We also have a fantastic sponsor this month, Altenew, who are offering their stunning cross stitch flower stamp set as a prize.
I had great fun making my card for this challenge, as I told Viv....
A) I heat embossed using a stencil to get the resist background on my 6x6 card.
B) I used the ink to watercolour over it. I dropped the brush. No probs I’ll cover it with the flowers.
C) I decided to add some splatters after adding the flowers. I’m rubbish at splattering. Mopped some of the splatters off. Tried to mask off part of the card with paper to add splatters in one area that I’d missed. Added extra splatters. Dropped the brush again (pesky carpal tunnel hands!).
D) Unable to rescue splatters. Found a die to cut down card front. Managed to die cut without amputating leaves, although top leaves look slightly out now.
E) Can’t figure out a composition that I like using die cut front.
F) Decide to make a shaped card.
G) Final touch - add diamond stickles to flowers. Set aside to dry.
H) Knock card whilst drying, smudging stickles on top flower. Try to wipe off and add replacement stickles.
I) Realise that the stickles has reacted with the ink. Clear iridescent stickles is now a dark pink that doesn’t match the flower colours. Where the replacement stickles were added is now a paler pink.
J) Set aside to dry hoping it’ll miraculously sort itself whilst drying overnight.
K) Look at card this morning. Stickles still look weird.
L) Try to rescue with some glue and purple glitter. Rescue mission fails.
M) Go for desperate measures. Manage to peel off flower heads that were on foam tape without damaging card. Stamp more flowers, fussy cut and replace on card.
N) Decide it needs something extra. Possibly some Nuvo drops?
O) Learn from mistakes. Make drops on craft mat rather than directly onto card.
P) Poke nuvo drops to check if dry. End up with nuvo drops on finger. Reflect that making lots had been a good idea.
Q) Go shopping, buy chocolate to console self. Buy blueberries in an attempt to offset chocolate.
R) Poke nuvo drops. Fingertip clean!
S) Decide where to position drops in card. Add glue to card. Too much comes out. Manage to scrape off excess without incident.
T) Breathe sigh of relief and relax admiring work.
U) Realise that a tiny bit of ink coloured stickles has caught on the top right edge of the card.
W) Decide stuff it, not messing about trying to fix it.
X) Eat chocolate. Resolve never to make another card.
Thankfully the lovely Viv photoshopped out my tiny smudge off the edge of my card and I’ve already started on my next card!