Saturday, May 3, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity #5: Fabulous Flowers

Oh, what a wonderful, timely challenge Cheryl has provided us with this month! May flowers are so very beautiful, and as I drive around our small town in 'burbs of Dayton, I'm amazed at the gorgeous colors and variety that Mother Nature has scattered all over our landscape this time of year!

One of my two cards for today definitely plays with a pastel color palette and delights in springtime prettiness.

A cascade of Hero Arts Butter Bar, Mint Julep, and Tide Pool flowers look so fresh and happy with white pearls in their centers! The sentiment is from Papertrey's Think Big Favorites #12 and the flowers are from Beautiful Blooms II.

My second card changes seasons entirely, however, and represents (I think) my very first Christmas card of the year, and it features a single stylized poinsettia in place of the "O" in "JOY." The alphabet is Hero Arts Vintage Alphabet (a clear set), the poinsettia is from Papertrey's Peaceful Poinsettia, and the "to the world" is from Wonderful Words: Joy by Papertrey.

If you haven't already joined us at OLS#5, click on over and play along! You have until the 24th of the month to play and may enter multiple cards!

Happy May, y'all!


  1. love both cards, susan.
    i especially like that you used the aqua for the ...happy... on the first one.
    i am pretty sure i wd have used black....
    the aqua is inspired!!
    thanks for sharing, and inspiring me.

  2. Delightful cards with beautiful colors. The cascading flowers on the first card are perfectly adorned. The Christmas card is classic and definitely conveys the sentiment well. I love your cards, Susan.

  3. Really great cards. I really especially like the JOY cards with the flower. I may have to pin that one. TFS!

  4. Christmas in May! You are getting ready. These are lovely!

  5. Lovely cards, Susan ... I'm particularly taken by the first with the cascading blooms (size and position) and the coloured 'happy' in the sentiment. The colour is such a great idea and one I'm going to steal ... oops ... CASE! Happy May to you too! Anita :)

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  7. Both cards are beautiful examples of simple done right!

  8. Hellloooo Butter Bar! Looks fantastic with Tide Pool. May have to invest in those.


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