Last week a good friend, Angie, came out to my house and we made all 4 cards from the April Bloom Box. What a hoot! It took us all day with lots of giggles and lunch at the local food truck down at the highway. There are some differences between our cards but we pretty much followed the directions.
This is the first card listed in the cool direction book. Our colors are a bit different as is the placement of the Natural Thread. We both used my Candy Dots to embellish.
These cards are almost identical but I see Angie placed her Whip Cream Thread a bit different. She used Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust whereas I only used the Glaze. Love how the Journey Circle cut Lavender Fusion piece overhung the edge then cut off. Love the scalloped border from the Border Basics die set (from the Spring Mini catalog and hopefully in the big June catalog).
We modified this one since I didn't have the reinker used in the directions. I sprayed the large Whip Cream layer with Cool Pool Splash then we sponged Cool Pool ink through the Bubble Bubble stencil and added more layers to make the center piece pop. Yeah, I think that worked great! Angie got quite creative with her extra layer by cutting it in half diagonally and adhering it to the top Pool Play panel with the lanterns. The above cards were also sponged with Whip Cream ink to make the lanterns look like they're glowing. Cool! And did you notice that the lantern looks a bit more like a bouquet? We stamped the large flower, cut it out after coloring, then adhered it over the lantern.
And the last card. Angie used Spring Accent Dots from the Spring Mini catalog and I used Blue Skies Sequins. We did all our coloring using my PrismaColor Pencils. She LOVED the Glaze and Sparkle Dust! We each lightly sponged Pool Play ink on the background and on the stamped Oval. The Lavender Fusion satin ribbon does make this card pop a bit more!
I'm hoping more from Green Valley will subscribe to the Bloom Box and we can have monthly get togethers but we still can get together even if not all have the monthly box.