Before I show you my cards, I want to remind you to consider sending some cards to The Hero's Card Drive - See my post here for the details, or click on the photo over on the sidebar, to find out more.
I've been having lots of fun playing with a new flower die from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp. It's called Bella Bloom and I love it! I first saw Shari Carroll use it here, so I CASED her gorgeous card, and this is the result.
I used a variety of pretty patterned papers and layered the larger portion of the flower three times.
I couldn't stop playing with the die, so I made a second card with the same colors but different papers.
Then I thought it would be a fun idea to use the same die again, and join in Kelly's and Michelle's, "The Great Mojo Comeback Challenge," over at A Blog Named Hero's Flickr group. The challenge just so happens to be a sketch from Shari Carrol! Here's the sketch. . . .
. . . .and here's my take:
This time, I wanted to create the flower by starting with white paper, so after die-cutting, I added color to each piece of the flower with distress inks, then used one of my favorite techniques. I grabbed the Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp, spritzed it with just water, and stamped it on the two larger flowers and the smaller brown one too. Love the way the water removes some of the ink and leaves a soft impression of the script! This is one way to "stretch your stamps," so I'm also entering this card into my friend, Virginia's challenge over on her blog.
Hope you're all having a good week - it's become quite hot here - low 90's today and tomorrow, but I don't mind because it's a whole lot better than shoveling snow!
Thanks for coming by! :)