I started with some papers from American Crafts Hello Sunshine collection - perfect for spring - and die cut two sizes of circles from my nestabilites set. I also cut some circles out of plain white cardstock and sponged all of the circles with coordinating shades of ink. I assembled the flowers with some cute little button shaped brads. The brads were actually all white, but I wished that they were in colour, so I coloured them with my Bic markers. Once the flowers were assembled I sprayed them with some Shimmerz spray so that they would sparkle a bit.
Once the flowers were finished I chose a green shade for the card base, but I decided that the background should be more neutral, so I chose some brown and kraft sheets from the same Hello Sunshine collection. I put the darker shade in the background and drew a vase on the lighter shade. Once I cut out the vase I attached some ribbon, and the cute sentiment, which I of course added some Sakura glitter pen to (what card would be complete without it these days, lol).
My card was almost finished but I felt it needed something else, so I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen. I thought it tied in nicely with the pattern on the darker brown background.
I decorated the inside with a space for a note and some tiny flower stamps in coordinating colours, Sakura glitter pen, and more faux stitching.
Its funny, but I think every new card I make is my new favourite, lol. :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
- Catered Crop - Quickfire in stitches
- Creative Stamp Friends - Spring
- Everybody Art - Friendship
- Simon Says Challenge - Bingo (Flowers, Glitter, Brads)
- Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Whisper White. American Crafts Hello Sunshine Collection - Fluttery, Dainty, Frolic, Gossamer
Stamps: American Crafts Laughter, Fun.
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Lime Pastel, Dark Peony, Creamy Brown, Rouge, Yellow Citrus, French Blue, Alabaster.
Markers: Bic Mark It Summer Melon, Margarita, Green, Blue Skies Blue, Fandango Pink. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star. Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.
Sprays: Shimmerz Paints Baby's Breath, Goldie Lox.
Embellishments: Recollections brads, American Crafts satin ribbon.
Adhesives: Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive runner, Glue Dots.
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Craft Pick, sponge, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.