Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last posted. Life is hectic! I am moving April 21 and get possession of my new home on the 26th. I have been busy getting everything organized including packing. My plan is to be pretty much good to go in a week or two to give myself some time in my craft room before I leave this house. I find it challenging to set things that I know have to be done aside (Even when there is loads of time!) and 'get creative'! I am just not built that way! I need to take care of everything right down to the fine details no matter how early ... and then I can chill and feel ready to take care of anything unexpected! I know! I am a planner ... to a fault!
I am happy to be up on Alex Syberia Design's blog to share three cards made from the March Release. The first card is a beautiful image called Springtime. I printed this floral on Fabriano water colour paper and cut it with the largest die in My Favorite Thing's Stitched Rectangles.
The image was painted with Karin Brush Markers:
Flowers - Pale Orange 357
Stems - Olive Green 281
Leaves - Apple 210
Cool Aqua 204 was applied to a glass mat and picked up with a water brush. The colour was applied to a wet background. The blue was concentrated around the edges of the images and was allowed to fade out, The panel was spattered with Winsor Newton's white gouache paint.
The panel was mounted on sheet foam and adhered to an A2 sized card base. Simon Says Stamp's Spring die from the Four Seasons die set was cut once in Simon's Sea Glass card stock and three times in Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock. The sentiments were dotted with Tombow glue and left to dry completely leaving a tacky finish. The sentiments were stacked in pairs and sandwiched a vellum circle that was die cut using Hero Art's Infinity Circles. The card was embellished with clear confetti topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew. White Crystal Drops finished up the card.
Video Tutorial, link HERE.
Fabulous Floral Slimline
Fabulous Floral slimline was printed on both Bristol Smooth card stock and masking paper. The image on the masking paper was trimmed and adhered to the Bristol image just inside the outline of the flowers' edge. Distress Oxide ink Antique Linen was applied to the background before the largest of Simon Says Stamp's Slimline Mask laid down. Starting at the flower's edge, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Forest moss were blended lightest to darkest. Both masks were removed. When the Distress Oxide inks were completely dry, the frame's edge was embossed with Ink On 3's Gold Rush using a Versamarker pen and ruler.
The floral image was copic coloured:
Red Flowers R27, 24, 20, 000
Yellow Flowers Y17,15, 11
The stamens were coloured in using a black Uniball gel pen. The panel was adhered to a
3 3/4" by 8 3/4" card base. Dot detail was applied with Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops. Gold confetti topped with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops embellished the card. Simon Says Stamp's Spring Blessings was die cut from both matte gold card stock and foam.
Peony Background was printed on Canson XL water colour paper and painted with Karin Brush Markers:
Flowers Almond, Pale Pink
Leaves Turquoise, Lush Green, Ocean Teal
The panel was fussy cut along the flowers edge, attached to foam and the excess foam trimmed off.
A black card stock panel was die cut with the largest die in Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangles and adhered to a card base measuring 3 3/4" by 8 3/4". The foam backed floral image was adhered to a panel of Tonic Studio's Silver Chequer paper that was die cut with the second largest die in Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangles before being attached to the card base. Simon Says Stamp's Happy Birthday Brush script was die cut from both black card stock and black foam. The card was finished up by brushing White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops on both the flower petal edges and the sentiment.
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