floral, Technique, Thinking of you, Uncategorized

Hello, Lovely…

Hi everyone! I finally feel well enough to get some crafting done again… This has been the worst cold I’ve had in a long time. And then of course, both of my kids got sick. I’m still feeling a little under the weather but at least I can function now.

While I was sick, I did a little retail therapy to make me feel better and bought some amazing stuff from Concord & 9th. They had a fabulous sale on the “Hello Lovely” set and I couldn’t help myself.

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I started by stamping this gorgeous floral onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper using black detail ink. I used Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush on the image. The colors I used were: Dark Pink, Pink, Light Pink, Deep Violet, Violet, Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Marine Green, Turquoise Green, Light Blue, Green Shadow and Emerald Green. I added some black and white spatters with watered down acrylic paints. When the panel was try, I partially die cut the floral image. I finished cutting it using a T-Ruler and craft knife.

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For the striped background, I wanted to try something a little different. I used a paint brush and water to make lines and added black sparkle embossing powder to the A2 sized panel and heat set. I think it gives it a really fun and interesting texture. I used fun foam on the back of the flower cluster and adhered it to the striped background with liquid glue.

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For the “Hello” sentiment, I cut it out of black and white cardstock using the coordinating dies. I used the white cardstock to align my letters onto the black banner. I then heat embossed the sentiment using clear embossing powder for that nice shiny look. I added a bit of black foam to the back for a little dimension. The “lovely” sentiment was die cut from gorgeous pink glitter cardstock. This cardstock cuts like a dream and the glitter doesn’t fall off. I did need to cut the “ly” on they end of the sentiment out of white fun foam so when I adhered it to the panel it would be even. For an extra little touch, I adhered some gems to the flower and leaf area. The finished panel was added to a heavy weight white top folding A2 size card base.

The whole card has a loose/messy type of look that I just love. It really gives you the freedom to play without having to worry about keeping everything in the lines or “perfect”.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today!

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