Shine Bright & Spring Flowers

The Technique Challenge (TLC680) on Splitcoast is a dark to light gradient background. Well..I have a dark to light to dark bg. 

The checkerboard bg was stamped w/ white & clear embossed then I sponged the Distress inks from corner to corner. It was die cut & a very narrow black layer inserted between the 2 cut layers before putting them back together.

I split the greeting up to add the die cut Shine in the center. This die cut word was heat embossed w/ red glitter powder to make it sparkle & shine. I popped up the greeting panel to give it some dimension. Here’s the inside.


Stamps: DRS Designs –Sun Shine On You, Checkerboard Bg  (inside:  Sunny Day Birthday Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, fired brick, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean
Accessories: Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Momento shine die, clear embossing powder, red glitter embossing powder, sequins

This next card is for the Color Challenge (CC677) is peach, coral & a lt. emerald. 

I came as close as I could to these colors (on the screen, that peach color looks really golden-yellow to me). 

The flowers were stamped a bunch of times, colored & fussy cut. I like the look of these long ovals so after stamping the greeting & die cutting them, I arranged all the flowers to the side.

Here’s the inside & the Copic colors I used.

Stamps: DRS Designs – Polka Dot Flower TrioSpring is Coming  (inside: Sending You a Smile, Polka Dot Bg , 4 in 1 Garden Bugs)
Paper: Staples 110# white, coral, lt emerald
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Spellbinders mega ovals, scallop mega ovals, radiant rectangles dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!


One Response to Shine Bright & Spring Flowers

  1. Oh my goodness, two gorgeous cards. I love the checkered look. Always loved checks, even in clothing. Your flowers are stunning. Lots of fussy cutting.