Happy Friday! I’m back again today with some Asters Abuzz from Power Poppy, one of our new digital stamps that Marcy so expertly illustrated. When I see all the bees buzzing in my flower gardens it feels so happy and a little wild....so that’s definitely what happened with this card. Leslie is also challenging us this month to use our patterned paper in our Hang Some Paper Challenge...and I definitely went a little wild with that!
This gorgeous image really sings summer :) I printed it onto XPress It Blending Card stock and then die cut only part of the image with my Simon Says Stamps Stitched Circle dies. I inset it into the patterned paper using the reverse cut of the stitched circle dies in the background layer of the patterned paper too, one of the great features of these dies is that they have a positive and negative row of cutting edges.
Now...lets just say, when I went through my patterned paper I found this sheet that was so perfectly matched to the image I couldn’t go without using it - even if it does make it all a little wild. I mean, aren’t those flowers and leaves in the design a perfect match to the asters and clover?
I added some wild and crazy pom pom ribbon, sequins and a sentiment from another Power Poppy set, aptly named Go Wild. Did I go a little too wild? I think that maybe the jury is still out on that :)
Here’s my Bloom Brigade sisters in action....
Christine Okken (you are here)