I have been watching the Elzybells blog for a while and I love their new stamps and I adore Elizabeth's use of kraft cardstock. My inspiration for this card partly came from this card of her's but seeing as I didn't have any appropriate flower stamps I decided to use my EK Success punches to cut out some stencils and I then used these stencils to sponge daube my ink onto the card. I'm really pleased with the way this effect worked - fairly sure I'll do this again!
I also took some inspiration for this card from the latest CAS Fall to layout, I say inspiration because the more I look at it the more it doesn't fit the sketch (must remember to have the sketch in front of me, not just in my mind!)
I really like Kristina's work and the biggest inspiration I have taken from her is not to be afraid to write your own sentiments. Kristina's writing is gorgeous, mine is less so but for the past year I have been practising my own handwriting so it looks 'professional' enough. Finally getting to a stage where I'm beginning to like my handwritten sentiments. Thank you Kristina.
Anyway, after all that waffle I hope you like the card!
This card is for these challenges:
CAS - Fall to layout 85
Stamp Something - Stitching (Faux stitching & you could say my flowers are stamped!)
Cupcake - Make your own flowers