Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

Hello Lovely

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Hello, lovely!

Today’s card is my submission to the Color Throwdown Challenge as this week’s Guest Star Stamper.  I’m super excited that my card is being shared as an inspiration card for this week’s color palette, alongside some of my favorite card makers like Amy Rysavy and Barbara Anders.  How did I get to be a Guest Star Stamper?  A random number generator picked my submission to an earlier challenge :p

Today’s card uses flowers and leaves from the Altenew Adore You stamp set and a sentiment the Concord and 9th Hello Lovely stamp set.

20180415_231514.jpgI started by stamping the flowers and leaves onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  Then, using Copic Sketch markers, I did some very basic blending.  I added some white detail to the centers of the flowers using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  I cut out the images using a Brother ScanNCut2 and set them aside.

For the card front I cut down a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock with the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle die set.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  It was looking a little sparse so I smooshed some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink onto an acrylic block, added just a touch of water, and then used a small 2 round paint brush to create green splatters on the card front.

I went back to the flowers and leaves and played around until I settled on an arrangement.  Then I used a few strips of Post-It tape to temporarily hold the arrangements together so that I could easily move each arrangement around as a single piece.  I flipped each piece over and added liquid adhesive to the backs of the pieces that I wanted to sit flush against the card.  Then I flipped the piece right-side up, laid it over my card, and gently removed the Post-It Tape.  The remaining flowers are popped up using foam tape.  Finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base to finish off the card.

Thank you for visiting!

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