Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Flowery wishes with Sunshine Mail

It's a new month, which means a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (April 1 - 15). Our theme is "Flowers" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (Donation guidelines here).

I'd also like to invite you to join our April Card Drive; Just enter either of our April challenges and send in at least one signed card (just write a nice little message inside and sign it with your first name) to be entered to win a bunch of awesome prizes! All the info is here.

I used Art Nouveau Vases by Hope Jacare Doodles to make this funky Shabby Chic card:

The image is actually printed directly onto the main background; I used an embossing diffuser and embossing folder from Tim Holtz so that the image itself isn't embossed. I added some color with Barely Banana SU! ink. I colored the image with Copics; I texturized parts of the images using Blender solution & Aida cloth. The flowers are colored with a yellow glaze pen.

Can you tell what die I used for the edge embellishments? I used my new Die-namics Notebook Edge die by MFT, but kept the negative part. Isn't it pretty‽ 

The sentiment, a quote from Shakespeare, is from a Clear Art Stamps set. I stamped it on manilla cardstock and cut the edge with the same die as the edge pieces. I finished the card with some peach baker's twine.

I'm entering this card into the following fabulous challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #13: Anything Goes with Flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room #91: Freestyle
Lexi's Creations: Punches and/or Dies
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes
Stamp and Create April Challenge: Use at least 1 Die Cut
Sunday Stamper: Nature

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us for the Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge,


  1. Beautiful, love it. Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. Really pretty! Love the embossed background and the die cut borders. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  3. I love the soft pastel colours and pretty image, slightly art deco! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations this challenge! Hugs Susan x

  4. pretty! love the colors.

  5. This is beautiful! I love your work. I became a follower. :)

  6. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creatiions.
    Hugs Julie x

  7. such a pretty card, loving the embossing too... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. This is really pretty! I love the diecut borders & beautiful embossing!


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