This is my very first blog ever and I'm so excited to be doing it.
In case you didn't read my profile, I'm a scrapbooker since 1998, then a few years later I started using stamps on my pages which ultimately put me on the path to card making. I worked for a good friend in her scrapbooking store, where I taught scrapbooking classes and then started a card making club. where I taught new techniques to beginners. Unfortunately the store closed and my wonderful friend has passed but I still manage to make as many cards and scrapbook pages as I can. I'm also into Art Journaling and find it very relaxing.
I got a bunch of new stamps this week and one of them was Penny Black (Spring Beauty) a lovely bunch of Tulips. I needed a card for my son and his wife, Michael and Kari, for their wedding anniversary and this seemed a likely choice. So here it is.
I used watercolor pencils for the flowers and then I used Ranger distress ink( Mustard Seed) by Tim Holtz to watercolor the background and (Peeled Paint) distress ink around the edges. I used a spellbinders (Elegant Ovals and ribbon banner) dies to cut out. I lightly stamped a basket weave background using Ranger Archival ink (Pure Ochre) on some off white paper and added a piece of ribbon. I popped up the flowers with some dimensional tape and added the banner.
I hope Michael and Kari like it as much as I do.
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