The challenge for this week, which ends today, was to use punches as well as the A Muse stamps so I had a lot of fun trying out the ribbon stiffener with various punches and conbining with a few of the stamps that I've not used before. This card uses two punches, the flower and a circle punch for the greeting. I've also used a couple of the stamps that Auntie Jane has lent me and some Strano ribbon samples (the joys of owning a shop!) sent over from the US for me to try out (they also make the ribbon stiffener). The flower centres are mini heart Twinkle Stickers, also by A Muse. I usually avoid gems, partly because they are a bit fiddly but these are self adhesive and soooo easy to use that I think I might becaome a BIG fan. To add movement to the bees (this stamp is sooooo cute!) just add a few dots with a fineliner - v. effective!
There's another card posted over on the shop blog and more info on the ribbon stiffener!! And if you haven't already, don't forget to post a comment on the post before this for your chance to win blog candy!!