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May 10, 2018

At last! All those April showers have, indeed, brought some May flowers. Okay, so my flowerbed looks a little worse for wear, but at least I have a garden of gorgeous Queen & Co. blooms to enjoy! 
With Mother’s Day around the corner, a flower card is always a lovely idea. Bonus: These flowers won’t wilt! 
My first card happened by accident as I was removing poms from the SO FUN new Birthday Bash Kit. Some of the bitty poms came out in the shape of flowers, and the idea grew from there.
All it takes is a single Queen spot of glue to assemble a flower. Place your first pom in the center, leaving a little real estate around the entire pom to attach the petals. 
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I used a die and stamp from the Love Jar Kit for the sentiment. Oh, and the stems for my flowers are simple watercolor lines with a little pen detailing added.
If only all flowers were this easy to grow. A green thumb, I am not. 
I took things back to childhood on this one, pulling out my Spirograph. I’ve always thought these linear designs resembled flowers. What do you think?
For the background, I crumpled some watercolor paper up and added some painted color. I wanted the added texture that the crumpling would provide.
I also painted the Spirograph images, which I fussycut (hand cut) out.
Now, time for the flowers! The Spirograph backgrounds were just the frames for adding some pretty Queen blooms. 
Here’s a fun surprise! Queen & Co. has awesome letter stickers. They were just the ticket for my black/white/contrasty design. 
Finally, to make my card double as a gift, I cut the cardstock background long enough that I could then fold up a little flap and add some stitching to create a pocket, perfect for a gift card.
I just love the contrast on these two designs. One is very clean and simple, while the other is a bit more artsy. It just goes to show that with very few supplies, so many unique looks can bloom. 
Megan Hoeppner

Queen & Co. Supplies
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Watercolor Paint: Close to My Heart; Pens: Sakura, Tombow; Die Cut Machine: Sizzix; Sewing Machine: Brother; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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