Welcome to the second month of The Flower Challenge! This month we have the theme of “Any Occasion” and I chose to do a birthday card, as I never seem to have enough of these to hand.
Here is my card.
Now, I know it’s not Spring and I really should be doing a Christmas card with a poinsettia or something, but I bought these stamps a few months back and had not had a chance to ink them up. And on a grey day, they seemed like the perfect tonic – so I bought Spring a little early into my craft room!
I used my MISTI to make this card. I find it very useful for stamp layering, and also for double stamping.
I took four sets of my Altenew Inks and picked two colours from each for the tulip bulbs and a couple of greens for the leaves. I then stamped some masks and set about fussy cutting – I am not a fan of fussy cutting, or masking, but I do so love the end result.
I set to work stamping the tulip heads, masking as appropriate, and adding stems in as I went. It actually went fairly quickly as I had done a quick trial of the card, so I knew where I wanted each colour.
I then took two of the sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink using the MISTI.
I had planned to make a top folding A2 base but I wasn’t concentrating and got a side fold one instead, so I went with it!
In order to “ground” the tulips, I got out my MFT Washi Patterns stamp set and stamped the black and white border along the bottom, added a strip of gold and then popped the completed panel on top.
Lastly I added a few gold sequins to tie the gold into the main panel.
I hope you like the card, and if it’s raining, grey or snowing, I hope it has brightened your day!
We would love to see what you come up with for the challenge, please link all your cards on the challenge blog and I look forward to seeing what you create this month! Thank you for joining us once again.
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