Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For the Birthday Girl

Hello friends, I hope you are remaining safe and healthy!  Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges.  I received some crafty goodness in the mail Monday and immediately set about using it!

Honey Bee's new release included the Farm Fresh Flowers stamp set, which is right up my alley!  I inked up the images and set about coloring with my Copic markers, using colors from the inspiration photo.

Once the coloring was complete, the images were die cut with the matching dies.  The images are large, plus I wanted to use the birthday die and stamp set that came in my order, and that die cut birthday is the width of a standard A2 card.  So, what to do?  In my background stash I found this ink blended panel that complimented the flower colors so well, I had to use it.  Fortunately it was 4.5 x 6" so I could create a custom sized card, which ended up being 5 x 6.5".

The ink blended panel was trimmed down to fit on the card base, then splattered with water and shimmer spray.  After using a paper towel to pick up the liquid, I sprayed the entire panel with shimmer spray.  When the panel dried, a frame was die cut into it and a white frame added in order to ground the vase.  The die cut sentiment was cut four times from white card and layered up, then adhered to the vellum shadow and added to the card along with the additional sentiment words that were stamped and die cut.  The final steps were to use an aqua shimmer pen on all the flowers and add a few jewels.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always greatly appreciated!  Enjoy the rest of your week and stay safe!


Stamps:  Farm Fresh Flowers, Birthday (both HB)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, Grafix Platinum Vellum
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Claire Nocturne (sentiment), Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks
Other:  Farm Fresh Flowers Honey Cuts, Birthday Honey Cut, A2 Frames die (SSS), Tsukineko Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spray, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Bridal Mix jewels (Lucy's Cards Little Things)
Copics:  B63, 60, V15, 01, R43, 39, 37, 35, 32, 20, YR24, Y26, 19, 15, 13 YG67, 45, 17, 03 G28, 21, C7, 5, 3, 2, 1, 0, E29,27, 23


Maria - Artsy Oils said...

This is stunning! Love that background and those flowers are amazing! Fantastic job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls this week.

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous card, and how lucky to find this background panel ready to go! I love the blended colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Maria said...

Wow! Your card is fabulous! Such a gorgeous background in lovely color! Love the pretty flowers, too!

Colleen said...

Wow Stef, this is gorgeous...your colors are striking and so is the vase with the beautiful flowers!