Springtime Flowers!

pad_1stflowersoft_tbu2 This is my first card using Flower Soft – *yay*! If you don’t have any, you better run right over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs and get some! Marti has an awesome selection of colors, kits, stamps, glue – everything you need for a card! I used the Lavender and Lace kit.

This card started out as a CAS card, but it grew away from that and I just let it go. It is still pretty clean and simple, but the layers disqualify it, I think. I used the tone-on-tone method and sponged (with the life changing Inkssentials blending tool) the Melllow Moss layer as well as the main image panel. Also on the focal panel I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the top and the bottom. I placed my bundle of stems where I wanted it, and glued it down with Mono Multi.

I adhered my layers together, and tied a wide piece of satin ribbon at the bottom. I really love it! I am now completely addicted to Flower Soft!

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What? I can’t color anything??? (post #2 for today)

pad_softflowerwindow_tbuThat is exactly what I thought when Marti issued this challenge! How on earth was I going to make a card without my Copics, or Prismacolors???? Well, what I came up with is one of my all-time favorite cards! It is nice to be forced outside of my comfort zone every now and then!

Everything on my card, except the Cuttlebug folder, came from Pez-a-Doodle Designs. They have SUCH fabulous shopping!

I started by sponging Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany onto the piece I Cuttlebugged. Then I added a little Tea Stain on top of that. My flower box is also done the same way. I used the Inkssentials blending tool for my sponging – I love that thing! I stamped the window on a different piece of cardstock in Walnut Stain, and sponged Tea Stain to “color” it. I cut the window and the flower box out and lined them up so I could use a variety of Adirondack Inks (Pesto, Meadow, and Watermelon) to stamp the flowers. The window panes are covered with Ranger Gossy Accents, which had the effect of slightly softening the lines of the stamps – I love the way the flowers turned out!

Once the glossy accents dried, I adhered the whole thing together. And seriously, I love how soft and pretty it is! Oh – I forgot to tell you what awesome stamp line these stamps came from!! They are brand new Flower Soft stamps! Marti has an amazing selection of Flower Soft products at awesome prices!

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