For the background, I stamped the gorgeous Mondo Hydrangea stamp (which I selected after my name came up as a winner during the latest release blog hop) several times using gelatos to 'ink up' my stamp and then spritzing with water before stamping. This technique was inspired by these cards by Laurel Beard. I die cut my panel using two stitched rectangle dies (SSS) and mounted the outer frame to my purple card base using foam tape. I die cut the bicycle (Savvy Stamps) using a scrap of apple green cardstock and adhered it to my centre panel, snipping off the excess. After heat embossing my sentiment (Clearly Besotted) in gold, I adhered the panel into the opening in my frame. As a finishing touch I used a green Promarker to add a little green to the flower hearts, followed by a little Wink of Stella.
Essentials by Ellen MAY Mix It Up Challenge: Savvy Stamps
CAS Mix Up - Stamping, heat embossing + gelatos & die cutting
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC147 Birthday girl
Time out challenge - CAS with the optional twist of purple in honour of Sandie's birthday
SSS - Flowers