Flower Garden Card

Hello there- happy first day of summer!  I hope that your flowers are blooming where ever you are.  Today I'm sharing a card in which I envisioned Alice arriving in the Flower Garden.  In the book, she is much smaller than the flowers and then grows quite taller.  I love the Leafy Green stencil and decided to pair it with the Alice and Springtime Banners stamp sets.

I used the new distress oxide ink color speckled egg with the Leafy Green stencil by intensely blending the color with a Trinity Stamps Blending buddy through the stencil onto 110 lb cardstock.  I left the stencil on, wiped off the excess ink and then put glitter paste on with a palette knife.  Be sure to clean your stencil right away after using any glitter paste!  I knew that I didn't have to be perfect, as I had planned to use the banners, flowers & green stems from the Springtime Banners that would cover up any errors. I then let the panel dry for most of the day.

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I die cut all the images with my Brother Scan n Cut2, copic colored them with various shades of blue & green: G43, G46, G85, B63, B91, B97 & B99.  I copic colored Alice with YR21, Y21, B63 and E00.  The hardest part was placing all the flowers and stems- I have a tip for you that I found from Jennifer McGuire- use Cling plastic wrap once you have achieved the placement you like.  This will pick up all the images at once, so that you can flip over all the loose images, apply glue and get it glued down.  I have had shaky hands at the moment and this helps me tremendously so that I don't mess anything up!

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As a final touch, I decided to add yellow sequins that ties together Alice's hair with the entire color palette of blues and greens.  I hope I have inspired you to pull out your stencils!  Thank you for stopping by!