Hello friends! Welcome to Thursday! We are already near Easter this weekend and it’s a great time to be thinking about flowers! This is the new challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday, so I hope you can join in the floral fun with us!
I decided to pull out some stamps that I received a few months ago by Repeat Impressions from a challenge win because they are ALL floral themed and I thought it would be perfect to work with for the challenge:
To help with my design, I’ve used the tic-tac-toe board from the Repeat Impressions challenge. (see below). I have used the Flower Power Background stamp and stamped it with white ink over a piece of vellum and then mounted it over a light purple piece of cardstock so that it was a bit more subtle looking, but yet still had the floral pattern.
I’ve also taken one of the stamps from the Beautiful Days Collection called “Daisies & Butterfly” and stamped it with water proof ink over a piece of Bristol smooth watercolor cardstock. After coloring it, I fussy cut the image and then die cut a scallop square layer to place behind it and then cut another layer of black cardstock to layer behind that. I thought it really brought out the details of the image. The butterfly was popped up with some foam squares.
Lastly, I’ve stamped a sentiment, did some paper piercing with a tool pick around the corners of the vellum layer and around the image layer. All of these layers were mounted over an A2 sized top folding white card base. I then took some clear “dew drops” and attached them over the front of the card.
Here’s a closer view of the watercolor I’ve done on the image. I’ve used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and occasional help with a water brush to blend or soften up the colors as needed. Hard to see, of course, but I’ve taken a glitter brush pen and went over the wings on the butterfly. You can also see the details of the paper piercing that I’ve done on the vellum.
I noticed that after I had stamped the sentiment with black ink, the white ink from the vellum showed through a bit. I was going to layer something over it, but decided that I actually liked it that way, so left it.
I’m always out of sympathy cards when I need one, so this will be a nice one to have on hand for that.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous floral designs at the Cute Card Thursday challenge gallery this week! Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you again tomorrow!! 🙂
Challenges for this card:
- Repeat Impressions – A1019 Tic-Tac-Toe (I’ve used the last row across)
- Just Us Girls – Off the Edge
- Allsorts – Blossoms, Butterflies and/or Bugs
- The Creative Crafters – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Monday – Beautiful Blooms