Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Special Delivery

Hello and welcome.  I have a card to share with you that I made for the current Inspired By challenge, where they are celebrating challenge #200!!  Congrats to the DT team!!.  The challenge is to make a card inspired by one of the previous 2021 winners, of which I was fortunate enough to be in February 2021.  However, for today's card I was inspired by Holly and Kailash's cards, which were the winners of IB170. 

Both Holly and Kailash's card designs that had beautiful wrapped floral bouquets (you can see one in the picture board above), and that was my primary inspiration.  I used different dies, colors and a different sentiment.

For starters, all the flowers and leaf sprigs were die cut from watercolor paper, then they were watercolored using Altenew's 24 pan watercolor set.  While those dried, a piece of kraft paper was stenciled with thin strips using white pigment ink, dried with a heat gun, then die cut with the wrapper die. I used a dot runner on the back of all the flowers and sprigs, arranged them in the wrapper, then tucked a piece of foam tape inside so the wrapper could keep its rounded shape. I then added hemp twine around it and tied a bow, then tied on the tag with the sentiment using linen thread.

Next a panel of white was embossed with the Pinpoint Leaf cover die, the die cut with a scallop rectangle die that was adhered to the light yellow card base.  I added glue to the back of the wrapper then angled it onto the white panel and securing the sentiment tag with a bit of foam tape.  This card is such a departure from all the Christmas/winter cards I've been making, it was quite a treat to enjoy the bright spring colors when it was complete.  

Thanks for taking the time to visit, I really appreciate it.  Take care and enjoy the holidays!


Stamps:  Special Delivery Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Lemon Chiffon (SSS), Fabriano Artistico watercolor
Ink:  Shadow Creek (Altenew), Sharktooth White Pigment (Ink on 3)
Other:  Special Delivery and Stems dies (WF), Scallop A2 rectangle die (Honey Bee), Pinpoint Leaf Plate (Memory Box), Slimline Stripes Stencil (Trinity Stamps), Altenew Artist's Watercolor 24 pan set, hemp twine, Linen Thread (SU)


I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Stef! I just know the girls will be so honored by your gorgeous CASE of their cards! I love the stripes of white on your kraft wrapper, and I've never met a debossing plate that I didn't love - and WANT!!
Thanks so very much for celebrating our 200th with us at Inspired By!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year :) !!! Your inspired card is simply gorgeous Stef! I love your wrapped flower bouquet! Thank you for taking the time to playing along!

Lisa Elton said...

I knew right away where your inspiration came from! Your card is as pretty as can be, Stef! So happy you joined us for our 200th celebration!