spring flowers amidst the april showers! 1

as usual, April has started with a few rain showers, but amidst it all the flowers are growing beautifully, and there are still many beautiful daffodils waving their frilly heads about to be seen when out walking with the little ones.
I took inspiration from this today, and used a colour I very rarely use in a large stretch- this beautiful yellowy gold!


as it is spring too, and the time for spring cleaning, I’m endeavouring to make a hoard of pretty cards utilising all the bits and pieces of paper and card I have saved up over the past few years. the coredinations cardstock used here is actually from when I started crafting, and is the last piece I had… but it really brightens up even the most showery day, and was a brilliant backing piece for this card!

How to:

I cut my cardstock to 10.2×14.5 cm and ran it through my bigshot inside a wod grain embossing folder.

I then lightly sanded the raised areas, to distress slightly , as this sort of cardstock is MADE to be sanded and distressed!

I cut a 12 x  5 cm piece of white cardstock and fashioned it into a tag shape, by snipping off the top corners, and punching a hole.

I then took my sponge tool, and with scattered straw distress ink , inked the edges of the tag.

I then stamped my flowers onto the main part of the tag, using memento ink, and coloured using a mixture of copics, gelly roll pen and a wink of stella orange glitter marker.

I finished up by the tag by adding a brad through the centre of the two largest flowers, and some bamboo twine through the top hole.

I then cut the  ‘thanks’ diecut in a teal cardstock, and added some gelly rol accents, and a strip of pink striped paper measuring 4.5 x 10.2 cms

I then assembled and adhered to the embossed panel, using a mixture of glue dots and tacky glue.

finally, I adhered the finished card front to my A6 card blank using DST .

product list

  • coredinations cardstock
  • design objectives 6″ wood grain embossing folder
  • white cardstock and teal cardstock from papermill direct
  • pink bamboo twine- some odd girl
  • brads- basic grey
  • my minds eye paper from the my mimds eye “up and away” collection
  • jofy paperartsy flower trio rubber stamp
  • copics- Y17, Y15, Y11 RV09,RV06,RV04, BG02 and G00 and c3,C1, and W00 for shadows
  • gelly roll pen in white
  • wink of stella glitter marker in orange
  • ‘thanks’ die from clearly besotted
  • memento tuxedo black ink

About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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This is beautiful, love the embossed background and beautiful flowers.
Linda xxx