11 Apr 2017

Welcome Spring Card - April Elemental Challenge at Daring Cardmakers



Packer (Crafting Quine) for the Daring Cardmakers April 2017 Elemental Challenge


Hiya, I have something new for you today. I've been loving the challenges over at Daring Cardmakers, but find the weekly deadline a little tight to fit in with my other crafting commitments. However, I was so taken with the April Elemental Challenge that I dropped everything to make this card. It will also double as an Easter card for my Mum, so I didn't feel in the least guilty.




These are the photos from the Elemental Challenge. I love the colour and image selection, just right for Spring and Easter cards.

I firstly selected to make some daisies from Vellum with added pink tips. I used the 'Print & Cut' facility to make these from a digital file on my Silhouette Cameo (Lori Whitlock's 12-Petal Flowers). Daisy was my Gran's first name, so they hold a special place in my heart.

Welcome Spring vellum daisy card. Designed by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for the Daring Cardmakers April 2017 Elemental Challenge.


I added some centres cut from yellow felt - they reflect the colour and fluffiness of the duckling.

Packer (Crafting Quine) for the Daring Cardmakers April 2017 Elemental Challenge


Then it was out with the distress inks and a bit of smooshing and flicking to make the double watercolour background. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy using wet colour (and also how stained my fingers get too).

Packer (Crafting Quine) for the Daring Cardmakers April 2017 Elemental Challenge


I hand cut the stems and then adhered them to the card, and added a tiny bow of twine (another element from the inspiration).

Finally I added a sentiment in teal metallic vinyl (a free file from the Silhouette Design Store from a few week's ago). I just removed some of the bits that I didn't want by ungrouping and releasing its compound path.


Packer (Crafting Quine) for the Daring Cardmakers April 2017 Elemental Challenge


I hope you like the card, I certainly enjoyed making it, and enjoyed the Daring Cardmakers challenge too.



16 comments:

  1. Hi Janet this is a gorgeous card those flowers are stunning and I love the background you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thanks Jackie - I think the background was my favourite part.

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  2. Lovely The daisies are so gorgoeus. It's great to see you joining in with us Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers his week.

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    1. Thank you Kathy - it was a fun challenge!

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  3. I love the background and daisies on this Janet, A beautiful card.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Janet is't very beautiful and great background
    Gr Karin

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  5. So sweet and very pretty!
    xx

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  6. So glad you joined in with us at The Daring Cardmakers. Love your card and especially that background - inks are so much fun, if a little messy! Shabneez xxx

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  7. So gorgeous Janet, a perfect fit for this challenge and really pretty. Cathy x

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  8. Oh wow! What a fantastic take on our April elements - I love all the vibrant colour you've injected into the background. It's the perfect depiction of Spring! :D Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week. :D

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  9. This is just SHOUTING "Spring" - love the color! Fab!
    Amber
    foreverambersart.blogspot.ca

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  10. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Cardmaking is my first love (crafting-wise), but I'm usually working on some other crafting project. Note to self, 'Make more cards'!

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  11. Gorgeous, fabulous background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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