Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thanks a Bunch (of Spring Flowers) Hand Stamped Sentiments #288

I had a walk around my garden this morning just to see what I could see.  And I was amazed to see growth emerging from under ground.  Even though the spring has been very cold the perennials have decided that it is time for them to start growing.  I can hardly wait for them to bloom and bring some colour to my back yard.

Which brings me to the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments .......and yes, a bright spring-like card.




There's more than one way to make a Wood grain background!  One can stamp using a background stamp, emboss with a wood grain embossing folder followed by sponging or brayering,  or one can just use Wood grain DSP. Finally, the method I chose,  one can add ink directly to a woodgrain embossing folder, insert a piece of card stock in it and put it through the Big Shot.

A window opening was die cut using the Window framelit placed sideways on this "barn" front.  I added an identical size of Crumb Cake cardstock behind this die cut layer so that I could reattach the die cut window frame (using foam tape) which now has some window sheet attached to its back. This has almost an "eclipse" effect.

Because the window was die cut sideways, the window sill was too small for the bottom of the window, so I die cut 2 of them and adhered them together to make one longer one and this formed the base for the spring floral bouquet.

Various flowers (and leaves)  were stamped and die cut using the Beautiful Bouquet, Tranquil Tulip and Petal Palette stamp sets and arranged on this extended window sill selecting the colors from the Inspiration picture above.  The flower -covered  sill was adhered to the bottom of the window with some foam tape - and a sentiment tucked into the flowers at the side.



To complete the picture, I added a  bird from the Petal Palette stamp set placing it on top of the yellow flower.


This card layer was added to a Pool Party card front.

I feel more spring-like already.

Supplied Used:
Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet, Tranquil Tulip, Petal Palette
Inks:  Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Berry Burst
Papers:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Berry Burst
Accessories:  Wood grain embossing folder, Windows framelit, Eloquent Bunch framelits, Petals and more thinlet dies, Window sheet, foam tape, dimensionals. liquid pearls (for center of flowers)

3 comments:

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous card - and I love that idea of putting the ink on the embossing folder - that's a new technique I'm going to have to have a go at - as well as purchasing a wood grain embossing folder lol! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week - Fiona DT

Debbie Mageed said...

Love this beautiful card! Every element is perfectly done. I have tried adding ink to my embossing folders but am never really happy with the results. I will need to work at it! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you will join us again soon.

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my, your card is a beautiful work of art that screams spring!!! It couldn't be a more perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! I love all those layers of flowers! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

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