Above is a 70th birthday card which a friend asked me to make and I have used some card and toppers from the Cottage Garden set from Hunkydory:- half an A4 sheet of the lovely soft watercolour background card, a foiled topper which I layered onto a square of Adorable Scorable with some picket fence diecut along the bottom (the photo doesn't show the lovely gold foiling on the little fence) and a sentiment with a bow.
The set is good value as there are plenty of diecuts, toppers, sentiments and A4 card sheets.
The recently introduced Flower Patch and Butterflies stamp sets from Dawn Bibby Designs are beautiful and so versatile.
I made this simple little card by using a few of the stamps with Tim Holtz Distress ink on a small white card blank, picked up some of the ink with a waterbrush to add some colour to the images and used the Tim Holtz distress tool to add some colour to the edges.
The image is stamped with a bird stamp by Stampavie which I think is a lovely stamp for Spring cards and coloured by painting with Tim Holtz distress inks. **
The frame is made from white card with the edge punched using Martha Stewart corner & border punches and the edges inked.
I covered a card blank with pink paper and then used some other papers to make the flower by cutting out three layers using the Spring Fling template and added a Card Candi (both by Craftword Cards) and added a Craftwork Cards message.
** TIP:: To paint using ink pads, tap your ink pads onto a large white ceramic tile and then they are easy to blend and paint with using a water brush. If they dry overnight, they can be refreshed with a little water and clean-up is easy with a wet wipe or tissue.