The image I chose for this card is from the Heartfelt Creations "Clematis/Cottage PreCut Set". Part of the challenge was to use a bird or animal and since I love birds, I chose this design. It was stamped and colored with Copic markers then cut out with a Nestabilities Label 8 die. A larger die was cut out of lavender card stock to frame the design. I used a paper piercer to go around the edge of the frame. The background behind the birds was chalked with yellow. Part of the challenge was to use a floral background. The design paper I chose is from the Kaiser Craft "Lilac Avenue Collection" paper pad and has a "funky" type flower. I thought maybe I should dress it up a little so used some of the flower punches Joan sells to create a clematis for my embellishment. The thing I did that is kind of out of my comfort zone is to do some sewing on my card. I used green thread and it doesn't show up very well.
I hope you will go over and check out Joan's beautiful card. She used a new Tim Holtz die that I must order. There are two challenges this week at Joan's Gardens: A tag challenge and the regular Joan's Garden's Thursday Challenge. Hope you will join us in the fun for a chance to win a prize.