I hate to make such a quick post after taking such a long "leave of absence" from my blog, but I spent the day (and night) with 4th of July activities that were so much fun that I lost track of time, and one of the challenges I am entering will be closing shortly. So here is the card I made for 3 Summertime Challenges:
I just love the image I used for this card. She is a digi made by Sherri Baldy and called "Bloomin Garden Bestie". I love all of the Bestie images, and this is one of my favorites I printed her on white cardstock, colored her with Copics, then fussy cut her and used foam tape to adhere her to yellow cardstock. I took this panel along with some clouds I fussy cut from some dp in my stash and adhered these to Graphics 45 designer paper from the Secret Garden collection. I also added some bling, butterflies, and butterfly trim from my stash. I punched out more yellow cardstock and adhered glitter letter stickers to it for the sentiment, which was adhered with foam tape. Finally, I added two paper flowers that I made myself. I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Here is a closeup:
I actually call these paper roses. I made them using dp from my stash that I diecut using the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flower Garland die. If you would like any information about how these are made, please feel free to ask in the comments. They lie more flat than other flowers I have made like this, and so are much better for using on cards - especially if they are to be mailed! The edges of these were inked, and I finished them with a glitter spray. The camera doesn't do justice to the subtle shine from the spray I used. Sorry I don't have time to look for specific info, but again, please ask, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Besties Challenge Blog - Summer Days
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Summertime
Pile It On - Outdoor Fun
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope to be back on a regular basis - but that's ALL I'm going to say. Lol