Saturday, March 3, 2018

Many Thanks

Hi! I'm back with my second blog post Today. This time I'll show you three cards made with beautiful Pretty Blooms Stamp Set 873.

Materials used on:
1st card: Pink Fizz Microfine Glitter [GM2050], Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry);
2nd card: Purple Fig Microfine Glitter [GM2047], Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch);
3rd card: Marine Blue Microfine Glitter [GM2049], Distress Ink (Wilted Violet);
All cards:
Pretty Blooms Stamp Set 873
White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298]
Sticker Paper [99558]
Tonic Studio dies Miniature Moments Many Thanks [125e]
AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Spiced Ginger) [890N]
Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops [762N]
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky]
Others: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn), Spellbinders dies (Sprigs, Cherry Blossoms)

I did all the stamping on the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I made three cards at the same time so the Stamp Platform was a huge help. I started by stamping the image from Pretty Blooms Stamp Set on to the two corners of Watercolor Cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with White Detail Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the same image two times to a scrap piece of paper and fussy cut them out with scissors. I placed them on top of the heat embossed images and stamped flowers to rest of the corners same way as others. All the coloring is done with AquaFlow Watercolors (Fresh Green from Spring Meadow set and Spiced Ginger from Autumn Woodland set) and with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet). I used my Tonic Studio A3 Glass Mat as a paint pallet. I have this one because it is in centimeters. But SNS carries the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat which is a similar thing but with added features.  

After all panels were dry, I drew tilted rectangles to the back side and used a craft knife and metal ruler to cut them out. Glass Mat is a brilliant surface to use for cutting. It makes the cutting very easy and smooth. I made matting layers for each watercolored piece. Edges of the matting layers were covered with  1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering colored pieces to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Microfine Glitter.

The sentiment is made with Tonic Studio Miniature Moments Many Thanks die. I used it die cut three layers out of white cardstock and one layer out of Sticker Paper. Sticker Paper was covered with Microfine Glitter and then I Glued all the die cut sentiments on top of each other.

The card was beautiful enough, but I wanted something more to it. I found a lovely self-made green paper from my stash. I believe it was colored with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and maybe something else (Nuance Watercolor Powder in color of Jade perhaps). I cut punch of leaves with Spellbinders Sprig die. Blossoms are die cut with Cherry Blossoms by Spellbinders. To the center of each blossom, I added Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops. Same Glitter Drops is added to the center of the colored flowers also. 

The first card is in pink colors. Flowers are colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Matting layers and sentiment are covered with Pink Fizz Microfine Glitter.

Flowers on my second card are colored with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. I wanted to make blue matting layers to this card but I messed up and accidentally took Purple Fig Microfine Glitter. Oh well... I wasn't in the mood to start all over again so I kept it like this and adhered the same color sentiment to it as well. I'm happy how it tuned out. 

So my third card with purple flowers (colored with Wilted Violet Distress Ink) ended up with blue matting layers and sentiment. Marine Blue Microfine Glitter was the one I used on it. 

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  1. Love, love, love this design, clean and very elegant! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, your cards are stunning! you've done a fantastic job of coloring the flowers and I love the glittery framed sentiment. Gorgeous trio!

  3. Wow, these cards are
    gorgeous and a lot of
    work with all the
    cutting by hand.
    Love the glitter.
    Carla from Utah


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