Friday, November 6, 2015

Botanical Swirls- Heartfelt Thanks

Here is the second card type for today.

I have been meaning to create something of this kind for long. I have this die from Spellbinders which diecuts a whole panel for the front of a card. I did not want to plainly paste the panel on a contrasting cardstock. So, I thought of using watercolors to create a background. I wanted to see how light, bright- Twisted Citron and dark purple- Dusty Concord distress colors will look together.

So, I made the background on a watercolor paper. I adhered two layers of the die-cuts for a bit of thickness. On one panel, I added Studio G's glitter glue on some swirls, another one I have kept as is. For butterflies, I stamped them, colored them with Spectrum Noirs, and for added interest I covered them with glossy accents. With an intention to not hide this die-cut under a sentiment piece, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of plastic cardstock with quick drying alcohol drink. I loved that idea!


Submitted to:
Simon Says Stamps- Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Stamps- Monday Challenge- So Glossy
Virginia's View Challenge- All About Textures

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Virginia Lu said...

I absolutely how your vision came about...this turns out so beautifully!! The textured cover really made the design a stand out! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thanks/Thanksgiving” Challenge! Happy that you link it up to Virginia's View Challenge!

Emma Williams said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the background, it works so well with the die cut and the butterfly ~ really lovely! Thank you for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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