Hello, I hope you’ve had a good Monday!
Today I have a quick and easy card that features Distress Oxide ink blending and some new dies from Gina K. Designs. I love the detail of the dies in the Botanical Duo die set (also at Simon Says Stamp). They’re so pretty, even when cut just from white cardstock!
I began with the background by using foam blending tools to blend Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5.25″ and then set it aside.
Next, I used a circle die to cut a piece of white cardstock and then stamped a sentiment from Gina K. Designs’ Lovely Words stamp set (also at SSS) onto it in black pigment ink. I glued the circle to a slightly larger circle of vellum. Then, I cut the botanical pieces from white cardstock. I cut a few of each so that I could play around with them and trimmed one piece into separate little leaves and blooms.
To assemble the card front, I adhered the botanical pieces to the ink-blended panel by adding glue just to their stems so that the flowers and leaves could lift away from the panel. Then I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment. To finish, I glued the card front to a card base.
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