Monday, April 11, 2016

Hugs and Happy Thoughts

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was good, we did some shopping to get our boys ready for baseball season. It's my favorite sport to watch them play so I'm super excited; but I won't lie...I'm also ready for it to warm up a bit. This under 50 degrees with wind gusts of over 45mph is NOT nice baseball weather!

Anyhow, I decided to play with my "Beautiful Day" from Altenew. I love the complex realistic look you get by layering these flowers. I tried to do a bit of making again as you can see; but for some reason, I kept getting a white space between the leaves and the flower, especially on the bottom flower. I'm not sure why that is, so if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to comment and let me know!

I find that when I use this set, I often spend a lot of time trying to figure out what layers of colors to use for the flower. To help this, I decided to make a sheet of possible combinations for a quicker reference. I'm sure I'll add some more in the future; but for now, I thought this was a good starting point. I took a picture of it and decided to share it here. I hope you find it useful as well. The ink colors are listed in order that I stamped it, so 1 is the bottom layer; 2 the second and so on.

Anyhow, back to the card. I stamped the two flowers and then added the sentiment panel in the center as shown. I actually mounted the front panel of the card with foam adhesive on to another top folding white card base.

That is all for me today. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me. Have a wonderful day; and I'll be back on Wednesday.


1. Come and Get It: Bright Colors
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
4. Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
5. Dream Valley: Anything Goes
6. Our Crafty Corner: Anything Goes


creationsnz said...

A great floral card lovely colour, so glad you joined us at Come And Get It challenges, CarolG DT

applejack cards by sue said...

A lovely choice of image, those flowers look so different when stamped in those shades. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

N-Eva said...

It's really sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Slippers647 said...

This is very helpful. I also pinned it and your website.

Aurelia Aurora said...

A very beautiful card.. love the flower colour variations too.. Thank you for joining our 31st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw..

~RoRa said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colouring. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card, thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx