Hi, it's Susan here.
I have worked this card from a great sketch from 'Delightful Sketches' it is such a nice one and lends itself perfectly to a garden theme. There is always such a lot of challenges to follow at this time of the year with a summer theme, and when the sun is shining it is nice to be able to design with the gorgeous colours that are ideal for garden themed cards.
The backing papers are from a CD rom by Crafter Companion called Cute Companions - Summer Stories, beautiful backing papers on this CD rom. All the edges were distressed.
Can you spot the little wooden 'ladybirds', these little insects are my favourite summer bugs! They brings lots of memories of when Emma and my other daughter Jeni used to go on ladybird hunts in the garden in the summer!
The images are really good and print off perfect, any size you wish to make them. They are well worth a visit.
I coloured it in with Pro-Markers, and then distressed the edges to match the main papers.
The large yellow flower is my own handmade flower, made from a flower punch and coloured with inks, shaped and finished with stamens, the other flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, which I coloured with inks.
The tag I made myself on the computer, I ink aged the background before distressing the edges.
I used raffia from Papermania this time instead of ribbon, simply because I thought raffia blended in more with a garden theme.
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Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.