Hello and happy weekend. I'm excited to end my week as a guest designer for The Flower Challenge (TFC). Depending on where you live, Spring or Autumn are the theme choices for challenge #43.
Since it's spring here, I created a spring themed card using a few never before used stuff (NBUS).
Flowers and rain are synonymous here in the Pacific Northwest during spring, so I was happy to put my NBUS Rainboot Planter die from Simon Says Stamp to good use. Started by die cutting it from alcohol friendly cardstock and colouring it with Copic markers. It was a little flimsy, so another one was die cut from a scrap of thick white cardstock and adhered to the back to give it strength.
I had a NBUS fence die that I wanted to use, but it was disproportionally too small. Instead, I stamped the Wood Pallet Background from Altenew in light gray and ink blended the grass with Mowed Lawn distress ink using NBUS Lawn Fawn Grassy stencil. The sentiment is also NBUS from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Birthday set and it was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. Inked the edges of the wood area with a darker gray dye ink and added clear shimmer to the tulips to finish.
Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge. Enter your spring / autumn floral creations for your chance to win. To see more inspirations from the design team, head on over to the challenge blog post HERE. I want to thank Viv and TFC team for having me guest. Thank you for stopping in. Stay home and craft on!
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