Good morning all!

My apologies for being absent last week. I came down with the plague that has been, well, plaguing nearly everyone I work with for the last month and it literally laid me out flat for two days. Today I finally feel like a human again without the need to cough, sneeze or down copious amounts of cold medicine to stay alive. Praise the Lord.

I’m back this week with a very pretty set called Bloom with Hope. He He…Funny how timely that seems in light of feeling like I was on my death bed! Anyway, there’s nothing like as few flowers to make things look better right?

Let’s get started!

5inkyfingers Monday Medley - 2015-MM73-1

My first card today is a VERY simple, monochromatic black and white birthday. I paired our featured set with a Verve set called Joyful Blooms but kept the palette clean. A trio of flowers, a simple wish and a few rounded corners turned a simple design into a striking card. The card base is a 5-1/4 x 10-1/2 piece of white folded and layered on a 5-1/2 inch square of Basic Black. The 4 squares are each about 1-1/4 inches and are layered on 1-1/2 inch squares of Basic Black.

5inkyfingers Monday Medley - 2015-MM73-2

My second card today is a soft and pretty sympathy card. I started with a card base of Pirouette Pink and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Rich Cocoa on white. These were colored with Copics and the piece was then layered on Pretty in Pink cs. The sentiment is stamped with the same ink on white, punched with the Modern Label punch and popped up on a couple of dimensionals. The ribbon is wrapped around the card vertically and the bow near the bottom was tied around the band of ribbon once I had the floral panel in place.

5inkyfingers Monday Medley - 2015-MM73-3

My last card today is another birthday card. I sort of veered back toward the basic black and white color palette for the card base and the decorative washi tape accent, but the flower and leaves add a bit of color. Both were colored with Copic markers, hand trimmed and adhered to the card with foam dimensionals. The birthday sentiment is stamped directly on the card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This one has a little lace peeking through with a lacy bottom edge.

Thanks for dropping by today!

I hope you have a fantastic week.

S: Bloom with Hope, Verve: Joyful Blooms

P: White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Pirouette Pink

I: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa

A: washi tape, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, ribbon, 1/4 inch corner rounder, foam dimensionals

Copics: E55, YR21, YR31, BG90, YG93, R37, YG95, RV32, YG83, R20

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