For the month of April the theme is............
Say it with flowers.
This means you have to use flowers and you have to use a sentiment. The flowers or sentiment do not have to be the focal point, but they do have to be easily visible on your project, they could be part of the papers, a stamp, die cut or other embellishments. I can't wait to see what you all come up with ... it's been so chilly over here and I know I am ready to see some flowers!!!!
I am sharing two cards today because I couldn't decide if I wanted to make a cute or non-cute card, so I made one of each.
The stamp platform came in really handy for this card using the new Penny Black slapstick stamp. (Stamp is available brand new in my Etsy shop if you're interested!) I used a mix of distress inks for coloring directly onto the stamp then spritzed with water before stamping to create a little bit of a watercolor look. An old stampin up script stamp was then used on the background for a little more interested, I used light blue ink for the script. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles . Embellished with a butterfly and tiny pearls, colored card stocks are both by Stampin Up, but I think both are retired colors.
Also sharing this card with these challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Happy Birthday
Get Creative Challenges - No Pattern Paper
Incy Wincy Designs - Nature and all of its Beauty
Star Stampz Challenge - Throw on the Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes this week
A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday with a Sentiment
Simon Says Wednesday - Happy Birthday
And below is my second card...
The stamp I used is by Penny Black - You're the Bestest but apparently it must have been retired because I can't find it in anywhere online to link to - not even ebay so I linked something similar with Amazon below!)
I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum card stock using my Tonic Stamp Platform again and Versafine onyx ink with clear embossing powder. Zig Clean Color real brush pens were used for coloring with a . (Mid Gray, Light Carmine, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Light Green, (very diluted: Blue). These are all part of the set I linked above or available at Blick Art Materials as singles.
Sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes, another set currently available in my Etsy shop. The pretty border above the sentiment is from a set by Victorine Originals - Borders and Plaids II . A little butterfly with pearls finishes off this simple card.
I am also sharing the second card here:
Use Your Stuff - Spring
Retro Rubber Challenge - Anything Goes (I've had the cat stamp for at least 2 years but stamp design is probably at least 5 years old)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Spring Flowers
Pause Dream Enjoy - Color it
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Spring Goes
House That Stamps Built - All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampin - Bingo (Sentiment, Flower, Cute)
The colors for this card were inspired by the current Mood Board from the
Sum More Fun challenge:
Do check out this fun challenge blog for mood board inspiration. I just recently discovered it and won their challenge last time (lucky me!), and their mood boards are so much fun to be inspired by!
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This month the prize is the stamp set below...
A winner will be chosen by random.org.
And now it is finally time to announce last month's winner. Again- thank you all that decided to play along! The winning number was...............
That is Julie from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.
Congratulations Julie, please email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com to claim your prize by midnight April 18th.
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