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Springtime Pussywillows

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Today I’m playing along with the ‘Choose Two’ challenge at Just Add Ink.

The choices were stencilling, heat embossing and/or texture paste. Well I haven’t used texture paste for ages so I knew I definitely wanted to use that and chose stencilling as my second option.

I started off by lightly stencilling a My Favorite Things brick stencil onto my card base with Pumice Stone distress ink. Then I mixed a little Speckled Egg distress ink into some texture paste and applied it through the stencil.

I decided to add The Greetery’s Pussy Willow Botanicuts dies as my focal point – all coloured with distress oxide ink and Prismacolor pencil. The sentiment is by Memory Box.

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Curio Spring Greetings

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Today I’m playing along in the spring Time Out challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use the full Curio Spring Findings die set from The Greetery for a while and this challenge was the perfect excuse, especially as the challenge graphic reminds me of the Crocus Mother’s Day card I made with The Greetery dies!

This card was quite the labour of love – it took me so much longer than expected to colour all those little die cuts with distress ink. But I got there in the end! I adhered all the dies onto a base I’d created by lightly blending some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto Simon Says Stamp fog cardstock. I like how that turned out so will definitely be doing that again!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Wildflower bouquet

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Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a very LucieG-palette of pink, sage green, lavender and blue.

It’s weird, but when the combo contains MY colours, I always feel a bit more pressure to show them off well. Today, I decided to create a bouquet of colourful wildflowers using The Greetery’s Wildflower botanicuts and a bouquet die from Simply Graphic, all coloured with distress inks. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2022!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share one of the cards I gave to my lovely mum today!

My mum has been very keen to have purple crocuses in her garden this year and when I saw The Greetery’s new crocus botanicuts set, I knew it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for her!

I spent a while trying a lot of different ink combos – using regular distress inks and distress oxides. In the end I just used one colour (Villainous Potion Oxide) and simply applied it more lightly for some petals. I absolutely loved making these flowers and ended up with a HUGE bunch for her card!

I adhered them onto a circle of patterned paper and then added an Avery Elle sentiment and a few sequins to complete my card.

I’m entering this into a new-to-me challenge, Cardz for Galz, where the theme is Spring Flowers for Mother’s Day.

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Butterfly Stem

Happy Saturday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of orange, green and tan.

I may have over thought the palette here and ended up learning all about different shades of tan online! In the end, I tried to match the colour in the inspiration picture and cut some patterned paper with a Greetery die for the background panel.

Anyway, I used an older Memory Box die, the Rylan Butterfly Stem, which is dated 2016 but I thought it was a bit older than that! I coloured it with distress inks and added some orange butterflies from Memory Box’s Butterfly Ensemble and inlaid them in the stem – they don’t fill the space completely, but I think they are a pretty good match!

The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

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Perfect Pussy Willows

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of grey, yellow, tan and black.

I just got my new dies from The Greetery’s spring release and I love how Betsy demonstrated how to add a bit of colour to the pussy willow stems so I decided to use those dies with the colour combo – I don’t think I would have ever used the combo of Tea Dye and Hickory Smoke distress inks for the stems otherwise! I like how they turned out! I added some yellow to the individual buds but also sponged a yellow circle to add a bit more of that colour to my card.

I added a Waffle Flower vase and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment to complete my card.

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