Hello my friends! I hope you are all doing well. I have made a card for the As You See It Challenge today. The challenge this week is a "fill in the blank" challenge. The statement is My first favourite flower of Spring is.....For me hands down it is a pansy. To see their brightly coloured flowers definitely means Spring to me.
I was thinking about this card for a couple of days before I actually got a chance to give it a try. Of course, as per my usual way, things changed completely and this is not quite like my original thought. I wanted to use the Pansy Patch Bundle and wanted to heat emboss on vellum. That is as close to the original plan as I got.
I decided to use the new 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum instead of regular vellum. I love this new vellum! It doesn't show up well in the picture but it is really sparkly. I used Versamark to stamp the smaller pansy image on to the Fresh Freesia vellum. I added white embossing powder (from the Basics embossing powder set) and heated it with my Heat Tool to melt. Once it was cooled, I used the corresponding die from the Pansy Dies to cut out my flowers. I used the smaller, solid leaf die to cut out some leaves from the Evening Evergreen vellum.
I used one of the dies from the Hippo & Friends set to cut out a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used glue dots to add my pansies and then used Tombo multipurpose glue to add my leaves. I added a Pale Papaya coloured rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels to the center of my pansies.
I added a "swirl" of ribbon to the back of my flower piece using the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.
I used a Basic White Thick card base. On top of that I added a layer of Fresh Freesia cardstock that I embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder. I added my flower piece to the card front using dimensionals.
I stamped my sentiment on to a strip of Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut banner edges into both edges of my strip of cardstock. I then added this piece to my card using dimensionals.
What I used for today's card:
Here is another sign of Spring. A friend and I were walking along the boardwalk on the weekend and we came across this family of geese. The little ones are so cute and fluffy! The parents were keeping a close watch so we kept our distance but I was able to get a picture of the cuteness.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Do pansies make you think of Spring? If not, which flower makes you think Spring? Make a card and post it on the AYSI Challenge page.
Stay well and keep creating!