The January kit came and I made a few cards. I was busy in February and put the kit aside. Then came March and my need for 30 cards. Well let me tell you how easy it is to create with all of the supplies picked out for you. In my quest for a few unique cards, I wound up pulling out the January and February kits too. I have been making numerous cards with each kit with only a few additions of cardstock or twine. Love it!
Anyway, here is the card I made for a friend's birthday:
Notice...no patterned paper which is a bit of a departure for me.
To create the stamped focal point, I reached for some water color paper and went to town stamping the flowers with distress inks. In the case of the small flowers, I stamped off for a layered look. After layering the stamps until I got the look I wanted, I spritzed the piece with a little water to get a more distressed feel. Next, I went around the edges with distress ink, stamped the sentiment in Memento ink and added a few jewels. Finally, I adhered this to the card base using foam adhesive. Here's a closer look at the stamped image:
My April kit just arrived and I can't wait to start creating with it! In the meantime, I will have a few more cards from past kits to share.
Paper, Stamps: Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit; Stampin' Up! water color paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Memento Tuxedo Black
Embelishments: Recollections Jewels
Misc.: EK Success Foam Adhesive