Today is the second day of the countdown teasers for the February release from Clearly Besotted. I have a floral card for you using the main image from the Blossoms in Bloom set. This is another larger set and I decided to do a little watercolouring for this pretty image.
And for regular readers, you will know that I have been having a phase of making shakers as I am trying to use up my hoards of sequins! I say phase. but in reality it’s about 3 cards, but that counts, right!? So I thought I would incorporate a shaker into today’s card. My normal process is to do my colouring first, so I went ahead and stamped the image with Versafine ink onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
I thought I would show you where my colour inspiration came from. On the Simon Says Stamp blog many moons ago, I spotted this post containing Distress Ink Recipe cards. I diligently printed them off, trimmed them down and I keep them with my Distress Ink swatches for when I want some inspiration. Today, I used the 4 inks from Distress Recipe 7 to color my image. I think this is a beautiful colour combination.
I only used those four ink colours and did 2 or 3 layers to get some depth and variation here and there on the image. But I wanted the colours to stay fairly muted. After I had watercoloured, I fussy cut the image, but there are coordinating dies available. This was then set to one side whilst I worked on the shaker portion of the card.
I won’t go into details here as you all know how shakers work by now, but I thought the floral image would sit beautifully around a circle so I created a circle aperture and shaker element behind. The sequins are a mix from Lucy’s Cards called Coconut Ice (so pretty, I love her mixes and need to make space for some more)! Haha! I can hear you all screaming at me “but you don’t like making shakers why do you need more?!!!”
After I had made the shaker and attached it all to my base, I held my breath to check it and then adhered the image on top. I stamped the greeting from Clearly Besotted Miniature Type onto some Neenah cardstock, trimmed it down and popped it on with foam tape. And that finished my card. Shakers take me a long time to make, but I do love them at the end.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will head over to see what Stephanie, Michelle and Keren have created for the release, I’m looking forward to seeing their cards. I will be back tomorrow with the third teaser for you. Happy crafting!
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