Its that time again. A new Challenge is up on the Flower Challenge Blog and this month is all about the background. We want you to make the background from your flower stamps, we want you to design your own background that is the focus of the card this month.
The Design Team have been busy trying out lots of ideas and are waiting to share with you.
I have done a card with lots of detail.
The flowers, die and sentiment all come from Honey Bee Stamps I love them all, the die cut is so elegant with that long 'l' and the flowers so pretty and detailed. Make sure to go check out the wonderful stamps they have.
I had previously coloured this panel for a colouring challenge that The Daily Marker does on a regular basis throughout the year but once coloured I couldn't decide what to do with it as I didnt want to cover up any of the wonderful flowers.
When we decided to have this challenge I found the perfect answer by adding the 'smile' die that I cut in gold cardstock and pink foam to layer up and stamped the sentiment on a vellum tag so it didn't totally cover the background.
Now I have added another card where I have made a background with minimal stamping.
First I used a piece of masking tape across the upper part of the card so I had somewhere to add my sentiment later. I have used Altenew Flowers and this is another beautiful set that I had bought and not used so I am glad I finally got out and inked up.
As you can see I have not used all the flowers in the set but most of them and only 1 leaf. In all I have only stamped 6 times on the card base and once on a scrap of copic card stock. I then randomly coloured petals and centres and the leaf. Used R81 83 85 YG01 YG25 . I also coloured the full flower with the same colours.
I fussy cut the single flower. Used the Misti to help me line up the sentiment from another Altenew stamp set (wondering if I should have added a line top and bottom now.....What do you think???
Anyway finished it off with the fussy cut flower and some wee nuvo clear drops, they are so small you can hardly see them. Anyway heres a very simple background flower card.
Now its time to go to The Flower Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have done to inspire you and hopefully we will see your cards linked up before long.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
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