I decided to combine a couple of my cards with the Day One challenge at Papertrey Ink, which was to use the DT's favourite projects as inspiration. For my first card, I decided to try my hand at Heather's first card and stamp flowers over the front of my card.
I used The Sweet Life, with sweet blush, hisbiscus burst & raspberry fizz ink for the blooms and spring moss & ripe avocado for the leaves. I dabbed some ink onto a stamp case, added some water with a paint brush and painted over my blooms and leaves to give a watercolour effect. The sentiment was added using TBF #12.
For my next card, I was inspired to use Turning a New Leaf with Beautiful Butterflies, because of Cristina's last card in the first column:
For my next card, because I still had my friend's YOF:Roses, I stamped the blooms and leaves in versafine and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I also did the same with my sentiment from communique sentiments. Then, I pressed ink (sweet blush, scarlet jewel, ripe avocado) onto my stamp press, added some water with a paint brush and painted my stamped images.
For my last two cards, I was inspired by Heather's card and tag today and decided to use the same technique, but with my wonderful words stamps and dies. I pressed ink (enchanted evening, pure poppy, hawaiian shores, canyon clay and ripe avocado) onto my stamp press and added water with a paint brush and painted on some strokes. Then I ran my cardstock through my Big Shot with my happy die. I backed it in simply chartreuse cardstock and added some vellum, diecut with the double-ended banner die and stamped in versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Some stitching finishes it all off.
So for my last card, I used the "happy" that I'd diecut, along with some Crate Paper patterned paper, sweet blush and white cardstock, half & half dies and some buttons.
Thanks for looking!