I used the TMS #150 for the card design. This was my original DT card until I realized that I didn't follow the "twist" of kraft, black, and one other color! No worries! I just made another card for the TMS post. :)
I used the viola stamp from the Flourishes Botanical Bookplates Vol. I set for my main image. Now, I love flowers, but I don't know a thing about them. If Flourishes didn't always put the names of the flowers on their blog, I wouldn't have a clue about what they are. So, after reading that these are violas, I went to the internet to see what they are supposed to look like, and lo and behold, there is a variety called Chocolate Violas! Being the chocolate lover that I am, that's what I decided these are. I colored the image with Copics and added background shading with Distress Ink. The gold centers, as well as the gold dots on the scallops, are from a Pearl Pen.
I picked up these gold foil filigree corners at the stamp convention I went to a few months back.
I used Versamark ink and the same viola stamp on the inside, as a watermark. It's almost impossible to see in the photo, but it's really pretty in person. The sentiment is perfect for the purpose of this card. It's a thank you to a couple who allowed me to share in their amazing personal collection of nature's beauty.On my recent trip to Texas, my friend, Carolyn, honored me with a visit to a friend's home. The home was spectacular, but the real treat was not the actual house--it was what was inside! The couple who lives there are both--yes, both the husband and wife--big game hunters. I made this card as a thank you for the owners of the home, who were away at the time, for allowing me to get a glimpse of the most awesome collection of big game trophies I've ever seen--or even imagined! It was a big highlight of my trip!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!
~Hugs,Stamps: Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 (Flourishes)
Paper: A Beautiful Life (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Distress Ink; Versamark; Memento; Copic markers; gold opaque paint marker
Dies: Classic Ovals Sm, Classic Scalloped Ovals Sm, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Abstract Flower Punch (EK Success); gold foil corner stickers (Starform); sewing thread; Pearl Pen
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")