Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thanks bunches

I have a million reasons to be thankful a bunch of them!! Today is is the most glorious spring day thus far this year. I am looking out my studio window and the daffodils are blooming their hearts out! I am done school till June and I have a free day to stamp. What could be better.

I needed a thank you card. For some reason I have a million birthday cards stock piled, not so many thank yous. Since I had to make a card, I decided to check into some challenges to give me inspiration. 

Much to my surprise ShowCASe Your Style was looking for thank you cards! Perfect!

Happy Little Stampers,  a new to me challenge site was looking for the use of stencils in your project. I used a very old and the first stencil I ever purchased, way back when.... even before they were trending.
Curtain Call had a photo inspiration using a bouquet of flowers. 

And AAA cards had the word "springtime" as your inspiration.

I got very busy and created this fun tag thank you card. I die cut the tag and sponged inspiration colors through the stencil. To create a more dramatic effect I outlined the stenciled image with a sharpie. This is one of my favorite tricks to use with stencils.

Check out all of these great challenges and I am sure your creative juices will begin to flow!


Sazzle Dazzle said...

A super striking design and gorgeous spring blooms Sue. Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards this week.

Kylie said...

Hi Sue, this is a wonderful card. Love the tags! You have actually linked this up at the HLS Sketch challenge and not the Stencilling challenge but I will fix that up for you right now. Thanks so much for playing at Happy Little Stampers xx

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured flower panel. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Sue. Love the sponged flowers and how you outlined them with a Sharpie. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Loll said...

Such a pretty and cheerful tag card Sue! Love the use of the stencil and the outlining makes a huge difference. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Victoria Lavender said...

Your tags are great! Colors are so vibrant and reminiscent of Spring. Thanks for playing & sharing with us at AAA CAS Card Challenges. Cheers, Victoria

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a wonderful card and a great combination of inspiring challenges. Love the design and the colors. Thanks for sharing, linking up with us and playing at AAA Cards!

Jill Vickers said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The stencilling is beautiful and I love how you outlined it to create the definition! It is a great Springtime card and I am so glad you shared it with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill