My first card is for the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge. I'm really having fun doing some cross stitching again. This time I used the Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die & a tulip pattern from MFT. I didn't center the pattern on my die cut, but thankfully I was able to make a frame so I could use my completed piece. Next time I'll be more careful with my counting.
The sentiment from Altenew Painted Greetings was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist & trimmed into a tag. I added a crochet thread bow & a pearl stick pin before attaching it with foam tape. Think I'll use an Easter sentiment inside. I'm also entering HA National Craft Month, SSS Wednesday & SSS Work it Wednesday.
Next is my card for PTI LFF. This week we are to pick a favorite MIM challenge & one of my favorites was Dawn's Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds. I have lots of acrylic paint that I almost never use. Several of them are metallics & I chose periwinkle, emerald green, rose & pearl lace. Hard to capture the sheen, but it's beautiful in real life.
I used PTI Bold Borders: Foliage Die to frame the stripes. The rest of the green paint in my palette was brushed onto a white scrap & used for the die cut sentiment. The center white rectangle was stamped in Soft Stone with the dotted image from Your Beautiful Birthday. I would never have thought of that without seeing Rebecca do it here.
Finished off with Crystal Stickles on the leaves. I don't use that glitter glue very often since it has a pinkish cast--perfect for this card. Love these colors for Easter, so that will be the sentiment inside. I'm also entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
Last is a card using a couple leftover SSS Spring Flowers leafy image die cuts done when I was playing with Distress Markers. The images are gold embossed & the sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages is brown embossed. I added gold splatters & gold Pico Embellisher dots.
Took me forever to figure out the design of this simple card, but at least I'm happy with the final result. I send lots of friendship cards, but think I'll save this one until Fall. I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 120, SSS Wednesday & The Snippets Playground.
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