Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! Here in the Southeast Wisconsin area, we only had some light snow, so I was able to go out and run some errands. It was nice to get some fresh air and actually enjoy winter without the negative temperature and chilling wind.
Today's post features my card entry for the Flashback Friday Challenge. This is the 3rd challenge and it's all about flowers! I love anything flowers so it's the perfect challenge for me!
For today's card, I wanted to feature the flower medallion from a retired set called True Friend. Since I wanted the flower to be the main focus, I stamped the sentiment "I'm so grateful" from Mama Elephant Many Thanks set repeatedly in Moonlight pigment ink for a subtle background. Then I ran my stamped background panel through my die-cut machine using a frame from Avery Elle Finished Frames dies set. That panel was adhered to my coral card base.
For my flower, I stamped it 3 times - one in each color (Apricot, Ocean and Sunshine pigment inks). I fussy cut the flowers out and layered them. I distress the edges of the flower in Ocean ink with Vintage Photo distress ink. To finish my card, I popped my flower with foam dimensional dots and added a clear gemstone to the center of the flower.
I also wanted to share this behind-the-scene photo with you before I sign off. I seriously thought this background was going to take me forever to create, but surprisingly, it didn't. Yay! It took me about 10 minutes to mask, draw the guidelines and ink this background up. This is a really great way to stretch your sentiment stamps. I'll definitely be doing some more of this word/sentiment type background! :)
And, that's all for today's card. I absolutely love how neat the background came out and I really enjoyed using my older stamps again. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; Bo Bunny - Coral Dot
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - True Friend; Mama Elepant - Many Thanks
Inks: Mama Elephant - Moonlight, Ocean, Apricot and Sunshine; Tim Holtz Distress - Vintage Photo
Others: Tombow - Mono Adhesive; The Paper Studio - Dimensional Foam Dots and Clear Gemstones; Avery Elle - Finshed Frames; Ranger - Mini Foam Applicator