I am back today with a bright, shimmery and Springy birthday card for a crafty friend of mine who celebrates her birthday today. I know, there have been a lot of birthdays this week…..
It’s been a while since my Twinkling H20’s made an appearance. For the last few months I have been meaning to get them out and give them some love, and also convince myself that I do not need to buy the Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set. And I am convinced. As lovely as I am sure the pearl paints are from Gansai, I have about 60 little shimmering pots of delicious colours to play with. So for now I am abstaining from another purchase of paints!
Enough of my ramblings, here is my card for today.
I decided to go for a citrus colour palette for the card – I so often use pink or purple and honestly, I fancied a change. And I thought the three colours below would be a beautiful combination for the card.
I started off by stamping and heat embossing the dahlia stamp randomly over some Bristol Smooth cardstock. I mixed a little of each colour onto an acrylic block and set about painting the flowers. No order at all to the painting, just used a mix of the three colours randomly over each bloom and I tried to balance them out. Two of the yellows are quite similar, particularly in the photos, they are a little more distinct in the flesh.
Once dry, I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a card base that had a mat of black paper. I simply stamped the greeting onto some more Bristol Paper so that it matched the panel and die cut the “you” three times from black cardstock. I used wet adhesive to glue the three layers together – I find it easier to use this so that I can move the pieces around a little to make sure they are flush.
I finished by adhering both parts of the sentiment to the panel. I hmm’d and ha’d about adding sequins and decided against it in the end. Still not sure if that is the right decision, but there is a lot of shimmer on the card and I wanted that to stand out.
It’s notoriously difficult to photograph shimmer, but I hope I have captured a little of how beautiful it is above.
Thank you, as always, for visiting. Please feel free to leave me a comment or ask any questions you may have, I am always happy to hear from you. I will be back soon with another project and in the meantime, I hope you all have a lovely week.
Stamps: Krumspring Dahlia, Simon Says Stamp You Matter
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Paint: Luminarte Twinkling H20’s – Lemongrass, Lemondrop, Kiwi
Cardstock: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, 300gsm White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Other: Versamark Ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Big Shot, Double Sided Adhesive, Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive