In addition, I'm submitting my card to Can You Case It? Challenge #70, May Flowers. CYCI is a recently discovered challenge and I am liking the quality of the challenges and the beautiful Design Team creations. (I was lucky enough to be one of the Design Team Picks for Challenge #69 with this card.)
I am also entering this card into the Verve Inspiration Challenge for May, "Let It Bloom." Verve has beautiful products. I like them so much that I placed an order with them two days ago and that's how I discovered this challenge!
I started by creating a background on white cardstock using a variety of stamps. A panel of Coastal Cabana cardstock was cut, using a scallop die for the left edge. A panel of Blushing Bride cardstock was cut and then a die was applied to create the diamond quilting pattern. The pink cardstock was adhered to the Coastal Cabana cardstock then adhered to a rectangle of craft foam to add dimension before adhering to the card base.
The sentiment was stamped on die cut ovals. The white oval was sponged in Real Red ink along the edge. The sentiment was adhered to the card with a strip of craft foam to pop it up. I hope the sentiment being stamped in black will not disqualify my card! Flowers and leaves were stamped and fussy cut from white cardstock and adhered. Pearls were added to a few of the flowers. The inside of the card was stamped on the lower right corner to coordinate with the background stamping.
Stop by Can You Case It? along with colourQ and Verve to see the beautiful and clever designs!
Techniques: Stamping, generation stamping, die cutting, fussy-cutting, sponging
Stampin' Up! products:
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Stamps: Flower Patch
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Awesome Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment)
Dies: Lil' Inker Quilted Stitched Pattern Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders die, Spellbinders Lacy Oval and Classic Oval dies, craft foam