Warm, sunny days are not the norm for April in our neck of the woods. Because of that, our favorite campground isn't full until next month. We got the best water front site even though we called at the last minute. Unfortunately, my internet connection was very spotty, so I'm hopelessly behind on blog reading & commenting, but I'll be around as soon as I can. Couldn't wait to make some cards & I started with PTI MIM. I like to use all PTI stamps & dies for their challenges, so my options were limited.
The background is made with Quilled Elegance & the die cut is Wonderful Words: Hello. Gotta say, I had no idea how to color the word, so just did it randomly with 3 Distress Markers. The black frame is PTI Double Ups Rectangles dies. Pretty hard to read the word, but I like the idea & decided to try again.
For this one I used PTI Peaceful Poinsettia along with Winnie & Walter's Noel Cutaway--much better results. In fact, I think this is my favorite card using the poinsettia stamp.
Again I used Versafine for the stamping, but this time I colored with Memento markers. I kind of made a mess of the background panel since my shimmer mist globbed & when I opened the bottle to use it with a brush I spilled it! Doesn't look too bad in the photo & I wasn't willing to start over. We'll see if it gets sent, though--haha! The panel was mounted to a piece of shimmery blue cardstock & I added some pink Nuvo Drops. The wider word die works better for this technique & I like leaving some unstamped areas. Actually, I have another card in mind, so you may see this technique again soon. I'm entering this one for PTI MIM, Rudolph Days, SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & WAW.
My final card is for SSS Flickr Challenge #96. I used the wonderful SSS Spring Flowers stamp set colored with Zigs & the sentiment is from SSS Thoughtful Messages.
I spread some Nuvo glitter drops in the flower centers & opened my black Zig to use for the splatters--worked great! The mat is shimmery cardstock like the last card--just a different shade. I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & WAW. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.