Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bouquet on Wood

Have you played in the Background challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog this week? I love stamping with my background stamps, and I pulled out two of them to use on this card today.

I stamped the Wood Texture background onto some Kraft cardstock with a brown ink, and then I sponged the edges with the same brown ink. Next, I stamped a small strip of green paper with the gorgeous Tapestry 2 background. I cut out a white border from the Ankara Lace Border die and glued that under the strip of green paper, and then I glued this piece onto the wooden background.

Next, I cut out the gorgeous Blushing Bouquet die from white paper, and while the die cut was still inside the die, I sponged on some pink ink over the flower petals. There are holes in the steel die that are specially made so you can sponge color onto the flower petals - so cool!! After I pushed the paper out of the die, I could see the gorgeous pink sponging. I then used a Copic marker to color the leaves and stems the same pale green shade as my paper.

I adhered the flower bouquet to my background piece, and then I affixed some Mother of Pearl rhinestones to the centers of the flowers. The colors in these Mother of Pearl rhinestones are a perfect match to the colors I've used on this card. Next I tied some Chalk White seam binding around the background piece, and then I glued this down to a green card base.

Why don't you try mixing up your background stamps and see what you can put together? It's fun to see all the different combinations of background stamps! I hope you play along in the challenge this week!  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  There's a lot of wonderful new stamps and dies and toys for your paper crafting projects!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Challenges - Flowers and Lace (I used die cuts for both)


Beth Norman said...

I love your sponging. And to colour the stems with copics is really creative. You've got a winner here.

Nicole Setter said...

The wood grain is great very realistic. Thanks for sharing at CFTH this week.
Cheers Nicole DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our FLOWERS AND LACE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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