Saturday, March 25, 2017

Adore You Hello

Hi there friends!  Today I have a couple cards to share that I'm making as part of a birthday gift for a friend.  For the first card, I've used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my card design.

Well, I just had to pull out my new Adore You stamp set again and use a couple of the beautiful floral and leaf images from the set.  I started by stamping them on Bristol paper with Versamark then heat embossing them with clear embossing powder.  After water coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water pen, they were die cut with the matching die set.

Believe it or not the Zig marker I used from the flowers was Purple, but the photo came out more like a fushia color in the lighter areas of the petals.  The color also changed a bit when I added some clear Wink of Stella.  For the background panel I ran a piece of Neenah Solar White through my Big Shot, first with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder, then the largest Wafer Stitched Rectangle dies.

The sentiment was an unused leftover from another project.  I trimmed down the ends to fit the space on the card, then layered on the die cut flowers and leaves.  After the panel was added to the card base, a few sequins were adhered.

The next card was a work in process for a while.  The stamp is one I bought before Valentine's Day but did not use for that occasion, instead using it to make a card one could use any time.

The Impression Obsession stamp was heat embossed with Copper embossing powder on watercolor paper and colored with Zig markers and a water brush.  Originally I had tried to use a lighter blue in the background but it didn't have enough contrast against the turquoise color used for the sentiment.
After a few days of letting it languish in the reject pile I decided to try adding purple to the background and love how it turned out. 

I trimmed down the watercolor paper, leaving a wide border so I could add the word "you" that was die cut from Copper Foil paper.  That was mounted onto a Bermuda Bay card base, then sequins and Copper Penny Nuvo drops were added to finish things off.

Thanks for visiting, as always it's so appreciated!  I've added a link to the challenge above, so please be sure to use it and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration.


Product details
Card #1
Stamps:  Adore You (Altenew)
Paper:  80# and 110# Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Other:  Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Stampin' Up!), Wafer Stitched Rectangle and Handlettered Greetings dies (Simon Says Stamp), Adore You matching dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella

Card #2
Stamps:  Love (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Watercolor, Copper Foil
Ink:  Versamark, Zig Markers
Other:  Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder (SU), Kuratke Water Pen, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops, Handlettered Greetings die (SSS)


Linda Callahan said...

Wow those flowers are gorgeous! Beautifully colored and they look fabulous with that background! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow Stef your card is just stunning! Your flowers are just amazingly and beautifully coloured. I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Jen Mitchell said...

The colors of your flowers are amazing. I love how you've shaded them. They look so realistic! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

LeAnne said...

That floral creation is STUNNING....beautiful! It is deserving of that FMS pick for sure!

Scrapperdipper said...

I love your floral card. The textured white background lets the flowers shine!