Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Card Concept #72 {April Showers}

It's time for our next project over at The Card Concept and this is Challenge #72 with the theme April Showers.  I was inspired by all the color and the fun galoshes to create a bright and cheerful mixed media card for the challenge. I love to send cards for no particular reason at all.  So a card that says "Hello" or "Smile" or "Just a Note" are the ones I use most often.

I started my card by stamping two of the the daffodils from Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers - Daffodil Stamp Set in Versamark and Heat Embossing them in Simon Say Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder onto Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper. This daffodil is such a nice size that one would be plenty on a card front but because there were so many flowers in the inspiration photo, I really filled that card front up by using two.  I watercolored the blooms with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Yellow and Orange and the leaves in Mowed Lawn Distress Marker. I went over the leaves and flowers with Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.  Once everything was dry, I die cut them them with the coordinating Year of Flowers - Daffodil Die.

For my background panel, I wanted a lot of color like the inspiration image so I cut a stitched rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die in the largest size which makes your panel about 4 x 5.25 inches.  I mounted the background panel with tape runner and then glued the daffodils to the background panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The circle "Smile" is an older Simon Says Stamp Die and the circle behind it is from a plain circle die set made by Quickutz several years ago that I already had in my tools.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to check in over at the Card Concept Challenge Blog to see all the inspiration from the Design Team and fellow cardmakers!


  1. This is so springy!! That plaid with those daffodils screams happiness!

  2. Love those daffodils! They look great against the plaid!

  3. I love those glorious daffodils, so bright and uplifting. Love the plaid background too.


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