put them in a vase…the look so life like. Such beautiful papers from Graphics 45 and the added tulle is gorgeous and not forgetting the fabulous buttefly.
    Take care

    Love Sheila xx

  7. Monica says:

    Wow Jerri, another magnificent card. I am amazed at the wonderful details in your cards, and how you use the different products available, I can’t wait for the tutorial.

  8. Anne Young says:

    A card filled with treasures n colors!! I have to stop several times to see what are the things in store for the readers. A very cheerful card with stunning colors. Another beautiful piece of work!! ……Anne

  9. Jessica says:

    Another beauty! Luscious colors and flowers. TFS, hugs Jess

  10. Jocelan says:

    Awesome card,beautiful detail.
    Blessings Jocelan

  11. Phil(omena) from Dublin, Ireland says:

    Such a marvellous card – my thoughts when I looked at it WOW WOW WOW

    Congratulations. so many lovely touches and adornments. Glad you put all the pictures up to really appreciate it.

    Phil D

  12. Joan Fricker says:

    Jerri, a gorgeous card with so many wonderful details. Great colors and I love the distressed edges and tulle. It adds so much interest and texture. Great job as usual.

  13. Jerri, I love that window! It adds such a sense of serenity to your gorgeous card. The bountiful bouquets are the perfect color for your beautifully distressed background papers. And I love the butterfly body! Sooooo lovely!

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  15. Cathy says:


    There are so many amazing elements to this card, it’s hard to take it all in. Every time I look at it, I see something else I missed! The total effect is stunning!

  16. Becky Jo says:

    I know your Mom will love this card! What’s not to like? It’s BEAUTIFUL! I love the attention to detail in your cards and projects. I come back to your photos time and time again just to look and usually see something I missed before. Glad you take so many close-ups. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Hugs!!!

  17. Very pretty, I love all the layers and colors. Your flowers are gorgeous!

  18. Eunice B says:

    Good Morning Jerri,
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card, it is so yummy! I see many flowers added to cards with my travels through blog land but none compare to the ones you make!! I was wondering what paper do you use to make you flowers? I think many have asked you but I keep missing the answer, so sorry, to bother you with this question again. Take care my friend and have a wonderful day. Many hugs, E

  19. Cec says:

    Shabby loveliness at its finest. I love all the layers and texture and of course, the wonderful flowers that you created. Your Mom will adore this and must be so proud of your incredible talent. Sadly my Mother passed away long before I started making cards but she was really creative and would have loved the work I am doing now.

  20. Cecilia Reyes says:

    This card is absolutely beautiful. The papers are lovely and the flowers are so gorgeous. Love the texture in the dahlia and the soft color. Very beautiful in deed. Hope your mother love this card.

  21. Leanne says:

    Your Mom will be sure to love and cherish this one Jerri. As always, it is beautiful! Love all the details and all your layers of papers.

  22. Donna Ellis says:

    Oh! How amazing, Jerri! These are beautiful! Your cards not only inspire artistically, but naturally. So pretty! xo

  23. LindaMar says:

    So much to see! I thought of making my own stamens by dipping into glue and seed bead, or the smaller bead holes- I forget what they’re called.

  24. Velta says:

    This is SO beautiful Jerri ! I still make cards and other painting crafts…Just thought I would let you know that I am still following you (;

  25. Oh my that is just breathtaking, such lovely flower arranging and love the paper you placed behind the arch die, that is just perfect!

  26. Beautiful papers and all those pretty flowers and details! Love the pillow ticking paper and the soft tulle roses. I’m loving the tulle on this as much as the cheesecloth on your other card. Gee, I wonder if your Mom will like this? Ummmm, YES!

  27. Kim Stewart says:

    Just Gorgeous Jerri! As Per USUAL your work is just STUNNING!~ Hugs, Kim

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