Welcome!! And thanks so much for stopping by :-) Thought I would add another card to my stash which could be used as a Thank-you card, Happy Birthday, Friendship - anything really. I am a huge fan of Penny Black 'Margaret Sherry' stamps - can't get enough of their furry friends - they are so cute!
I also made this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge #54 on the Splitcoaststampers website of 'Wishing for Spring'. See this link for the deets: I *LOVE* Spring flowers especially when the daffodils and jonquils start flowering in my garden. How amazing that you get these beautiful flowers from a bulb that looks nothing more than a brown onion! And I am also entering it in the Penny Black Saturday Week 92 Challenge of: Spring Flowers. See this link for the deets.
I have used this Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder (from the Hello Kitty Spring Set #2) alot lately because the middle is blank for me to stamp my image & it fits LOTS of images I have in my stamp stash. Plus it easily fits in my Cuttlebug with the same sandwich as Cuttlebug folders. Makes for a quick and simple card because there is no layering. I made 3 similar cards in 1 day - just with different images but with the same ef - that's a record for me! I lightly added some Kaisercolour chalks (pink, lemon and blue) to the dry embossing.
The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils and I added Kindyglitz to the flowers. It didn't take long to colour because the flowers/leaves aren't too detailed - just a flick of colour with the pencil and "smudged" with the paper stump/Gamsol - just to give an impression of shading/highlighting. I lightly chalked the background for the sky etc with the same colours that I used for the dry embossing.
I stamped the sentiment with Stazon ink and the tiny punched hearts (2 next to the sentiment and 3 around the flowers) are the leftover punchies from my EK Success Arrows Border punch (they look like tiny hearts to me).
Thanks for having a peek at my card!