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Happy Flowers Thinking of You

I love this stamp from Gina K. Designs. It is really large and takes up most of the front of an A2 card. In fact, you can't quite fit the whole thing onto that size of card. If you don't want to cut off a few leaves, you will want to make a 5" x 7" card.


The image was stamped onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I wanted to have deep, rich colors for this card and coloring with watercolor makers give a softer, more muted feel. So, I pulled out some Distress Re-inkers to use for watercoloring. Simple add a drop of the re-inker to a non-porous surface and touch your brush into the liquid color. I like to add a sheen of water to a petal first and then drop the color and let it move with the water. You can pull the color to the end of the petal with your brush.


Once the coloring was complete and dry it was cut out using the coordinating die. The die was also used to cut some sticky back foam and the two were adhered together. This is an easy way to add dimension to a card image.


To add visual interest behind the image the front of an A2 cardbase was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The focal image was then adhered it place with a good amount of liquid glue. You need more than normal because of the uneven embossed surface.


The sentiment was stamped onto some black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was cut into a strip using Pink and Main Sentiment Strip and adhered in the lower right of the card with a thin strip of sticky back foam.


The final embellishment was to add some black sequins around the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

· Gina K. Designs Happy Flowers

· LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers

· Distress Re-inkers: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon

· Simon Says Stamp Galaxy Sequins

· Pretty Pink Post Charcoal Sequins

· Darice Sticky Back Foam

· Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

· VersaMark Ink

· Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

· Barely Arts Precision Craft Glue

· Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

· Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

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