I know you've already seen my DT card for SheepSki Designs if you visited on Wednesday, but this morning I'm sharing a card with a stunning (and fun to color) image from SheepSki called "Peonies" because SheepSki is sponsoring the challenge over at Crafty Friends and I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer. :-D The theme for the Crafty Friends challenge this fortnight is "Use 2 or more dies."
I pulled all my colors from the inspiration board
at Color My Heart Color Dare #341.
I colored the peonies with ProMarkers, then used a die from Sue Wilson to cut the image. I trimmed one end of it so that there would be a straight side on the left. I chose a golden yellow CS for the background and cut the butterflies into it with a Memory Box die.
I mounted that onto a kraft card base, then added the image and one of my signature, hand sewn, bows with a tiny pearl. The bow was 'dyed' with a ProMarker to match the color of the sentiment. The sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz word dies by Sizzix.
This is one of those fun cards where I get to combine ribbon (for the bow) and flowers (in the image) and still have a flat card for easy mailing. If I have to choose between ribbons and flowers as embellies, I'll almost always go with ribbon because the bulk of flower embellies make cards difficult to mail. When I do use dimensional flowers, I almost always am giving the card personally, not mailing it.
Happy Crafting. NanaConnie