I sure enjoy the company during these quiet days!
Today I'm playing with the Flower Challenge, NBUS Challenge and Twofer Challenge,
This month Darnell is asking for FLOWERS.
How could I not participate in this one?
I've had this hollyhock stamp and die in my NBUS box for almost two years.
It's about time I got around to using them!
Card #1 - A birthday card
I've inked the stamp with Distress ink, spritzed with water and stamped
onto cold press watercolor paper. After I stamped, I moved the paper
over and stamped again. I've die cut and watercolored some flowers
and placed them in the foreground with dimensionals to make them stand out.
A leftover strip of the watercolor paper worked for the sentiment and
I wove it through the flowers. To keep with the monochrome theme, the sentiment
was stamped with Aged Mahogany ink. (That background pink is a much better
match for the flowers IRL, no matter what the camera thinks!)
My Non-conventional Twofer - a fun way to say hello
A sweet friend recently gifted me with this stamp and die set.
Isn't it adorable? I giggled the whole time I was working on this card!
I used one of the Hollyhock dies to embossed the roll of tp.
The background was done the same way as card #1 except on a die cut
Neenah square. The little mouse was colored with watercolor pencils and
the embossed tp has a bit of watercolor on the flowers.
The background was cut freehand sort of in the shape of a roll of toilet paper.
Oh, in case you're worried, we have plenty of toilet paper.
So far...If this shortage doesn't last too much longer.
The Flower Challenge: Monochrome
NBUS Challenge: Never Before Used Schtuff
Twofer Challenge: Flowers
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Full Bloom Hollyhocks (IO), Wildflowers (TT)
Ink: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany (DI)
Paper: Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Petal Pink (SU), Neenah
Other: Hollyhocks Die (IO), Double Pierced Rectangles (AE)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Full Bloom Hollyhocks (IO), TP (Inky Stamper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spun Sugar DI, WOW Embossing
Paper: Neenah, Basic Black (SU)
Other: Hollyhocks Die (IO), TP Did (Inky Stamper), Nested Wacky Stitched Square Die (Cottage Cutz), White, EP, Fancy Fans EF (ret. SU)