Thanks A Bunch

I fancied doing some Copic colouring today and created this card:

I started by stamping this oldie but goodie stamp from Clearly Besotted. I then chose some Copics to create different coloured tulips, and die cut with the matching die. Clearly Besotted don’t do matching dies any more, and my Scan-n-cut comes into play with the newer stamp sets.

The patterned paper was a freebie with their current and new release – yep, I ordered it all!! – and I thought was a perfect background layer for these flowers.

I wanted a vase for the flowers, so turned to the Honey Bee die set I have, and used vellum……which doesn’t really show up very much, so I outlined it in white.

To get the ribbon on the bunch of flowers to come out of the top of the vase, I had to snip a little – but I think it works.

I then used my Xyron for the vellum – a handy tip from Daniel West on one of his classes – then stuck this down, and added 3D foam under the bouquet itself.

The dots are from a previous Crop and Create event from Doodlebug, and the sentiment is from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Crafters Challenge anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeEaster/Spring (colours and flowers)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Inkspirational – photo inspiration

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring (spring flowers and colours)

Crafty Friends Challenge Spring Colours

Die Cut Divasdie cuts and tic tac toe (first left column – at least 2 layers, yellow, flowers)

Hugs and Just Breathe

Hi there. I’ve got a little behind in a few challenges I wanted to enter, so this time I’m posting two cards.

The first card is after playing with some alcohol inks – after watching Tim Holtz Facebook live sessions – he inspired me to just have a go:

I played very simply with the alcohol inks, as I knew I wanted to create a green and a purple piece of Yupo to die cut these images. Once die cut and arranged as you see, I stamped the Clearly Besotted sentiment.

Very simple I think – but I love these colours together. One thing I did notice – even with my Gemini Junior and a couple of passes – I still needed to cut those leaves a little with some scissors……….

I shall be entering this first card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge anything goes with option ‘time to relax’

CAS Colours and Sketches gorgeous grape, granny apple green, pacific point (alcohol inks sorta similar)

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

This second card took me a little longer:

You may be asking yourself why this card too longer – because of that blinking strip! I used Neat and Tangled Quilted Backdrop stamp onto the base card, after first masking off most of the card – this was stamped directly onto the card base – hence the masking.

I had to draw some extra lines in at the top and bottom, and then I coloured with Copics – trying to match the colours for the Color Throwdown Challenge.

It looked to bare when I had coloured, so I then added a couple of black card strips to ‘frame’ the coloured strip.

The sentiment if from Time For Tea Designs.

I shall be entering this second card into the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch sketch

Color Throwdown orange, burgundy, green, pink

Crafty Sentiments Designs anything goes

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