Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thinking of You

The deadline for Ellen Hutson's June "Pin-spired" challenge is tonight. I was inspired for this card by the colors in the mood board.

I die cut several flowers & leaves from 140 lb. watercolor paper using all 4 dies in the "Bold Blossoms" stand-alone die set by Essentials by Ellen. I placed all the die cuts on my non-stick craft sheet, and spritzed them with water. Then I took watercolors in pale blue, pink, orange, and yellow, and daubed them on the flowers. I did the same with the leaves, using teal and a couple of shades of green. Finally, when I had the colors as I wanted, I zapped the die cuts with my heat tool to dry them.

For the greeting, I stamped one from the "In My Heart" set by Mama Elephant in Versamark ink onto black paper. Then I heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. (I felt the white on black would add a nice pop of contrast to the more pale die cuts.) I cut it into a strip, and cut one end into a V-shape to create a banner.

After running the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station machine, to apply adhesive to the backs, I arranged them on a piece of blue cardstock I'd cut to 4.25x5.5". When I achieved a pleasing arrangement, I pressed them down to stick them permanently. I trimmed off the overhanging portions with my scissors, and glued down the greeting banner. Finally, I mounted the panel to a white A2 card base, and added a few Sparkling Clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. A beautiful card Andrea, a super design and colour combo, your die flowers are gorgeous and lovely gentle coloures!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. This is very pretty! I love the coloring on the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Those dies cuts are lovely! This turned out great!


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