I adore the beautiful echinacea purpurea flowers, commonly known as purple coneflower which belong to the happy sunflower family which always puts a smile on every ones face and that brings me nicely to my card.
For this card I'm using the Tim Holtz echinacea stamp set that comes with a lovely splatter stencil.
I decided before starting that I was going to stay true to the purple/pink colouring of echinacea and coloured them with Kuretake watercolouring pens, I distressed the background using Tea Dye Distressed ink with the stencil and a BoBunny netting stamp.
I added a strip of embroidery anglaise (love that stuff especially clothes, its girly) that was dyed, wrapped a length of string around it for a bit of interest. Stamped the 'smile' stamp numerous times - blimey that stamp does not like ink and I'm thankful I have the Tim Holtz stamping platform that made light work of the many times it took to be completely black. Fussy cut around it and adhered it to the card with 3D foam.
A close up of the flowers, I actually enjoyed colouring these and finally found a happy medium between me and my Kuretake, doubt it will continue as we have a love/hate relationship.
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Supplies: Tim Holtz Echinacea clear stamps and splatter stencil, BoBunny netting clear stamp, Heidi Swapp 'Smile' sentiment, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink, Stazon jet black ink, a length of embroidery anglaise, basic parcel string and KaiserCraft brown gems.