I realize this card doesn't exactly look like a real azalea, but its inspiration came from going on the River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail yesterday! My husband and I enjoy going on the Azalea Trail every year, even if the azaleas aren't in full bloom yet. We really like seeing the inside of the homes that you can walk through, and the floral arrangements and gardens are always beautiful. The flower colors are so gorgeous, so I made my pink azalea with Melon Mambo card stock. Our own azalea bushes are just starting to bloom. You can see one of the flowers I picked beside my card!
The flower on this card is made with the Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812 in the Occasions Mini. Even though I didn't think I "needed" this die, once I saw all the beautiful flowers other people were making, I knew I had been mistaken! The leaves are stamped with the Build a Blossom stamp set, page 12 Occasions Mini, and punched with the Blossom Petals Punch #121808 on the same page. I added some Subtles Brads #119738 to look like the azalea stamens and put a greeting from the Hostess Level 2 set in the Occasions Mini, Something to Celebrate. The background paper is Springtime Vintage #121782. I also used my bone folder to curl the edges of the azalea petals a bit.
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You have one day left to hit the Azalea Trail if you are in Houston this weekend!