Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks

Die Cut Divas' challenge theme this month is "April." Anything associated with April will work as inspiration. Since April is springtime here in the northern hemisphere, I decided to go with flora & fauna for my card.

I used mostly stamps from Waffle Flower's "Lotus" set, adding in the butterfly from "Daisy Thanks" by Stampendous. I laid out most of my stamps on a 4.5x6" panel of 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper in my MISTI, except for the stems & the image that would be overlapped by the lotus flower. I picked them up with the door of the MISTI, and stamped everything in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I sprinkled on Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder, and heat set that. Then I masked off the lotus flower, stamped the leaf(?) that goes behind it, and heat embossed that. I finally stamped & heat embossed the stems.

I taped my panel to my bamboo cutting board, and watercolored it with Distress inks. I used Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon for the background; Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, & Pine Needles for the green parts; Scattered Straw & Tattered Rose for the lotus; and Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, and Wilted Violet for the butterfly. Once that was done, I left it taped to the board for several hours until it had dried. Finally, I die cut it with the stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things' "Blueprints 13" set.

I adhered my panel to a piece of black paper, and trimmed around it to leave a 1/16" mat. Finally, I adhered that to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this in the April "Butterflies" challenge at Live Love Cards.


  1. Very cute and very much in the April theme. Such a really sweet card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Simple and sweet card and the stitched frame is perfect. So glad you joined in the Die Cut Divas challenge, CarolG

  3. Your water coloring just gets better and better! Gorgeous card! :)


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