Monday, April 26, 2021

Blooming Thoughts

The weekend flew by so quickly! Keeping grand kids on Saturday, cooking/baking for the w/e, church on Sunday...soon there was little time for stamping - lol! I did complete my card for the Fusion challenge this Thursday, but not an extra one to post until this morning. 

I wanted to use the awesome spring colors in the Sunday Stamps challenge, so I went right away to the recently released set called Blooming Thoughts from Ink to Paper.

I had this yellow card base - white embossed with the Vintage
Postage Stamp and layered with a Border Bling: Skinny Postage die - in my leftover pile for quite some time. When I saw the sketch for the new Paper Players challenge, I decided it would fit. The oval is nearly hidden and the center horizontal "band" element is a bit wider than in the sketch, but hopefully the challenge police won't come after me! I love tying the 3 floral sprays together with twine for a quick and easy nosegay!

STAMPS: Blooming Thoughts, Vintage Postage (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: Lemon Tart, White (Ink to Paper).

INK: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise; Versamark.

DIES: Blooming Thoughts, Border Bling: Skinny Postage (Ink to Paper).

OTHER: Altenew Pure White Opaque embossing powder; Twine.

This week finally sounds like we will have some spring-like temperatures! Yay! I am nursing along a number of plants inside the house that belong outside. Maybe I'll get to place them outdoors soon. Have a great Monday everyone!   ~Wanda


Heather said...

Beautiful, Wanda - lovely use of our colors! Love that lacy background and border - perfect to set off those stems! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

laurie said...

This is gorgeous wanda!! Love the pretty blooms. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Wanda, this is so beautiful! I love all the yellow and the fabulous layers I adore the floral sprays and the twine pulls it all together. You rocked my challenge this week! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Such a lovely card Wanda, I used to see your blog all the time, but since that challenge closed, I forget to check on you.

Melissa Grant said...

What a beautiful classy card done in the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

Stamp With Amy K said...

Just beautiful! Great way to use those colors, love this design! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Stef Perry said...

Isn't it just wonderful when your stash yields just the right thing for the card you want to make? It's one of my favorite things, especially if you don't have a lot of spare time, which sounds like your weekend. The layers are gorgeous and perfect to showcase the pretty floral spray! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps, wanda, always love seeing you in the gallery!

Annette Elliott said...

What a beautiful card! Your floral stems really pop against the white embossed background. What a perfect sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with this weeks color challenge at Sunday Stamps!