Hello crafty pals! What's up? I'm feeling back to my old self again after being sick all weekend and the beginning of the week. Looking forward to getting back out into the world! I have dinner plans with my friend Friday night and I can't wait to see her and get to gabbin! This weekend has a lot going on but I'm not sure which activities if any we'll participate in yet. It was 87 degrees here on Tuesday!!!! WHAT?? I'm not ready! Not ready at all for that! Luckily it already cooled off. Whew. If you've known me for a while you know I am not a Summer person! But, it's one step closer to FALL!! LOL.
The lovely Nina at Waffle Flower was kind enough to send me out a stamp set from their April Release, and I am so excited to share it with you today! It's called Bouquet Builder 1 - and I combined it with some other favorite Waffle Flower supplies to make a bright, fresh, Sping-y floral card. I used a vivid shade of magenta/purple which I never use! I love it! My coloring medium for this project was my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. Haven't used them in a while. I popped it with some fresh white embossing on black paper - which always looks nice. All my supplies are listed at the bottom of the post!
I started with a white A2 card base and layered magenta paper from my stash. Then I die cut a scalloped rectangle layer from the Waffle Flower Lacy Layers Die Set for the top layer. This was my foundation for the florals. I stamped the two big flowers and the leaves and cut them out by hand (don't look too close!) since I don't have these dies yet. I used my Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush and colored in the flowers and leaves. Very easy to work with these markers. You can color directly onto the paper, or paint some of the marker onto a stamping block and pick up the color with your brush.
Here is a close up of my paper layers. The sentiment is from the Waffle Flower Happy Day stamp set and I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto rich black paper and trimmed it down with my paper trimmer.
When I attached everything to the card, I used foam tape and layered it this way and that way until I found a good balance. When I attached the sentiment, I tucked it under one of the leaves. I like how that part came out!
I only used these five colors!
Here's a close up of the flowers. You can also see that I sprinkled a few sequins here and there for some sparkle!
Thank you for stopping by today! What are you working on in your craft room right now? Are you doing graduation cards? Wedding cards? Mother's Day? Tis the season for lots of fun holidays and celebrations! Take care and have an awesome weekend! XOXO
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