Dogwoods & Doilies

One of the things I love about making my own cards is how you can personalize them to suit the recipient — and you can use anything for your inpsiration!  Take this card for J’s grandma’s birthday for example — I wanted to create something special for her — inspired by flowering dogwoods, pearls, and all the doilies I’ve seen everywhere! What do you think?


The top photo is not by me — it’s from the Wildflower Center’s plant database, they have galleries of images to inspire you.  Most are unrestricted use, too.

(Supplies: Dogwood and Circle Doily stamps, pearls, and notecards by Hero Arts.  Colored with Copic markers.  Real doily is from the craft store.  Brown gingham ribbon by American Crafts. Old Paper Distress glitter glue by Ranger.)

And!  If you are in the Austin area, the Wildflower Center’s Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Festival is now through Sunday!  I’ll be volunteering there today from 4-7, can’t wait!  It’s always so much fun.  And I’m going to bring my camera — we’re having one of the most blooming crazy springs in years.  I have a feeling the camera is going to see a bunch of action!

Happy weekend,

27 Replies to “Dogwoods & Doilies”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. So beautiful, Lisa! Your coloring is gorgeous! So close to reality!

  3. beautiful as always!

  4. Wow, love dogwoods and love how you used them on the card! Gorgeous colors.

  5. Be still my heart! This is just BEYOND gorgeous! Love seeing your inspiration, too!

  6. I ADORE this card, Lisa!  You got the colors of the dogwood perfect, and I love your greens and the gingham ribbon you added!  Beautifully done!  Gramma will be so pleased!

  7. Oh Lisa, I am loving your card, this is simply beautiful.

  8. This card is so lovely.  You’re coloring looks just like the photo.

  9. So gorgeous Lisa, you really did justice and honour to the beautiful Dogwood flower that you coloured!  Very special!

  10. Beautiful card. She should love it.
    We went to the Wildflower Center last weekend and it was gorgeous.

  11. so beautiful, Lisa! i honestly have never seen dogwoods in real life (i am serious) and LOVE the photo you have here! thank so much! I love it! =)

  12. Such a perfectly pretty Grandma card – she will love it!  Gingham ribbon seems to be getting onto everything I make lately – it perfectly adds a homey touch.

  13. Just jaw dropping GORGEOUS!

  14. Just wonderful Lisa.  I have never seen real dogwoods before so lovely to see them – I just got this stamp and have been taking “artistic license” and colouring in bright colours….

  15. The dogwoods just started blooming here in Atlanta.  I have missed them so much while we were away!  I’m sure your guy’s grandmother will LOVE this!

  16. Oh I love this card, the colors are so pretty and I love the dimension! can’t wait to check out the site for the flower photos. thanks!

  17. sooo pretty Lisa.. Grandma would be so happy got this beauty ;) Thanks for sharing the photo of dogwood, like Alice.. i never seen it before.. your coloring is gorgeous Lisa :)

  18. Beautiful, she will love this!! The layering on the dogwood is perfect!

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