I almost feel like I am cheating when I make cards for challenges because they are giving me such a great starting point. I mean, with such wonderful techniques, colors and sketches, how could you mess up a card?! lol
I used the water stamping technique for my background. I started by sponging ink on Whisper White cardstock and then water stamped a floral image from Mixed Bunch over the top. You have to make sure that your stamp is VERY clean before you stamp it or you will get a muddy brown image on your beautifully sponged cardstock and have to start over, possibly two or more times. Ask me how I know. :) For the stamped panel I colored the large image from Just Believe with my Stampin' Write markers and stamped it several times to get a variety of colors. I then punched a circle out of scrap cardstock and used the negative a a mask to sponge my sun. Finally, I added the sentiment banner with Dimensionals and some butterfly embosslits with rhinestone centers. This card makes me so ready for summer with all these happy colors!
Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Mixed Bunch, Pursuit of Happiness
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, sponges
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals