Saturday, July 8, 2017

Adore You Birthday

Hello again!  The card I'm sharing today was made using the wonder sketch from Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm also joining 2 other challenges - Trend Week at Just Us Girls, where we are to use ink blending, and the Flower Challenge, to use embossing, either heat or dry.  For my card I ended up using both.

Beginning with a panel of Bristol paper, Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover were blended with an ink blending tool.  Once the ink dried, I ran it through the Big Shot with the lovely new Layered Leaves embossing folder from Stampin' Up.  Moving on to the flower, it was heat embossed on water color paper, water colored with different Distress inks (listed below), then die cut with the companion die.  I knew I wanted vellum leaf sprigs behind the flower but didn't have a die that would work.  Then I remembered an old Sizzlet I held onto (long retired from SU), and it worked perfectly!  In fact I was pleased that the leaf shapes are very similar to those in the embossed panel.

To assemble the card, the blended panel was adhered to a base of #110 Neenah Solar White card stock, then the horizontal piece of black card stock embossed with the sentiment was added.  A stitched die cut circle was added next, then the flower and leaves popped up on Dimensionals.  Glossy Accent "dew" drops were added to the flower and white and black Nuvo drops added to the panel. .

Thanks for visiting today, I so appreciate it!  I've added the challenge links below, so be sure to head over there and check out all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Adore You (Altenew), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (sentiment, SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, Canon XL watercolor, Vellum
Ink:  Versamark, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral
Other:  Little Leaves Sizzlet, Stitched Shapes Circle Die (SU), Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder, Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder, Ebony Black and Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, Silver Black Velvet 04 watercolor brush, Ranger Glossy Accents


Amy O said...

This is lovely, Stef! Gorgeous colors and a beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nancy said...

I don't think I have ever thought of using and EF after I ink blended a panel! This looks incredible Stef! Your floral and added vellum leaves adds a nice softness! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week at Just Us Girls, and I hope you will join us again soon!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful blended colors! Love the embossing over it. Nice job and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Viv said...

Wow such a gorgeous card Stef! amazing blended and embossed background and just love that pretty flower and the delicate vellum leaves perched on top. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Jen Timko said...

This is spectacular, Stef! Your colors are stunning and you have so many lovely little details. Gorgeous! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card! Love the ink blending. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Aileen Ryan said...

wow Stef had to come by and tell you this card is just stunning, beautiful, eye catching. Love it so much, the colours, the embossing folder and the little flower used. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT