Hello friends!! It has been awhile since I've participated in any sort of challenge...not design team related. Paper Smooches always has great challenges, and I used to participate in them often! So, when I seen this month's challenge, "Flowers", I just had to play along!
I dug through my PS stash of stamps and dies and chose the Best Buds stamp set for all my flowers. I picked the small florals in the stamp and using the Gina K Wreath Builder Template, created a 4X4 wreath.
I stamped everything in a alcohol marker safe, grey ink. I thought I'd stray away from a bold, black ink. I coloured all those adorable flowers with Copic markers.
My collection of Copics is fairly small, so I tend to use the same colours over and over in my projects. But I don't mind, I LOVE these colours! I was flip flopping on what to do next and thought I'd place a cute critter in the centre of the wreath. So I used the bee and the bear images from the Courteous Cuties stamp set and used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out.
And yes, I decided to cut the centre of my wreath out using the smallest of the Pinked Circle Dies. I found that with all that stamping, the critters got "lost". Plus, I didn't really want to cover too much of those pretty flowers!
After I die cut the circle out of the front panel, I lined everything up and cut it out of the front of the cardbase as well. I stamped the sentiment (from Courteous Cuties) onto the positive die cut using white embossing powder and adhered it onto the inside of the card. I added a ton of foam adhesive to the stamped panel and popped it on top.
Of course, I didn't let those critters go to waste! I glued the bear on the inside of the card and he looks super cute there!!
I was going to add some sequins to the front, but went with a few white gel pen details instead.
I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. I'm not gonna lie, this one took me awhile :)
Thanks for stopping by today!! See you soon!