Thursday, May 10, 2012
This week the challenge at Joan's Gardens is a "Flower Garden Theme". Please go over to Joan's Gardens to get all the challenge rules and see what the prize is for this week. For my card I have used some of the new stamps from the Heartfelt Creations "Old English Garden" Collection. The stamped image is from the "Broken Cinder Blocks PreCut Set" (HCPC 3470). It was stamped on watercolor paper with Ranger's Archival Ink, then watercolored with Distress Inks. The second to largest Spellbinders "Labels 25" die was used to die cut the frame. The sentiment is from the new Heartfelt Creations "Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set" (HCPC 3474). Don't you love that font! It was cut out with a smaller "Labels 25" die and lightly sponged before taking it out of the die.
The flower was created by using one of the flowers from the Heartfelt Creations "Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set" (HCPC 3468). It was stamped using black ink then die cut using the matching Heartfelt Creations "Tattered Blossoms Die". Flower Soft was added to the center. The leafy flourish behind the flower was die cut using the Heartfelt Creations Leaves from the "Western Bronco's Dies (HCD 720). It was shaped using the self-closing tweezers. The background was embossed using the Spellbinders "M-Bossabilities" embossing folder.
I hope you will join us this week in our challenge at Joan's Gardens. We love to see all your creative cards. Don't forget that each weekly winner will be eligible for the drawing at the end of the year for the $100 Gift Certificate to Joan's Gardens.