Friday, April 27, 2018

It's All About Flowers...Day 4

Hi Everyone, it's Friday, the last day of the week and also my last day of sharing cards made with Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers stamp set and papers from the 49th & Market Virtual Artistry Paper Pad. It's a "two cards for the price of one" day and here's the first...
and you may have noticed there are more and more products from my adorable Professor creeping in. I make no apologies, I just can't help myself and it just goes to prove how versatile they are and that they don't have to be used for grungy, Distress can be pretty too.
I started off by trimming down one of the Virtual Artistry papers to be slightly smaller than the 6" square Black card blank and stamped the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.
I lightly inked around the edges of the panel with Frayed Burlap using the mini round blending tool and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mixed Media 5 Thinlits to die cut the floral image from the panel. paper. I coloured a scrap of card with Frayed Burlap and fixed behind.
I created splatters on the background using Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paints and flicked on some droplets of Anitque Bronze Distress Mica Spray. I fussy cut around the edges of the left over Even More Spring Flowers die cuts from yesterday to remove the white border, coloured the flowers with the Antique Bronze Distress Mica Spray and the leaves with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink using the Detailer Water Brush. I coloured the centres with a Sharpie Black Fine Line Pen and added dots with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen. I added strips of Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape and pricked holes around the edges with Tim Holtz Craft Pick.
I ran the Sharpie Black Fine Point Pen along the rows of pricked holes which creates realistic faux stitching and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words on to a scrap of paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. The camera really doesn't do it justice but I love the shimmer on the flowers and the splatters on the background.
 and the second card...
As before I trimmed the Virtual Artistry paper down to be slightly smaller than the 6" x 6" card blank and stamped the Batik image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Botanical and Batik with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink.
followed by the bee image from Entomology inked with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink.
I die cut the planks from Distress Woodgrain Card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Planks BigZ die, coloured with Evergreen Bough and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides and darkened the edges with Black Soot Distress Marker.
I stamped lots of images from Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers on to Distress Watercolor Card using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a Detailer Water Brush and die cut using the matching dies.
I fixed the planks in place with 3D foam and arranged the bouquet of Even |More Spring Flowers. I added splatters of White Gesso and Black Soot Distress Paint, added Ranger Black and White Enamel Accents to the centres of the flowers and coloured the bodies of the bees with a Mustard Seed Distress Marker.
I die cut 3 layers of the Script Thanks and fixed to the planks with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I created faux stitching around the edge of the panel and added trails to the bees with a Sharpie Black Fine Point Pen
I hope you've enjoyed the "It's All About Flowers" cards, as much as I've enjoyed making's been a fun "going with the flow" playtime adventure.
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you all on Monday with my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You still have time to join in with this week's Flower Power Challenge with the chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Simon Says Online Store, so look out your flower stamps, dies and embellishments and have fun creating.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Two more truly delightful cards join what has been an inspiring collection this week! Have a good weekend....

    Sally x

  2. I have absolutely LOVED this series of cards Kath, not only are they stunning but your descriptions are packed with inspiration, hints and tips - for instance, I'd never thought of this way of creating faux stitching and it looks incredibly realistic. Great work! #jane

  3. So beautiful enjoy your weekend xx

  4. Another two fabulous cards Kath, love the designs. Have a great weekend too!
    Linda xxx

  5. You have given us such a bevvie of beauties this week Kath. Today's are wonderful, the stamping and die cutting on the first one are so lovely and the colours of the flowers on the second one are stunning... I love how you created a planter with the planks too - so clever! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. This has been a delightful week, full of beauty from the flowers and your work. I haven't made any cards in a long time but you have inspired me so. Silly tidbit for is more expensive to post a square card her in the US, with all of our wonderful automation!
    Thanks so very much for all the beautiful work you share with us!

  7. no way totally thought the edges were sewed, very cool!


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hugs Kath xxx