Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DIY Topyaries.....

Hello everyone: I have a super easy card to share with you that I will link to a few challenges at the end of this post.  It's made with a stamp from Flourishes that dates way back to 2009!! I remember how much I loved this line of Acrylic stamps and I was fortunate to be able to buy a whole lot of them. This stamp set is called "DIY Topiaries".

The rest of the set has other containers and more beautiful Topyaries to choose from.  I just stamped it onto a panel of Strathmore mixed media paper with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive for the foliage and a bit of Baked Brown Sugar for the container. I framed it with a left over piece from a die cut panel, I always save the "negative" pieces because they make pretty frames. I also went around with my aqua painter to mix the ink a bit.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called ""Signs of Spring", the container from the Topiary set. 
I'm entering this card onto the following challenges:

CASology Week #240 "Foliage"

Cards in Envy "Keep it Simple"
Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes"
Unicorn Challenge Challenge #19 "Go Green"
The Paper Players Challenge #335 Color Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Aileen Ryan said...

Maria I love this card the stamp you have used is so elegant. I can aee why you wanted it in the first place. Beautiful card

laurie said...

Awesome CAS card... love that tree! So pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

lostinpaper said...

ooh, I think I remember these for sure, I definitely 'wanted' them so I think I might have made my own 'version' of a topiary at the time lol. Your card is so sweet Maria!

Mary Fish said...

Love this botanical and vintage look!

Susan Powell said...

Love that topiary stamp! Great CAS card!!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is a lovely image and beautifully framed on your card, Maria! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Sandy How said...

Lovely CAS card. Sorry I'm late with my comment. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Beautiful Maria! I love all that marvellous texture in the topiary leaves, and your frame adds to the vintage feel! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

wendipooh13 said...

so pretty!!! LOVE that image!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!!

Patti Willey said...

Beautiful spring card! I wish someone would just DIY some topiaries around my property!