Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love You Card For The Ton Challenge

Hello peeps....

My card for today primarily features the cherry blossoms background stamp from The Ton.  I made it for The Ton Challenge , where the theme is LOVE. 

I embossed the background stamp with white embossing powder onto a piece of light blue card stock.  I colored the open flowers with my Tombow markers, shading and blending with my blender pen.  I colored the openings behind the flowers with my Faber Castell soft pastels in gray.  I used the love die from Simon Says Stamp, and cut the backing with blue card stock, and the top 'love' word with white, which I also embossed with white powder. I stamped the word 'you' from the same stamp set.  The heart die is Spellbinders.  A few gems from Paper Studio sprinkled here and there finish it off.
Other challenges for my card:

Stampin Royalty - Use dies   

Anything goes 

Addicted To Stamps - Photo inspiration
 Since I did not use the entire panel, I decided to make another card with the piece that was left.  Sadly, I need a sympathy card, so I grabbed a piece of gray card stock, and a sympathy stamp (Flourishes), and made this...
That's it for today.  I can't believe Ash Wednesday is this week!  Spring is coming...and it cannot be too soon for most of us.  I've been welcoming the flocks of geese as they come honking their way back north.  There must have been at least ten flocks yesterday, and several more today.  I have been restless, and have the urge to be outdoors, playing in my garden.  I will have to settle for gardening pins on Pinterest, and floral, springy cards for now.  But it won't be long..the robins are here, and my hostas are showing their sprouts.  

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Hope to see you back soon.