I was so itching to make a card that I just finally took the time to do it. I can't believe I was missing it so much after not doing a card for over a week. The grandsons have kept me busy but today I got a wee break so I took advantage of it.
I am in need of birthday cards soon so thought I would work on one today using the Out West 2 set by Theresa Momber and also the smallest circle flower image from the Simple Flowers set by Tami Mayberry. Those little flowers were stamped in black and then I fussy cut around them so that so just a hint of the black showed.
I made it into a shaped card using the Spellbinder Grand Ovals set by using the two smallest oval dies. The brayer painted background was cut out with the largest of the Classic Ovals Large set. I love how those match up right in sequence with the Grand Ovals. And, although I cannot use the largest oval die from the Grand Ovals set I still can use all the others with my Big Kick.
I mentioned the brayer painted background in the above paragraph. I did that by taking a rubber brayer and instead of rolling it on the glossy white paper I used it much like a paint brush picking up colors randomly from different colors of dye ink to paint a colorful look. This one I did quite some time ago and had always planned to use it in a card. I thought it resembled a hot sizzling desert scene when I added the cactus images to it.
My sentiment was placed on the acrylic block so that it went the shape of the oval. I love that about the clear stamps. One can bend them differently than just the straight way they were manufactured. Gives one more versatility with them that way.
I popped the bigger cacti which was stamped on white paper. Then I stamped the smallest circle flower images from the Simple Flowers set in black ink and fussy cut around them so that just a smidgen of the black showed around the white petals. In the center of each flower I took a Viva Sunny Yellow Pearl Pen to add color to the center of each flower which I then popped up onto the cacti. I even did some research online to see what colors the flowers on the cacti should be, so I hope this is a fair resemblance.
I am entering this into the Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge for this week in which we are to use a popped flower.I am also entering this into the Repeat Impressions DCC618-Shaped or Fun Fold cards challenge hosted by Karen Hasheck.