A quiet Sunday afternoon was the perfect time to continue exploring the Cottage Rose bundle, my latest buy. This time, I used the sketch at TGIF Challenge for inspiration.
In this card, I focussed on using smaller die cuts. There's a lovely foliage branch, which I coloured with Stampin' Blends then die cut. I stamped, coloured then die cut the image of three flowers. It turns out that those flowers fit into the flower shape on the small outline dies, although they got a little lost after I added the sentiment to the cluster. To help them stand out, I've popped the flower up on dimensionals in two cases.
I also tucked in a couple of leaves to add more to the bouquet. In a separate useful discovery, it turns out that the 'Happy Birthday' fits perfectly into the second largest fishtail banner from Stylish Shapes.
I finished off with some Linen Thread with the end of the bow frayed and a trio of Iridescent Rhinestones because I like how they pick up adjacent colours.
Update: Delighted to be the winner at TGIF Challenge!
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