I can't work in my garden. Sooo....it's a good day to
My daffodils are getting drowned out, so I thought I would stamp some flowers to color and create an indoor garden of brightly colored cards to cheer us.
Stamps: All stamps are Penny Black - Flower Gala 40-437, script background, Good wishes Gratitude 30-105
Other: Dies: Curly cue border - Penny Black; Oval frame - Spellbinders; Paint - Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors; Clarity stencil brush; Tim Holtz distress ink; Brilliance ink pad.
I stamped the flowers onto watercolor paper, and embossed with gold. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint them, then fussy-cut them. I added a strip of purple card stock to a white card base, then stamped the background stamp with Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink. I stamped the good wishes verse with distress ink on a white scrap, brushed some ink on the edges, then added it to the bottom right of the card front.
The frame and flowers I attached with foam tape for dimension and interest, and glued the border die right onto the card front. A quick brush along the edges of the card with some distress ink finish off the card.
I hope the rain stops soon, and the second half of the quote "April showers bring May flowers" arrives. Since we had flowers in April, I think Mother Nature got a little confused.
I will be adding my card to these challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge - April showers bring May flowers
The Paper Players Challenge - Tic Tac Toe
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring or Easter
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
TGIF!!!! Enjoy your weekend!