Hi crafty friends and Happy Easter! It’s Lisa on the blog with you today to share a super pretty Spring card that I made that is appropriate for any occasion, with just a change of sentiment.
Stamping the sentiment in a dark grey and then using watercolor pencils to color in the image is where I started with this card. The stamp itself shows where the highlights and lowlights should be, which is very helpful. Then I used a transparent watercolor that is “impregnated” on a piece of paper to do the rest. I added a touch of enamel accents to add a glossy finish to the centers of the flowers, as well. Once the color is dry the panel is die-cut.
Two patterned papers were adhered together using my new absolute FAVE adhesive: the E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser. This stuff is so strong and lays down so smooth, just like buttah. 😉 Once adhered I die cut them, too. I cut a doily in half (no idea where I got it) and adhered that puppy down (not a real puppy, please don’t call the SPCA on me!) with my trusty ‘ol favorite E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to the patterned paper so that the frilly side was about at the edge.
I then doubled the darkest blue of the Girlie Grunge Twine and wrapped it around the middle of the patterned paper panel and tied into a bow. This gives the appearance of 4 bows and 4 tails. I added a Dodz Mini under the center of the bow to keep it from shifting and to add stability to the bow I dipped my fingers into the Girlie Grunge Art Medium and ran my fingers around the bow to give it shape. This little trick is so cool!
3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular were added to the water-colored panel and then that was placed on top of the patterned paper panel. A stamped, embossed sentiment was done onto some cardstock weight vellum which was then wrapped around the entire piece and again, adhered on the back with the E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.
To embellish I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins using the Dodz Mini and then adhered the whole she-bang to a base card cut so that it opens vertically.
One more close-up!
Wishing you ALL a very Happy Easter and beautiful Spring!
Stamps: Technique Tuesday, Winnie & Walter, Essentials by Ellen
Die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics
Embossing Powder: Wow!
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Cardstock: My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh, Ranger (Enamel Accents)
Watercolors: Faber-Castell (pencils), Peerless (sheets)