Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Love Texas Bluebonnets

Card #2 of my entries in the Classy Cards N' Such blog Weekly Challenge : Rainbows (or colors thereof). I used one of my New dies just received from Deadbeat Designs, the I Love Texas die, and two of my bluebonnet stamps.(Texas State Flower-starting to bloom now!)also from Deadbeat Designs.

I saw this technique done last week, and fell in love with it, and knew I must give it a try. I started by cutting an A2 size card front from Neenah white card stock.  I centered the Texas shaped die on the white card, and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine. I shook out the "innies" and set them aside. I then stamped the bluebonnet flowers on the card front, using colors the flowers are grown in;  blue(most common), burgundy, and white Memento inks. To highlight them, I used my twinkling H2O's and gave them a darker shade, and a little sparkle.  While the H2O's were out, I used the rainbow colors of  ROY G BIV (described in a previous post) to color each of the letters punched out by the die. Again, I put these aside to dry. I drew three lines of barbed wire through the images to look like fencing, and added some light blue dots across the top of the card to represent clouds in the sky.  I also used my white Posca paint marker to highlight several of the bluebonnet flowers.  

I trimmed 1/4" off two sides of the white card, so a small border of the Lapis Metallic base card would show, and attached the white panel to the dark blue metallic card. I then adhered the multi-colored letters back into the die cut image, as you would place pieces in a puzzle. To complete the card, I stamped the phrase "Mosey on over, friend!" to the lower right corner.

The following supplies, available in the Classy Cards N' Such online store were used to make this card:
TPC Stardream Lapis Pearlized Metallic Paper
Twinkling H2O- Basic Rainbow Set #H2kit13-28412

I hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog, and check out the inspiration, and maybe even submit a card or two of your own.  Enjoy, and I will visit again with you soon.


  1. Another beautiful and creative card Mindy!!!I Love your die and how you have all the colors of the rainbow on it..perfection!! Thank you for joining and supporting our challenges at CCNS...we LOVE seeing you there!!

  2. This is awesome, Mindy!! The I Love Texas die is so fun!! You did a fabulous job with the barbed wire!! Beautiful card my friend!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! I am trying to repeat Spring Will Be Here Soon over and over but when I step outside and it's 10 degrees, I have a hard time believing myself ;) Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a great idea! Your card really turned out great. Thanks for joining the Rainbow of Colors challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week.

  4. Being from Texas - the bluebonnets really caught my eye! We are glad that you joined us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Rainbow Challenge.

  5. Love this!!! The barb wire (bawb warrr) is perfect with these bluebonnets and the Texas shaped sentiment! Thanks again for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!

  6. Your card is so springy! Great job! Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!