Hello all, hope this finds you well. The weekend is fast approaching already, hope you have had a creative and productive week!
I was the lucky recipient of Tim Holtz's 'Flower Garden' stamp set and his 'Crocodile' layering stencil for my April Tim tag win (thanks again Tim and Mario!). I hadn't had a chance to break either of them out of their packages yet so yesterday I decided it was high time they both got inked up. And what better way to give them their inaugural outing than by making a thank you card?
Have to admit I wasn't too sure about the crocodile layering stencil but now that I've seen it in action I love it! I laid down some Bundled Sage and Iced Spruce Distress inks onto a piece of manila cardstock and then coloured through the Crocodile stencil with some Peeled Paint DI. A little spritz and flick, distressing around the edges with my scissors and then edging with Gathered Twigs DI completed the background.
I stamped the poppy and a stem from the Garden Flowers stamp set with Jet Black Archival ink onto Specialty Stamping paper and coloured it in with Distress Ink using the water brush. For the poppy I used Barn Red, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany with Gathered Twigs in the center and the stem was a simple layer of Bundled Sage and Iced Spruce. I cut out and coloured the poppy twice and mounted one of the fussy cut flowers on pop dots for a little dimension.
To echo my April Tim tag (that was actually a card too), I tied some black and white Paper String onto the bottom and then die cut the 'thank you!' sentiment using a Die Versions Everyday Complements die.
I cut the sentiment from some Core'dinations Kraft Core in black and gently distressed it to coordinate with the distressed edge of the background. I then mounted the whole assembly onto an off white card blank.
Linking up this floral thank you card with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog's 'For The Love Of Plants'.
Thanks again to Tim and Mario for these wonderful gifts and thanks as always to you for stopping by today. Hope that you have a fun and creative finish to your week, I'll be back again soon! Happy creating!