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.