Monday, June 26, 2017

More Spring Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  Today the card I'm sharing was made for the challenges at The Paper Players, where Nance has given us a lovely sketch, and at Color Throwdown, where we are to use Purple, Hot Pink, Mint Green and Teal.  Yum!

I decided to use the lovely More Spring Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for my card, and with Zig Markers and a water paint brush, water colored the rose pink, the crocus purple, and the leaves primarily a mint color after heat embossing on Bristol paper. 

I was a bit disappointed that the purple color was not as vibrant as I wanted once it dried, but I have to say IRL there is more differentiation between it and the pink.  In hind site though, I would probably use the Zig Violet color to get a darker purple.  After die cutting the flowers and leaves, they were adhered to a stitched die cut circle.  To create the background, the Altenew Halftone Stencil was taped down over a piece of white card stock, then Peacock Feathers Distress ink was applied using a Clarity brush, for a nice soft effect.  Once that was done, the black striped designer series paper was added to the left side, then the entire panel was adhered to the card base.

After mounting the die cut circle with the flowers and sentiment, Nuvo drops in Galaxy and Morning Dew were placed around the card and the flowers.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it!  I've added links to both challenges above, so be sure to visit and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  More Spring Flowers (SSS), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Basic Black (SU), Audrey Blue (SSS), Stacked with Love dsp (retired SU)
Ink:  Versamark; Peacock Feathers Distress Ink; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Purple, Pink, Green Shadow, Pale Green
Other:  More Spring Flowers matching dies, Halftone stencil (Altenew), Stitched Shapes Framelit (SU), Galaxy and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, #4 Black Velvet water paint brush


Vickie Z said...

This is gorgeous!! Love those gorgeous flowers and the dotted background with black/ white accents! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this card...the layout...everything! You rocked the throwdown colors!

Lynn Put said...

What a lovely card with beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

Nancy said...

Very pretty card, love the colors and especially the stenciling.

LeAnne said...

This is just stunning!! I keep going back to look at those amazing florals....the images alone are beautiful, but your coloring takes it up another notch or ten! Thanks for using our sketch from the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Stef, this card is STUNNING! Perfect use of the sketch--love the stenciled background. These blooms are gorgeous and I love the pops of black. So glad you played along with my sketch at the Paper Players!

Bev Polen said...

Stef, I saw this outstanding card on SCS, and had to visit your blog. I love everything about this stunning card, my friend!!

Claire Broadwater said...

I LOVE, LOVE, Love this card, Stef! Every detail is perfect! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Georgiana said...

Stunning! Congrats on being the headliner at Paper Players.