Hello happy crafters. Welcome back to my blog. I hope you have had a splendid day. Today I have another set card based on a colour scheme. Enjoy!?
For the two cards using Spellbinder's Blooming Rose Dies. I die cut 2 set of the petals and 2 sets of the leaves using 80 lb cardstock. I also stuck with the same sentiment and colour scheme of pink, grey and gold.
For my first card, I used Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING BLENDER BRUSH to colour each of the petals with Raspberry Distress Ink. I coloured the tip of the petals darker and the centre lighter for the smaller 3 petals where else the centres darker for the larger 2 petals. After the petals air dried, I curled the first 3 smallest petals inwards and then the other 2 larger petals outwards. I used Gina K's Liquid Glue to adhere them all together in the centre, making sure that the petals alternate with the petals below them. To finish off the flower, I added some grey mixed size bubbles in the centre with a generous amount of Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue. The leaves I coloured, in the same manner, using Iced Spruce. After allowing the leaves to dry, I bent them a little on the scoreline and added a little more colour to the edges.
I continued by stamping a happy birthday greeting from Kelly Creates TRACEABLE QUOTES with Iced Spruce Distress Ink 3 times in order to get a solid image, I allowed a few minutes between each stamping to allow for the ink to dry so there is no bleeding.
After this, I worked on the background. I wanted a thin gold frame but felt a cut out would be too distracting. So I used some painters tape and made a rectangle with my nesting dies as a guide. I then painted the space between the painter's tape with gold paint. Unfortunately, because I didn't press the tape down firmly, there were gaps in the tape and some of the paint got under the tape. I removed the tape and added gold ink splatters to the card in my splatter box which is just a box from a random delivery which I keep specify for ink splatters. I have another box for adhesive sprays.
Lastly, I arranged the big leaves and glued them down with liquid glue before moving to the smaller leaves, I saved some leaves to add after the flower was adhered.
For Card 2, the flower was made with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and all the petals curled outwards at varying intensity. For the flower centre, I used 2 pink omber flower stem and had to pierce a hole through the middle of the flower. Therefore when I was applying glue I made sure to add them to the side, instead of on the middle of the flower.
For the background, I started by using an antistatic powder to remove static from the paper and used Versamark Clear Embossing Ink to emboss happy birthday with Rangers Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder. I used the smooshing technique where I place the Pink Raspberry Distress Ink on my Tim Holtz's Media Mat and then lightly mist it before bringing the paper to the ink and pressing firmly on it then lifting. I repeated this process until I was happy with the result. I carefully wiped off any excess ink on the embossed area using a paper towel.
I used the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Dies to cut out a thin frame from black cardstock and added on at an angle. I then added some gold splatters in my splatter box. To finish, I added the flower and leaves to the frame.
For the 3rd card, I started by using an antistatic powder to remove static from the paper and used Versamark Clear Embossing Ink to emboss happy birthday with Rangers Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder.
Then I used the Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING BLENDER BRUSH to apply Pink Raspberry Distress Ink to the middle of the card, the embossed sentiment will resist the ink. When I am happy with the intensity of colour around the sentiment, I used a tissue to buff the embossed sentiment to remove any excess ink. I then added some splatters with the same colour. I added a thin stript of gold mirror washi tape to the left side of the card to add some interest and make the offset of the sentiment look less noticeable.
To make the focal points, I used Gold Nuvo Drop to make two dots and used a toothpick to drag them from the centre on the drop so they meet and make a heart shape. I let the Nuvo Drops dry for a whole day before handling the card.
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