Beautiful Blooms

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!

It appears spring is finally here (and maybe even scooting over for summer to take over)!  With it, the trees are greening up nicely and a visit to the local arboretum reveals plenty of flowers are blooming!

I chose to take the cue word literally and used a bright bloom on my mostly white card.  I added a little texture with an impression plate.  Then, I used a “hello” die to cut out the bold sentiment.  I added some polka dot decorative paper behind it.  The flower’s center was popped up after adding some clear Stickles for shine.  The embossed panel and flower are both popped up with foam dots.  The card corners were rounded to finish things.

Stamps:  SU
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white), SU cardstock (Daffodil Delight), SU decorative paper
Ink:  SU (Pumpkin Pie)
Accessories:  Paper Trey die, SU punches (circle, scalloped circle), corner rounder, clear Stickles, foam dots, Paper Trey impression plate

Be sure and take some time to visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog!  There are lots of bright, cheerful cards this week to inspire you!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own BLOOM’in image on the CASology blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

Guest Designer:  Barb 

Today is bound to be a wonderful day here on the home front!  The kitchen painting is as good as done!  I just need to put outlet covers back on and clean a little!  Always such a good feeling to have a fresh coat of paint on things and life once again returning to the daily routines!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 2:10 pm

    This is such a beautiful card, Melissa! I LOVE the yellow bloom and die cut and how you added texture with your embossed background…so pretty!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 3:59 pm

    Ohhhh this is sweet Melissa! I love the polka dot hello!!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 7:11 pm

    The bloom in your photo is amazing just like your card version. White and yellow is such a gorgeous combination!

  • Judy1223 Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 9:19 pm

    Oh, Melissa, what a happy card! I love the yellow and white combination…just like a daisy! So glad the kitchen paint job is done, too…I agree, there is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to freshen up a room!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 9:36 pm

    Glad normality is returning, Melissa. There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint, especially in the kitchen! Your bloom card is stunning and bright and happy with that polka dot hello! Magical!! Thanks for sharing that stunning photo, too. The flower center is mesmerizing!!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 10:44 pm

    Love this sunny card! And I can not believe all the painting going on at your house. When I was pregnant, (and with only one other child to look after!), I was a princess and did as little as possible!

  • Maureen Merritt Posted Tuesday, 05/14/2013 10:51 pm

    Beautiful! The colors are happy and remind me of my favorite flower, the daisy 🙂

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Wednesday, 05/15/2013 1:16 am

    Very pretty! Love the polka dot hello along with the bright yellow flower.

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 05/15/2013 2:44 am

    the perfect bright and cheerful card, Melissa!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Wednesday, 05/15/2013 4:23 pm

    Love this one Melissa, I love the inverse die cut, I will need to give this a try.

  • Janeen Posted Wednesday, 05/15/2013 7:03 pm

    Melissa, thanks for finding me. Love your look on creations. you KNOW i'm going to CASE you right? 🙂 love the Hello card and am just getting my die for this tomorrow. oh the goodies we desire in the stamping world. thanks for stopping by. Friend me on FaceBook. I'd love to keep in touch.

  • Jen W. Posted Friday, 05/17/2013 1:05 am

    This card is just so happy and cheery! Love the polka dots and that gorgeous bloom! 🙂

  • Gay Peplow Posted Saturday, 05/18/2013 4:27 pm

    Beautiful and bright, guaranteed to make a happy face, I love your spotty hello card, Gay

  • mypapercraftworld Posted Sunday, 05/19/2013 8:35 am

    Ooh, yellow and white, just glorious, Melissa … a beautiful bloom with it's sunny, sparkley centre and I LOVE the polka dot hello! Anita 🙂

  • lucyscraftycards Posted Sunday, 05/19/2013 9:30 pm

    lovely card – such a cheerful colour (and I love the polka dots!)

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