As soon as I watched Lizzie's Make It Monday video, I knew I had to try it. I left her a comment saying I knew I'd be doing a close case of her card, as the Botanical Bounty stamp set was already laying on my desk. I'd borrowed it from a friend to play with, and have since ordered myself a set with one of my birthday gift certificates. Here's Lizzie's fabulous card:
And here's my very close copy, although I wouldn't presume to say my flowers were anywhere near as well stamped and blended. It was my first attempt and it was a bit of trial and error.
I covered a card made from Spring Rain with a piece of striped vellum from the Sheer Basics pack, and used the stripes to guide the placement of the sentiment strip which was stamped with another of the sentiments from "Thank You Kindly" that I used in yesterday's post. All the flowers and leaves are from the "Botanical Bounty" set. I like them a lot more than I expected I would, and am anxious for mine to arrive so I can play with them without the die cuts. Getting accurate die cuts has definitely been on the technique list for the #100DayProject, and I think I finally have that pretty much under control.
All the leaves were adhered directly to the vellum, but I used dimensional tape on most of the flowers. The design is a bit of a departure from the clean and simple style I usually produce, but I think I'll find someone who will appreciate the most elaborate card.
I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the Papertrey Ink blog hop. Today has turned out to be a lot less busy than anticipated---mainly because I cancelled one commitment due to an unusual allergy attack. Turns out I can make cards even with burning, drippy eyes!