Monday, May 16, 2016

Fuzzy Cut Opening Floral Card


There are two things that challenged me to create this card. First, I was asked by my co-worker to create a Thank You card for her. Second, I wanted to participate in Altenew's May Challenge. I got the inspiration from a card made my Joni Nina Andaya ( 

To create the background, I positioned the flowers from the set at the edges of a watercolor panel cut at 6" x 4 1/4". I used the Misti Tool just in case I don't get a perfect impression the first time. I applied an anti-static tool before stamping the flowers with Versamark ink. I heat embossed this using Ranger Copper embossing powder. I repeatedly did this until the edges are covered with flowers. I later on trimmed this to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

To create the center window, I used a craft knife to create an 'X' then use my scissors to cut around the inner edge, leaving a small white border. I colored the flowers and the background using Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pens and Zig Clean Color Real brush pens. I like the bold colors these pens create. How about you?

For the centerpiece that will occupy the window, I stamped the sentiment using Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and You stamp set on yellow vellum. I used a Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet dye ink. Since stamping on vellum takes a while to dry, I embossed the sentiment using a clear powder. To add more detail to this vellum panel, I stamped the butterflies from the Altenew stamp set on the back of the vellum to create a muted effect.

I could have stopped here but I didn't. I created a plaid background as a background to the vellum. I don't have a thick stripe stamp, and I wish I did. To create one, I stretched one of my block sentiment stamps by using the reverse side of it. I repeatedly stamp this diagonally to create the plaid look. I used SSS Orange Peel dye ink. I initially tried this with SSS Sunshine dye ink but the effect through the vellum wasn't the same as the effect of the Orange Peel.

I adhered the vellum on the back of the windowed panel, making sure the sentiment is centered. I then adhered the plaid background to the back of the vellum. I applied this panel to a white note card.

Thanks for viewing my blog. Have a brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B. 

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  1. Wonderful card Maria! I love all the flowers and the colours are so striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. So beautiful, great idea to cut the middle to add the sentiment. Gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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