Sometimes an image just strikes you and you just gotta color it... and then when you get done, you just gotta hurry up and get it on a card.. this beautiful flower from the Flowers in Bloom Digi Set from Polka Dot Orchard was one of those.
And then once I got it colored up and cut out it was so hard to design a card around it because it had to be just right... one of those where I have lots of extra background panels and die cuts left over and waiting to be used on another project because they just weren't exactly right! I knew I wanted to use these beautiful scalloped circles from Rubbernecker Stamps to frame it... it just took me a while to figure out what colors to use...lol!
For my background I finally decided to use this one. I cut the panel using this Kat Scrappiness die and then applied some Decofoil Transfer Gel using this Newton's Nook Stencil and this awesome foil from Brutus Monroe. I splattered my background with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some red and black watercolor that I mixed with Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust to add some shimmer.
This sweet sentiment is from another beautiful set available over at Polka Dot Orchard, Spread Your Wings. I created a bouquet with a Wheat die from Frantic Stamper and another leaf die from MFT and "wrapped" it in a corner doily die that I believe is no longer available at Brutus Monroe.
And that's it... I added a few red gems to scatter the red just a little... my red splatters didn't stay red on that black cardstock so it felt like it needed something and it made my eyes happy.
I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is all about Stencils! You should check it out!
Thanks for stopping! Hope you'll come back tomorrow for the next installment of Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas! I'll announce the winner from April and Debra and I will be sharing the Christmas cards we've created this month!
In the meantime, check out Polka Dot Orchard's shop here!
These are the Polka Dot Orchard sets I used today: