Happy Sunday! The weather was beautiful this weekend here in North Carolina. It felt like Spring ALL weekend! I am popping in with a card to share. It is that time of year where I start to think about outdoor flowers blooming. I finally had a chance to play along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge so I thought it would be a perfect time to ink up my Make It Market Mini: Color Pop Florals.
First of all, I love stamping backgrounds. It is where I get into the zone! However, I must say I am really loving these interactive papers PTI has come out with. I think it is so fun to see just how different a look I can create each time using the same pattern piece. For instance, instead of using the stencil on the large and medium size flowers on the background paper, I inked each flower stamp, sponged the edges with a darker color, then stamped the flower. I like this look since it leaves a white border around each flower. Makes them pop. I did use the stencils to sponge the tiny flowers and all of the leaves before I stamped the centers. I die cut in gold the sentiment that comes in this set. I layered two more times with smooth white card stock. I like the texture I get stamping on the linen card stock, too.
I die cut my circle with PTI polka dot vellum using the Petite Places base die. I die cut and stamped a few more flowers and leaves, inked and added to the card. I was feeling the sponge stamping technique with these flowers. I chose more contrasting sponged edges. I finished with some loose string and sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!