The sun is shining outside! It seems like it's been ages since I have seen the sun. Everything seems better when the sun is shining, right? I'm also enjoying a rare treat, I have the house all to myself tonight. Which means I will spend the whole evening in the craft room, woohoo!
Today's card is created using Bloom With Hope, which is quickly becoming one of my favourite floral stamp sets. I have been planning a card like this for quite some time, and now I was inspired by several great challenges. I started by stamping the flowers onto scrap paper until I had a layout I liked. Then I started by stamping the big flower, and created a mask for it. I stamped the flowers around it, creating more masks to mask all the flowers as I went along. Quite a bit of fussy cutting, but I think the result was worth it. Then I coloured the flowers using Copics, which kept me entertained for quite a while. Last I added the ribbon and tag.
This card was inspired by the challenge picture over at The Card Concept. I was inspired by the colours, the flowers and the pink ribbon. I was also inspired by the floral theme over at The Friday Mashup and the theme "Spring Flowers" at Allsorts Challenge. I am also linking up with Daring Cardmakers where the theme is January Blues (The logic being I hope the flowers and bright colours will help the recipient shake their January blues). Last but not least I will also link up with Inspiration Emporium where the theme is Fresh Start, and the challenge is just to get going again and create anything.
Card: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card Baby Pink, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Bloom With Hope, Chalk Talk
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Write Markers Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Other: Stampin' Up Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, pink ribbon from my stash