Monday, April 11, 2016

April Flowers card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Finally the beginning of spring is showing here in the Netherlands. Some of the trees are blossoming, and some spring flowers are popping up. Spring is my favorite season, because nature starts blooming and the temperature goes up so we can go outside more. Can't wait till it's in full swing!

The new Wildflower stamps from Tim Holtz are so cool and perfect for this challenge. I've stamped them with my MISTI because with some solid stamps I often don't get a good impression of it. And with the MISTI I can stamp in exactly the same place as many times as necesarry. With Brilliant Galaxy Gold I stamped  with a little offset over the same stamps. Love that effect!


I don't know why, but the color yellow is reminds me of spring. Probably because of Easter and the sun I guess. That's why I've sprayed with Lemon Zest Dylusions Spray over the Plastic Canvas stencil to give me some vibrant yellow. Yellow with black is such an amazing color combination!

For the whole process from beginning to end, watch the video below!


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the black with the vibrant yellow and touches of gold is fabulous! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Lovely, Sandra! The pop of yellow background adds a lot of interest!

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Anita Houston said...

So glad you are getting some Spring!!!! I LOVE the yellow...very you...great card!

Catherine said...

I love this card, Sandra! The black and yellow colors are so pretty together and I love all the elements. Cathie

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Sandra. The colors are so fabulous. :)

Macarena said...

Great video as always and the card is absolutely radioactive :-) Tjanks for another portion of ideas I'd never get by my own. I love your flow. And I have just returned from Netherlands, it seems I was quite close to you! Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Marzena

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful, Sandra! Great video showing how you did this, love all the little detailing, and that Misti is one neat tool!

Barbara Schiassi said...

SAndra , every time I see your Misti.... I want it! Beautiful card, absolutely love the touch of gold! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card and the colours are beautiful ~ this is another stunner, Sandra and I adore it! Hugs... :)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Sandra, such a great card!!! Thank you for the video, as always I love them! hugs xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I would never dare to pair black and yellow for fear of looking like I created a bumblebee card, but you NAILED IT! You have such a gift for matching and mixing subtle tones. This is stunning!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Sandra! I too love to use yellow during spring and I have a whole bunch of yellow projects in different stages of completion on my desk right now. Fabulous textures as always!