Good Saturday morning and happy three day weekend.  I always look forward to having an extra day off from work especially after an especially long work week.

My project today was inspired by the Pinterest site provided for us for the Splitcoaststampers  Inspiration challenge. I was inspired by laser cut wedding invitations found here. I’ve had Taylored Expressions’ Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate for quite a while but this is the first time I have used it.  What a pretty framed die cut it creates. Especially if you love flowers.  And…..especially if you like creating a card with something that makes a big impact but is fast and easy to make. 

KC Taylored Expressions Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate 1 left

I cut the Gathered Blooms and attached a piece of ribbon with glue dots across the lower part of it. I wanted to have a thin frame to pop up over the edge of the flower die cut to create another element of interest.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over top of the flowers. 

KC Taylored Expressions Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate 1 center

I applied another layer of thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the Gathered Flowers frame and attached it to the card base.  The two layers of mounting tape add dimension between the frame, the decorative flower layer and the card base.  I added a few tiny pieces of mounting tape behind a few of the larger flowers so the center wouldn’t sag against the base. 

KC Taylored Expressions Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate 1 close

I created a soft and filmy multi loop bow to finish off the project.  The organdy is so see through that it made it hard to photograph.  I thought I would add a closer view.

KC Taylored Expressions Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate 1 right

 I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.  I really appreciate you stopping by.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”   Note:  The card was made with pink cardstock and ribbon but my camera just wanted everything to appear peach.  LOL!!