I’m so excited that Trinity Stamps has started a monthly challenge for you to play along with! This month the theme is floral. I wanted to help you think outside of the box so I’ve chosen secondary images from two Trinity Stamps stamp sets to create this beautiful floral card. I used Love You Bunches from the January release and the Nutty Squirrel from last fall!
I had the general design layout in my head so I jumped right in to stamping my images. The cherry blossom and rose are from Love You Bunches and the smaller flower images are all from Nutty Squirrel. I colored them with my copics and used coordinating dies from Love You Bunches and Nutty Squirrel to cut them all out.
For my background, I was inspired by my friend, Candice Fisher, over at CandiCards. She’s always sharing beautiful inspiration. She used similar colors on a stenciled background last week and I loved it so much I had to try it. I don’t have the same colors she used so I chose distress oxides in abandoned coral, dried marigold and tattered rose. After blending with my Trinity Blending Buddies, I spritzed it with water and trimmed it down so I had a small white border from my cardbase.
I laid my images out to make sure I had enough to fill the space and get a general idea where I wanted them. Then I used foam squares for some and liquid glue for the rest to adhere them to my panel. Next, I die cut the hello senti-mini words from black and vellum, glued them together and then to the cardbase and stamped a sentiment from the hello senti-mini stamps below that. Then this panel is popped up on my card base with foam tape.
For finishing touches on this card I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flower centers and roses and also a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops around the design.
It’s fun to look at your stamps in a different way and get extra use out of them by using those secondary images that sometimes don’t get touched for a card all their own. I hope you’ll dig in your stash and join us for this fun challenge. Click here to head to the blog post where you can link up your creations!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!