Today I'd like to show you the stamp of the month over at Ellen's online store. It's the Tulips stamp from Karen Lockhart. I paired it up with the Lockhart Thank You sentiment, some Basic Grey Perhaps patterned paper, Prima flowers, Copic markers and Ranger Glossy Accents. I colored the tulips to match the beautiful colors in the patterned paper and on the envelope. I love the solid scratchy papers that come along with the patterned paper pads. They make the perfect accents for layering or in this case, the envelope flap. Here's a closeup of the tulips. I don't have one single tulip left in my yard. I think DH either mowed over them too many times or the deer ate them all up. They just don't come up anymore. But I always love flowers in the early morning when they were all dew covered. By using Glossy Accents, I was able to achieve that dewy look by dotting each tulip with a little coating. Just a pretty accent to this card.
I know how much you love the sketches so I snapped a photo for you all. This is a great layout because you can easily use two patterned papers from a collection. I've also added in that horizontal strip that I love to use so much on cards. It's the perfect place to add a sentiment and it tucks right under the main image. I made the scallops on the bottom by using my SU! slit punch.
Well I'm off to work in my stamp room today. Storms rolled through Kansas yesterday.....as they say, April showers bring May flowers. And in Kansas, along with those showers come tornado warnings! I'll be watching the weather closely today for sure. Have a good day everyone!!