My weekend didn’t go quite as planned, or perhaps more accurate, quite as I hoped for. I spent Saturday getting my race car ready to go drag racing on Sunday for ONDR competition. Sunday we got to the track, fired up the car and pulled into the staging lanes. Since we were waiting for the Nostalgic Gas class to finish up I shut the car down until they were done. When I was ready to fire it back up to pull forward……. the car wouldn’t fire up, although I did end up with a fire under the hood! Ugh -seems to be the story of my race season this year. So back home in the shop, parts on order and hopefully I’ll have it back up and running properly for test and tune this coming weekend. The one bit of good news about not racing….. I had time to craft in my stamp room! 🙂
One of my first blog challenges I like to check out is one held at the ‘simply Less Is More’ blog. This week they are doing One Layer cards with a theme of “your favourite flower”. Well I can’t quite say I have one favourite flower but I knew the kinds of flower stamping I wanted to do and dove in. The first card I made had a flaw and wasn’t quite up to my standard for using in the challenge. I’ll share that card with you later this week as it still has a great technique that is simple to do!
Instead I went with a two-step stampin’ set, Bloomin’ Love, to stamp my flowers. I stamped the outline of the flowers using Memento Black ink and then used Watermelon Wonder, Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon inks for my solid flower image. It wasn’t quite right without leaves, so I added the cute little leaf image and stamped randomly around the flowers using Old Olive ink.
My card is created simply using the Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ and the sentiment is from the set Sweet Cupcake and was also stamped using Memento Black ink.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ll check back often for more projects and tips!