Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blooming Border

Hello again and welcome back!  Tonight I'm sharing a card made for the current Fusion sketch challenge, and the color challenge at The Paper Players to use Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.

When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to do a flower border.  I picked various smaller stamps from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set to use.  They were stamped and heat set on watercolor paper, watercolored with Distress inks in colors similar to the Stampin' Up colors in the challenge, then fussy cut.  For the curvy line down the middle of the sketch, I used a pencil to hand draw the curve on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and cut it with scissors.  Before adding the panel to the white card stock base, the sentiment was heat set with gold embossing powder, then the flowers and leaves were added with glue dots.  After everything was adhered,  I added some (okay, a lot) gold splatters and clear sequins.  I always think of metallics as a kind of neutral, and like to add them even if it's just some kind of embellishment.  But in this case I thought the splatters added some nice interest.

That's it for my card.  Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added links above to both challenges, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Blooming Bouquet (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Bermuda Bay, Canson XL watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint
Other:  Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, Gansi Tambi Starry Colors paints, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins


Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Claire said...

Gorgeous colour combo - loving the soft blooms against the vibrant teal! Thanks for playing along at Fusion this week!

laurie said...

How pretty! I love the gold and the row of blooms.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Hi Stef!!

Congratulations!! You are a winner from my Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop post (www.rejoicingcrafts.com). Stef, to claim your prize($30 Altenew gift card), please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com

Congrats again and have a wonderful day!

Joanne James said...

What a lovely swirling flower border Stef and the gold sentiment and splatters compliment your watercolouring beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous card, Stef! I love your watercolored flowers and the wonderful edge you've created, and the bit of gold is the icing on the cake! Thanks so much for playing along with my color challenge at The Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Stef, your watercolored flowers are gorgeous, especially against that wonderful soft edge you created. Beautiful. SO glad you joined us at the Players this week