Thursday, March 1, 2018

In My Garden

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge


I am using Simon Says Stamp "Flower Friend." I was not sure if I wanted this on ivory or white cardstock, so I did it in both. I started by stamping the solid images in the lighter color and then stamping the center of the flowers in a darker color. For the largest flower, I used the darker color and stamped the dots in the center also. Because it layered on the top, it just darkened that area so that they are visible without having to use a third color.

 For the leaves, I just took the same solid images, and inked up the edge of it and stamped over the first one. Not always lining up the image very well. I started this card later in the evening, and forgot to take a picture before the background was all complete.

I then took the butterfly die from the Sizzix and Tim Holtz set to make my butterfly. I cut it out of yellow cardstock and added come of the darker flower color to the outside and the center of the butterfly with a piece of a sponge.

I created my sentiment strip by stamping the sentiment in VersaMark ink and black heat embossing it.

I adhered the panel and sentiment strip to the dark coral card base with some strong adhesive tape. I put a small foam square in the center of the butterfly and adhered it to the panel. then I curved the wings, and used some DistressCollage Medium Matte to stick them down where they touched the panel. I added Nuvo  Ebony Black Crystal Drops to the centers of the smaller flowers and to the center of the butterfly.

I finished them up and decided that I liked the white one better.

If you would like to see other cards with this same theme or play along, visit the Simon Says Blog here.

Thanks so much for doing me today!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you created your own gorgeous background! Beautiful card, Linda! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura


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