Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What fairy tales are made of

Hey ya'll.  Do you know wisteria?  Here's a snapshot....  Aren't they gorgeous! I love May in Seattle because that is when wisteria bloom and I regularly see them on my walk from my car to work in the am.  This flower is so whimsical, it makes me think anything is possible, and that fairy tales really can come true.  Sigh. :)

The creation I am sharing today was inspired by this wisteria and the image of it climbing on a trellis.  I made this card with several of this month's newly released Top Dog Dies and I feel that it truly is a gardener's delight!  I used the Top Dog Dies Alaina Lace Border Die with some wood-grain paper to create my "trellis."  The Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die Set are used to make the flowers.  I used....wait for it...tissue paper!  The thin paper allowed me to fold up more than one layer of flower to make it look like a sweet pea bud popping out in the sunshine.  The greenery is the Top Dog Dies Leafy Flourishes Die Set (not a new release but still fabulous!).

This was super fun to create.  Weaving the vines in and out of the faux trellis and creating the flower buds really did make me feel like I was playing in the garden.  It is probably a good thing these aren't live plants though, because my green thumb is often black.  BOO! ;)

OK, I hope you enjoyed this post and will try your hand at making your own paper garden soon!  If you need a few of these dies to get you started you can head on over to Top Dog Dies to get a few. Thank you for stopping by!

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Inspired by #115


~amy~ said...

Seriously, you're rockin' the TDD!

Lisa said...

I love the way the wisteria inspired you, your card is adorable!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Totally Tog Dog gorgeous Katie!

Deepti said...

What a terrific display of the dies, love the design :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow. Beautiful. Love the scene you created.

Creative M said...

WOW!! Seriously GORGEOUS!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, ROCK the TDD! Love wisteria too, so romantic, yes anything is possible!

lovecraftingpaper said...


Mariangela ;-)

cm said...

Oh, to see such beautiful flowers on the way to work...gorgeous! Thank you for sharing that lovely photo - and the card it inspired fits the 'lovely' category as well! WOW! The trellis, the pretty flowers, the flourishes of greenery, the veneer clouds...amazing! You and TDD = made for each other!!