Our sweet friend, Bev, from Happy Dance fame, is the featured designer over at The Challenge #55,
dazzling us with this pretty shimmery scribbled flower delight:
How could I *not* play along? So I did, using my new, very-much-smitten-with Lovely Spring stamp and die set:
I'm not skilled when it comes to 'side' panels of any sort (my edges are always askew, unless I have dies to help me out. I need some 'strip' ones...any suggestions?) and for some reason, a few challenges this past week have asked for those very things. Stretched my boundaries, they did! For this card, rather than cut a strip, I went with random-ish stamping on the panel. Added a wreath, a couple of sentiments, some popped up die-cut flowers and ta dahhhh!
Actually, this wound up being the fifth card I made using Lovely Spring, because...well, I also haven't dabbled very much with creating 'random' backgrounds. Before designing this card, I went in search of some 'practice' material, and found precisely what I needed over at incredibly talented Yoosun Hur's site, Rejoicing Crafts. She created stunning cards, which I basically translated here. Hers are much prettier, with the extra details she added (twine, sequins...), but mine do make me smile. Hope they have the same impact on the people I'll be sending them to....
I'll be back soon...
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday; thank you for spending part of it with me!