Hello from Michigan!
Is it Spring yet? We had snow flurries this past weekend so I am fearful that Spring up and left town this year. I am hoping that the frost is now done with so I can get my annuals planted. Okay, enough whining and on to my card for today.
I combined several challenges with this card. I followed the sketch from Pals Paper Arts #300. Here is the sketch:
and here is the link to the challenge: http://palspaperarts.com/2016/05/12/ppa300-a-sketch-from-sandie-conner/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=palspaperarts
I also wanted to play along with Between the Folds Challenge #21A which is to use the CTMH "Happy Times" paper packet (it happens to be the May Scrapbooking month Special over at CTMH). Here is the link to that challenge: http://btfchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/05/challenge-21a-using-ctmhs-happy-times.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BetweenTheFoldsbftChallenges+%28Between+The+Folds+*BFT*+Challenges%29
So obviously I used paper from that packet for this card. I then decided to join in the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge since I die cut the flower piece. Here is the link to that challenge:
Lastly, I am also joining the Crazy 4 Challenges #333 which is to use springtime flowers and I have those on this card, too. Here is the link to that one: http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2016/04/crazy-4-challenges-c4c333.html
WHEW! I know, I know - that's a lot of challenges, but my time is precious so I gotta be creative in my work. :D
Here are a few details about my card. I used patterned paper from Happy Times (CTMH) for the background. It's a nice two-toned yellow stripe pattern. Next I added the gold foil strip of paper cut from one of the papers in the same packet. It's actually a white and gold wide-striped paper and I just cut up the stripes, using just the gold ones. I attached it down the middle of the card. Then I cut the pink pieces with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cart (CTMH) and inlaid the two pieces together. Next, I stamped the flower piece from the CTMH set called "A Bundle of Love" with VersaMark on white cardstock(CTMH) and embossed it with gold embossing powder from my stash. I then stamped the words "Happy Retirement" (Card Word Puzzle from CTMH - retired stamps) in Fern ink(CTMH). Next I used the matching die from the CTMH "A Bundle of Love" die set and die cut the flower piece out with my Big Shot. I then colored the flowers with my CTMH Shinhan alcohol markers. LOVE them! I popped that piece onto the pink piece with pop dots. I felt it still needed something else so I added some gold sequins from CTMH. And there you have it. Hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by.