Friendship Flowers

If you follow me, you know that I have a "Honeymoon" period with all my new purchases. I have been playing with the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons for a few weeks now and I LOVE them more and more everyday. 

I had mostly been using them with my Collage Medium as the moisture in that product really creates a good blending solution and helps with the smudging look. I love making vintage inspired cards, and the "smudge" is a big part of them.

But for this card, I wanted to try to just color and blend, not smudge outside the lines. I thought this new stencil called Bold Florals from Stamplorations would work great. It has lots of BIG Flowers, which I thought would work great for coloring.

I stenciled the flowers onto some cardstock using my texture paste. Once it was dry, I tried a few different blending techniques. I tried it without any moisture, and the results were not great. I then tried it with my collage medium, but that was too moist. Finally, I tried it using Tim's suggestion by spraying some water onto a paper towel and using that to blend. The results were just right. I felt like the little Bear in the three little Bears story!

It made a perfect Spring Card. I also used a new sentiment builder stamp set from Stamplorations called Thank You which finished off the card nicely.

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  1. So colorful and cute! It's super artsy! Love it!

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love the look of the crayons. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Just making sure that you saw this was a winner over at STAMPlorations. ;)


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