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Hi Everyone.

Happy Monday.

Popping in with a quick post today.  I did manage to spend a little time in my craft room yesterday and played along with this great sketch at FreshlyMade

As the vertical element was going to be popped off the page, I didn't want to add more bulk to the card by adding an embossed or speciality paper for the middle element.  I decided to use a stencil to create a pattern for that area instead.   I then used my Ellen Hutson stitched dies to add a stitched detail above and below the stenciling.

Here's a closeup:

Stunning Cosmos Closeup (1 of 1)

For the vertical element, I stamped two flowers from the Altenew Stunning Cosmos set and die-cut them with the matching dies.

I added a little shimmer and shine to the flowers with a gel roller:

Stunning Cosmos Closeup flowers (1 of 1)

I mounted the pink flower and stem directly onto the card base, but popped up the yellow flower to add some dimension.

Stunning Cosmos (1 of 1)

A nice, bright card with spring in mind.... Mind you, looking out of our window - Spring is a long way away.  Oh... and let's not talk about the weather advisory that puts us at close to -50 from Tuesday to Thursday!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White #110
  • Stamps: Stunning Cosmos - Altenew.   Sentiment:  Snippets - Penny Black
  • Inks:  Altenew.  Gina K Amalgam Black