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Struggle & Strength

Hello my lovely friends

I got some new stamps in the mail yesterday and I just had to have a wee play along with them. I get excited when the mail man comes with my new Unity stamps ha :)  I wanted to create a silhouette flower card with wee butterflies dancing in a dusky sky.

I started off  with two different stamp sets. The flowers are from the  In My Garden stamp set and the sentiment is from the Struggle and Strength stamp set.  I used my Peerlees watercolor paints to create the background. Then I stamped each flower individually with black archival ink. Next I took a black fine liner pen and drew in some grass. I then punched two tiny butterflies from black card and glued them in place. Next I mounted it on to some black card and them a white card base.  Finally I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I love the way my card turned out I hope you like it too.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

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  1. Love the watercolor look and the wonderful sentiment.

  2. I love your card. The watercolored background is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful background for this simple card...very cute

  4. I know how you feel when you get a package from Unity Stamp Co.. They are the best. Purple is one of my favorite colors. This card is beautiful.

  5. Very pretty card. Thanks for all the details.

  6. Beautiful background, I love the bright colors!

  7. I like the way your card turned out Mandi. Beautiful background for the flowers. :)

  8. Great colors! Very pretty card.

  9. What a gorgeous card, Mandi! The skyline is beautiful (I saw one close to that here a couple weeks ago - it's breathtaking!).

  10. I love it. The struggle and strength set is my favorite. It reminds me that if you don't struggle in life you'll never have the strength to face what life gives you. I love the colors you've used in the card. Just beautiful.

  11. Your silhouette card is so pretty!
    I'll have to try this sometime.

  12. Beautiful! I love your background! The flower silhouettes look great against your background! I just ordered In My Garden, can't wait to get it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Oh, Mandi.....I always look forward to what you have to share with us! This is just stunning. The silhouette look against your ombre sky is fabulous. Really beautiful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. Beautiful background for these silhouette images.

  15. Mandi, your card is so Lovely!! Love how you created the silhouette images and the background colour. Great job!!


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