This is was a fun card to make because I got to experiment with my techniques and use up some of my hoarded items. To start off…the background.
When I was making the background for my Feeling Royal card, I went through some trial and error before getting the alcohol ink effect I wanted. In fact, I used up an embarrassing amount of glossy cardstock sheets. Alas, those suckers ain’t cheap, so I saved all of the “bad” ones. So for this card, I grabbed one of those bad boys and got to work. It already had a pretty blue base color. So I put some purple and green alcohol ink on a fresh felt pad and dapped it all over the glossy cardstock. Then, I added some blending solution to the same felt pad and repeated the dabbing step to get some nice marbleization.
My sister, Briana, sent me a gift recently that was wrapped in tissue paper. Most of the sheets were plain white, but there were some with silver polka dots. For these flowers, I used one sheet of each tissue paper. (Of course I hoarded the rest.) I folded up each sheet so they were a little wider and about the same length as a Sizzix decorative strip die, specifically the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland die. I cut out all of the flowers and leaves in each color, but ended up only using the flowers with the rounded petals. Starting with the smallest size, I stacked a few die cuts in varying sizes onto pink brads.
Both the sentiment and wheelbarrow are stamped from the Penny Black “Friendship Flowers” clear acrylic set. The double fish-tailed pennant was cut out from the Cricut Creative Cards cartridge. My wheelbarrow was watercolored using the Tim Holtz detailer water brush and various distress inks.
This card has been entered into the following blog challenges:
• “All The Pretty Flowers” from Craft Hoarders Anonymous
• “How Does Your Garden Grow” from Try it on Tuesdays
• “Flowers and/or Feathers” from Pile It On
• “Vintage” from Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards
• “Sentimental” from That Craft Place
• “Make Your Own Background” from Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday)