Hello everyone!! Brenda here with you today!! I hope you all enjoyed the spring release last week and are looking forward to creating with all of your new goodies!!
Have you ever had an idea that just popped into your head & you had to create it right then? That happened to me with these cards…I think I scared my husband when I suddenly jumped up to head to my craft room. Ha!!
I don’t know what it is with sunflowers, but I always want to combine them with blue. Maybe it’s because my kitchen & dining room are decorated with sunflowers & daisies accented with blue. This first card was created with the beautiful Sunflower Bouquet & Sunflower Bouquet Coordinated Die. I stamped the image onto Bristol paper with Noir Dye Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the sunflower bouquet with Zig markers (which are now available in The Ton Boutique!). The die cut was used to cut the main image out of fun foam and watercolor paper, which was water colored with distress ink. Next, I used the Large Stitched Rectangle Die to cut the front panel. I sandwiched clear acetate between the front panel & fun foam, then placed three Couture Mixes – Belle’s Dress, Kiwi Smoothie & Blue Lagoon onto the acetate. I also adhered some sequins directly to the sunflower, so they will stay suspended. Then the watercolored sunflower image was adhered to the back. It was attached to a top folding note card. The small bow is also from Sunflower Bouquet & Sunflower Bouquet Coordinated Die…it was embossed with white ink onto black cardstock & die cut. The sentiment is part of a sentiment included with the Pragmatic Wreaths stamp set…it was also embossed with white embossing powder onto black cardstock, cut into a narrow strip, notched on the ends & popped up with fun foam. I think my mother-in-law will be getting this card for Mother’s Day!!
This next card was made the same way as the card above, except with the Dearest Peony & Dearest Peony Coordinating Die. I used clear embossing ink & white embossing powder with the Peony Crush Cling Background stamp on the front panel (for a tone-on-tone look). The same combination of embossing ink & powder was used to stamp the peony onto background panel, then it was colored with Zig markers. Pink Diamond Couture Mix was used to make the shaker. The sentiment is from the Peony Cluster Mini incentive stamp, which is free with $150 additional purchase.
That’s it for me today!! Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget The Ton’s April Challenge is now live! Anything goes for this month so join the fun for a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Ton’s Shop!!!!