Hello and welcome! It's my third week as January guest designer over at Just Us Girls and this week we have some beautiful colors to work with.
I'm also sharing my card at Four Seasons Challenge, where the theme is Winter, and the new Colorful Options Challenge, where the theme is Winter Blue. Colorful Options is a new challenge, so be sure to head over there and check it out.
When I saw the JUGs colors, I had an idea in my head about using a large branch die that I bought a while ago but hadn't made it onto a card yet. While my card turned out a lot different than my original vision, I really love the end result.
I started by ink blending a light blue on a panel of white, then trimming it down with the deckled rectangle die. Then I die cut the large leafy branch from silver and twice from white, layering it up for stability and dimension. I dug through all my leaf/branch dies and found a few, some die cut from white cardstock and some from vellum. Then I hit upon grounding everything with a die cut wreath.
Before assembling all the parts, the blue inked panel was popped up on the white card base with foam tape and then I remembered I wanted to splatter with silver metallic and white gouache. So the splatters ended up on the panel and the card. Oh well. ;-) The wreath was die cut a couple times, adhered together then added to the card. All the branches were adhered, then I found a previously die cut sentiment that worked perfectly in terms of size. It was layered across the silver die cut branch and anchored with a bit of foam tape on the right end, and that finished things off!
Thanks for taking time to stop by, I really appreciate it! Be sure to use the link above to see all the gorgeous cards by the DT members and hopefully join the fun this week!
Stamps: Just a Hello Floral (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Matte Silver (SSS), vellum
Ink: Blueberry (Altenew), Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other: Delicate Leafy Branch die (SSS), Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves dies (SSS), Create-A-Wreath dies, Just a Hello Floral sentiment die (PS), Deckled Frames die (Waffle Flower), White Gouache, Finetec Pearl Silver metallic paint