Hello crafty friends, and welcome to another card featuring die cuts – it does seem to be becoming a bit of theme for me! I’ve gone back to the ‘friendship flower’ dies from Julie Hickey Designs for this card, inspired by a few of this week’s challenges. The layout picks up the new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the colours are from Just Us Girls (with green as my additional colour), and I added in the central column of diecut, square & twine from TicTacToe‘s grid.
I started by cutting a square of white card and blending ‘brken china’ Distress Oxide across Claritystamp’s ‘clouds’ mask onto it, adding extra around the edge to enhance it. I also blended the blue onto a strip of white card which I attached to a 5×7 card blank and added the cloudy square on top. Really sorry, but I forgot to take a photo at this point! I die cut the friendship flowers and blended ‘festive berries’ onto the petals and ‘mowed lawn’ on the stems. I tied a bow in white twine around the stems, then glued them onto the card font.
I die cut the small centre from Julie’s new ‘beautiful blooms’ dies, blended ‘mustard seed’ onto them and glued them on the flowers. I finished by stamping the sentiment from ‘vertical wishes’ onto a die cut banner, again in the ‘broken china’ and popped it onto the card front.
I just thought these looked really summery in the red & yellow, and they look a lot perkier than the poor flowers in their pots out on my decking at the moment. It’s been so hot and dry here I’ve been watering them twice a day to try and keep them going!