Friday, March 2, 2012

F4A106 and SSS Challenges

 Greetings all!  Back today with a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Friday challenge F4A106 (True Blue Flowers) and the Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge.  While SSS encourages you to use My Mind's Eye stamps for this challenge if you have them, I don't have any of these stamps.  So instead I used a new Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp/die set ("Floral") I just received from SSS and have been itching to play with:

After stamping the flowers on white cardstock using SU Bashful Blue and YoYo Yellow (markers), I enhanced the shading using Copic markers.  The flowers were die cut using the matching dies in the set, then given some dimension using a ball burnisher.  The frames were cut with another new acquisition:  Quickutz Nesting Frame 3.  These are so cool because they include a mat layer to match several sizes of frame.  The mat frame here was colored using Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink.  The patterned paper is from DCWV's Nana's Kitchen mat stack, and the little blue die cut blooms were cut from SU Bashful Blue using PTI's Bloom Builders 3 die.  The sentiment is from SU All Year Cheer I.

Well that's all I have for now, thanks for stopping by!



  1. Cyndie those flowers are so gorgeous and your card is so beautiful too. You did such a lovely job with the blues.

  2. No singing the blues here Cyndie...LOVE THIS! It's so sweet and fresh. WOW do I love the shape of this Quickutz frame. Marvelous card ;)

  3. WOW you have picked the most beautiful blues for this one! Your flowers look so 3-dimensional and real with the extra colouring on the flowers. I don't have any MME stamps either so I will have to improvise as well.

  4. Love these flowers, Cyndie! so pretty in blue!


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