Welcome to Day 8 in a row of posting! I was in and out of the Craft Cave yesterday in between doing other odds and ends around the house. I really couldn't sit at my desk for too long because I was starting to seize up - I took my second ever Pilates class on Saturday and as Sunday wore on I was getting more and more sore. I guess that means it was a good workout. It's something I've wanted to try for ages and have just never gotten around to. Lately though my lower back has been bugging me and I know it's because I have zero core strength so I bit the bullet and took advantage of a two classes for the price of one intro deal and tried it out. It's hard work and my core is even worse than I thought but I feel good at the end of it so I'm going to stick with it.
Now on to the reason you're really here. I have two flower cards to share today. This first one is for the current Colour Throwdown challenge. I used an NBUS Altenew stamp set and fussy cut and popped up the flower and leaves for a little dimension. I didn't want the white band across the bottom of the card to be too thick so I trimmed out the top of the sentiment which I really like the look of. A scattering of gems around the sentiment and I was done!
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stamping' Up
Stamps: (Flower & sentiment from Layered Lily) Altenew
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Smokey Slate) Stamping' Up
Next up is a card for the Fusion challenge. I used the pink flowers from the photo inspiration and the sketch (which I turned 90 degrees to the left). I'm shaking my head now that I look at it though because the original plan had been to use some yellow chevron paper on the side and clearly somewhere along the way I got distracted by those pretty grey stripes! Guess I'll just have to make another one...
That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with the latest CASology challenge. See you then!
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tim Holtz Watercolor) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stamping' Up
Patterned Paper: (Let's Polka 6x6) Lawn Fawn
Stamps: (Flower & leaves from Freestyle Florals) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Wonderful Words) CASual Fridays
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana) Stamping' Up