Thanks for stopping by today...I have a couple of Spring inspired cards to share with you! I've had the idea for these cards in my head for a while and I sat down after church on Sunday to finally put my idea onto paper. I'd been watching "Little Women" on Netflix the night before, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch it with me while I worked on these cards. She begrudgingly did, but I could tell she was captivated from the very start and ended up LOVING it. I knew she would! Also, I seemed to have bought a few doubles of some things in the last few weeks and I wanted to make my mistake your good fortune! Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the photo of the giveaway items and a few details.
To begin, I got to work blending two 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch panels of smooth Bristol paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I also added a good spritzing of Shimmer Spray for some added shine and to get some oxidation happening here and there. While those were drying, I got to work die cutting 4 of the Basket Die Coverplate. I glued two together for each card. I like doing this for some added dimension and stability. I didn't add it to the panel at this time because I wanted to heat emboss the two sentiments first. I needed to wait until the blended panels were completely dry so I didn't get any powder sticking places it shouldn't. I used my MISTI stamping tool for proper alignment. I just set the basket pieces on top really quickly for placement, but them moved them for the actual stamping.
The sentiments are from one of my all-time favorite sets called Graceful Greetings. Once they were embossed, I then added the basket pieces using liquid glue. Doing it at this time also helped with the slight warping that happens while heat embossing. It just helped get everything smooth again.
While the glue was drying, I got to work creating my garden of flowers using one of my new favorites; Farmers Market Florals. I stamped quite an army of flowers and leaves and then used the coordinating Farmer's Market Florals Dies.
I placed them here and there using foam squares and added a few to the basket handle as well. I added some crytal glaze drops to the leaves and flowers on the "Hello" card.
I added a few rhinestone embellishments on this card. I had so much fun working on these and it was such a fun time watching Little Women with my daughter!
I'm giving these few things away since I accidentally bought duplicates. Leave me a comment on the crafty accessory you CAN'T live without and I'll draw a name on Friday at noon. I'll announce the winner on Saturday.
Thanks for fluttering by!