It's so exciting for me to help celebrate The Flower Challenge's 5th Birthday with my teammates this month! I have had such fun this year making cards that must include flowers - like THAT could be a hardship??
Congratulations to Aileen and Vivien who started it all, and have kept all of us on our toes, and enjoying it! Congratulations to all of the past team member, those of you who have guested, or won one of our challenges over the years!
So, are you ready to party with us?? There are lot of prizes, a very special guest designer, too: Emily Midgett who illustrates some of the most wonderful flowers!
Okay, here's your birthday prompt - use a shape, but don't forget the flowers!
I HAD to make a birthday card, right?
This is my latest Paint-a-Flower purchase from Altenew,
called White Swan Echinacea ... today I made them brown-eyed Susan's!
They were stamped onto cardstock in black, then clear heat embossed. I had no problem fussy cutting them, as there is no coordinating die set.
My 'shape' comes from a Postage Layers die from Wplus9, cut
from SSS Kona card stock... it has the loveliest texture - wish you could still buy it!
It was easy to create a shaped card base from 80# card using the same die, but keeping the cutting edge away from the fold.
A fun sentiment, and jewels from Pinkfresh Studio, and I was done!
Now is the time I must send you over to The Flower Challenge team blog, not only to see all the wonderful inspiration from the team, but also to find out all about the prizes that up for grabs [I will be giving a prize!!] by playing along!! We can't wait to see our Challenge #61 gallery fill up this month!
Thanks for stopping by - and for supporting The Flower Challenge!