I think it’s the coldest day of Winter that we’ve had so far!! And it’s windy so that doesn’t help either. But today’s card certainly has a touch of spring in it.
One of the talented ladies in my team, Rose (check out her blog here) shared a cute card that she had entered into the latest TGIF challenge and it inspired me to give it a go as well.
So here is the sketch challenge.
I was getting ready for next week’s stamp club and I had out the Circle of Spring stamp set when I saw the challenge picture and I thought I could use the wreath as the focus of the card.
I’ve also been wanting to use the new Brick Wall embossing folder and thought it might make a nice background. I used my blender pens to colour in the flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink. I think I am slightly addicted to these colours!
Here is a close up of the wreath.
To add the sentiment I stamped only a portion of the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set as the whole saying didn’t fit into the space that I had. I then cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits and cut off the points and attached it to the label framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.
I’m sending this card off to one of the girls in my team who isn’t feeling well at the moment. I hope it cheers her up a little. Get well soon, my friend!!
I have discovered a new challenge blog which has just started and this is my first time joining in!! It’s TGIF Challenges!!
I always love a good sketch challenge and I really like the one they have for this week.
My idea for the card altered as I was going on due to a stamping mis-hap!! But I’m happy with the end result!!
I have used a few new products which are coming out in the 2015-2016 Catalogue. Firstly, I’ve used the new Bohemian Borders stamp and the co-ordinating Bohemian Designer Washi tape. I actually got my colour combo from the back of the Bohemian DSP. Did you know that all of the co-ordinating colours are listed there!! So I used Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and the new Delightful Dijon.
I also did my favourite technique, using the marker technique on the stamp. I love this look!!
Here’s a close up of the detail.
And, of course, no card is complete without a bit of bling, so I added some Bermuda bay sequins. Love!!
I’d love to hear what you think!! And if you would like a copy of the new catalogue, let me know and I’ll send one out to you.
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