The dotted embossed, watercolored base panel was in my leftover pile, so that was my starting point for this card for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #247 - a super fun layout by Shannon! I had some odds and ends of watercolor cardstock that I colored with distress inks for the leaves: Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. The flowers were stamped using Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade distress inks.
STAMPS: Garden Bunch (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Ranger watercolor CS, White by PTI.
DIES: Stitched Rectangle by Lil' Inker Designs; Small Hello by Simon Says Stamp; Garden Bunch Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti.
I finally remembered to buy some Press' n Seal...a product by Glad that was invented by the husband of one of my stamping idols - Jennifer McGuire. This is really a super helpful tool when you are layering tiny dies! In the past, I would lay the pieces on the card until I got the arrangement the way I wanted, but getting it all glued down would be a struggle and things would shift all around. I'm sure you know the feeling. For a video showing this process better than I could describe, you'll want to watch Laurie Willison as she guests on Jennifer's blog and shows us how to use it HERE.
As Bugs Bunny used to say...that's all folks! Yes, I'm dating myself. (smile)