Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

Hi friends.  Today I have a pretty all-occasion card featuring one of my favorite floral die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs and some pretty ribbon and funky embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started with an A2 card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I cut my Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1 die in navy blue and then adhered it to a piece of Distress Ink paper I created.  I then trimmed that down to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Then I layered that panel on both a navy and brown layer leaving a small border on each.  I then added a piece of turftan brown delicate stitched satin ribbon across the middle of the card securing at the back.  Finally there is a layer of natural mulberry paper on the bottom.  This panel was then adhered to the navy card base.

My stamp from Quietfire Design was stamped on cream cardstock and cut with an oval die.  I then layered that on navy and brown cardstock ending with a natural mulberry paper layer.  Then I attached this sentiment panel to the upper center of the card over the ribbon.

The Floral Bouquet Kit is such a versatile die set with a couple of flower sizes and a wide variety of foliage dies.

I cut out a variety of sizes of the flower using a Distress Paper I made along with kraft and navy cardstock.  I stamped on the layers with an old script stamp and spritzed with water to soften the look.  I then shaped the flower petals and assembled the flowers.  The foliage was cut from a green Distress Ink paper I made and shaped a bit and then adhered to the card.  The flowers were adhered on top of the foliage.  The centers of the flowers are Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Cheery Lynn dies used:
B777 Floral Bouquet Kit

XM7 Oval

My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using turftan brown and capri blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.


8 thoughts on “Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open”

  1. Fabulous colors and such a beautiful design. I would never have thought to use metal gears on flowers, but the effect is stunning. And again — the colors! Brown is my favorite, but the navy blue looks gorgeous with it. I love the flowers, the die cut, and the surprise of mulberry paper. Whoever receives this card will treasure it.


  2. These are beautiful and I love the detail you have added. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. As a novice to the world of die cutting, you have certainly opened my eyes to just how good they are. Many thanks 🙂

  3. Great card Bonnie, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

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