Hello! I am running late on my blog post for the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog. The challenge for the next two weeks is on flowers. I printed the image on different colored cardstocks from Stampin' Up. I re-sized the flower image to 1.5" and printed it four times in each colored cardstock. I colored the images using Prisma color pencils using the same color for the corresponding cardstock. Since I am layering these images, on two of the images, I only colored the petals. And for the other two, I colored the flower centers. Although, I end up not using the flower centers.
Next, I fussy cut the flowers. This is the step where I would say took most of my time in creating this card. I re-colored the images after fussy cutting to try and hide any cutting imperfections. I die cut a small circle using felt and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Wafer die. I used the small circle for this since it closely matches the size of the floral circle of the digi. I color matched the felt to the colors of the flowers. I layered the two same colored flowers on top of each other by adding a blob of Tim Holtz Distress Matte Medium to the center of one flower, then lightly placed the other flower on top of it making sure it is slightly offset. You can also use a foam adhesive for this step. I set this aside to dry.
I stamped the denim pocked on blue cardstock. The stamp is from Paper Smooches Denim & Daisies stamp set. I used a Versamark ink and heat embossed this using Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. I fussy cut around the stamped image, leaving a small border around it. I heat embossed a sentiment using Hero Arts white embossing powder. The sentiment is from SSS What's Brewing stamp set. I punched holes on the top corners and hammered in some Making Memories Snaps. I love it when old embellishment put to good use.
I die cut leaves using a pearl green cardstock and SSS Beautiful Day wafer die. I did cut the leafy stem into two so I can distribute the leaves around the flowers.
For the background paper, I have some thin scrap grid patterned paper from Martha Stewart. I embossed the SSS Stitched Rectangle Wafer die. The impression is hard to see in photo but in real life, you can feel the impression created by the wafer die to the paper. I trimmed off the edges leaving a small border around it.
Onto assembling the front panel, I arranged the pocket die cut, the flowers and the leaves. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I started applying liquid glue to the back of the die cuts. Using a liquid glue allowed me to have some time to adjust the die cuts before the glue dries. The center flower was adhered using an foam adhesive.
For the note card, I am using a top folding white note card. I was going to mat my flower panel with a red cardstock but opted to use a red washi tape instead. I adhered the washi around the edges of the front of the white cardstock. I used a craft knife and a ruler to cut the inner corners and create diagonal lines for each corner where the tapes meet. I could have skipped this step since it is hardly noticeable once the flower panel was adhered on top of it.
I cut a fun foam and adhered it to the back of the flower panel then adhered this to the washi taped note card. As last detail, I added Nuvo drops to the flower centers and randomly to the the grid patterned paper.
I hope you find inspiration in my created card. Please join us in our latest challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.
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