My Saturday morning was spent playing along with the Papertrey Ink Create Along with Us April Challenge and the latest Sparkle and Shine Challenge. I was inspired by the layout of Lizzie Jone's second card here, and the purple hues in the inspiration photo.
Using my favorite set from them, In Bloom, (again, I know), I started by stamping the trio of leaves and the small leaf from the set onto a white linen cardstock base. Instead of the faded inking as in the inspiration photo, I colored the outside of the leaves with a soft blue. I then added a strip of black and white wash tape to border the left side.
Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut three blooms, as well as a stamped sentiment banner and arranged them over the leaves, adhering some with foam dimensional adhesive. I added some "sparkle and shine" to the card by coloring lightly each of the blooms with a glitter pen and finished the card with a spattering of black rhinestones.
I am wishing that the April Showers do Bring May Flowers (the them of Simon Says Stamp Monday's Challenge).