Thursday, April 21, 2016

Girly Doodly Flowers - Hello There!

This card is an unexpected outcome of playing with the Simon Says Stamps - Circle Loops Die.  I didn't know what I was going to make with it at first.  I die cut a lot of them using different pattern papers.  Did a lot of mix and match to found the combinations I like and finally decided I would use them to make flowers.  Although I did't use all the pieces from the die cut, but each flower was made using only the die cut pieces from this circle loops die.  At the end I decided to sparkle up the flowers a bit by covering the centre pieces with Faber-Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  The gel is white and opaque when it is wet but turns sparkly and transparent after it is completely dried.  

The different shades of greens around the edges of the card are done by rubbing multiple layers of distress inks using the mini ink blending tool.  The colours I used are listed below.  I started off with the lightest colour first and finished off with the darkest.  After I was happy with the green shades on the edge of the card, I felt it needed just a little bit of something.  So I decided to use the stamp with two leafs from the Simon Says Stamps Spring Flower stamp set and stamped around the edges of the card where the green shade are using Peacock Feathers distress ink.  The stems and leafs for the flowers are from the same Spring Flower stamp set.  Since the stem in the stamp set only has on leaf, I masked out and re-shaped the stamp to re-stamp the second leaf on each stem.  They were then coloured with distress markers loosely.

The "Hello There" sentiment is from a Art C - Love Hello Thanks stamp and die combo.  I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder on a piece of black card stock for the sentiment.  To make the card pops even more, I used a turquoise card stock and stamped it with the Hero Arts Lauderdale Floral background stamp using Versamark ink to make the tone on tone DIY pattern paper.

Thank you for stoping by.  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think about the card!  Happy creating!