Hello friends!! Friday has arrived and I have a couple of cards to share with you. Flourishes (one of my favorite stamp companies!!) is turning five and they are celebrating with some fun challenges over on their blog. And since you have until the end of the month to complete each challenge I thought I would play along (and the fact that they are giving away some fabby prizes doesn't hurt!!).
First up is a card for their banner challenge. I had to think for a bit about what Flourishes set I could use for the challenge and then remembered that the Peaches and Cherries set has these sweet little images of peaches and cherries. After figuring out which images would fit best on the little My Favorite Things banner die I chose to use I decided to just go with the small cherry image. I die cut banners, stamped two with the cherries and one with the sentiment. After I got the images colored I punched small holes in the corners and then used some bakers twine to string them on. The the little string of banners was adhered to the card. I kept everything very simple for this card as I wanted to let the little banners take center stage.
The second card is for the sprinkles challenge. I actually started this card days ago, but ran into some problems when I got to the adding sprinkles part. Had to throw my entire image (that I spent along time coloring with my Copics) in the trash. Wasn't very happy with that outcome. So I set the card aside until last night and put my second idea to work. It turned out much better. The layout for this card is based on another lovely sketch provided by Chupa. Her Sketchbook Saturday sketches are always the best!! I colored the gerber daisies image with Copics (R29, R39, R89, YG93, YG95 & YG97) and then die cut it using my ODBD tag die. After I die cut the image I added Buttercup Stickles glitter glue to the center of each flower. The little banner was created by cutting a strip of cardstock and then using a small square punch to cut the fishtail ends. I learned that little trick from my bloggy friend, Michelle, on this post. The fence was die cut using a Memory Box die.
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Supplies: Cardstock: PTI and Bazzill; PP: PTI and Cosmo Cricket; Dies: My Favorite Things, Our Daily Bread Designs and Memory Box; Twine: May Arts; Ranger Buttercup Stickles; Copic Markers; Bakers Twine: The Twinery, Marvy small square punch