Hello and welcome! I've got flowers and a big "hello" on a slimline card today. I don't make many slimline cards, but this one insisted on it. The flowers were sized right, and I recently purchased these cool wood grain letter dies that I hadn't used yet. I started playing and the next thing you know I had a card!
It really all started with the flowers. It's a digi stamp and it is totally FREE. Interestingly, it's an 1892 needlework pattern. You can find it here.
I've had a long-running fascination with these vintage images over at the Digital Two for Tuesday blog. If you decide to visit there, do take time to scroll past the first page or two, or search the categories or archives. She hasn't posted since 2018, but blog owner, Cora, has a treasure trove of digitally refurbished illustrations that color up beautifully. All are scanned from various catalogs and publications, copyright expired so no worries about infringement Over the years it has been one of my favorite crafty pastimes to turn these old-timey images into current card creations.
I colored with Copic markers. The wood grain letters are new-to-me Memory Box Wooden Alpha, triple-layered for dimension. I Copic colored some die cut flowers for extra decoration and gave them light gold glitter cardstock centers. The black border strip is cardstock.
I dearly love my stamps, whether wood block, cling, or clear, and it's great fun to search through the drawers of old favorites or pull from the basket of new-to-me stamps, but I also like to keep a boxful of digi-stamps printed up and ready to color. Now and then I sift through the box and find something I'd completely forgotten about. I feel fortunate.
I'd like to join these challenges:
NBUS Challenge #25 -- My never before used schtuff is the Wooden Alpha
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #108 -- I've used the middle vertical column: florals, free (free digi image), any shape die
Have a beautiful day!