Hi everyone, really hope your all having a fantastic weekend and if your on my side of the world, your all ready to head into Monday!! I just wanted to remind you about our current theme at The Flower Challenge this month.
We are looking for shaped floral cards this month and there are already some stunning projects in the Gallery!! I decided that since I didn't actually add a 'flower' to my last cards, I better do it this time around:
This is one of my favourite floral stamps and I realised I hadn't used it for a while, so decided to take it out for a spin!
I created a top-folding card base using Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. Using an stitched-oval die I put it over the card base with a little of it hanging over the folded edge so it didn't cut thru. This way the card will still open at the straight edge.
I stamped one flower on the card front and the other on another piece of the same CS. I was going to watercolour them but decided to use my pencils instead. I fussy cut the flower that was stamped separately and wondered what I could put behind the flowers. I decided to try something new and used a blue pencil to create the shadow around each flower, after gluing the separate one into place. I like the effect but need to practice getting it a bit softer and smoother.
On a piece of the same CS I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed in gold. I had a lot of trouble getting the powder to stay in place. This was my third attempt. I'm using a brand new Versamark pad but as soon as I put the heat gun on it, some of the powder would blow off every time. Rather frustrating as its such a beautiful font. If you know of anyway around this problem, I'd love to hear from you!! I fussy cut the sentiment, popped it on foam tape and glued on some sequins.
The oval die is from Studio Katia, as well as the floral images and sentiment from the 'Together We Bloom' stamp set. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled.
You have until Wednesday 25th April to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your looking for more ideas on how to make a shaped card, pop over to the blog to see the incredible projects from the rest of the Design Team. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!