Hello everyone! It’s day three of the April release week and I am so thrilled to show you the card that I made for today. I am back to my normal style, but I tried to up the ante a bit.
When I found out the theme for this month’s release, I envisioned a shabby grayed out backdrop for a flower and this is what I came up with. Now, I don’t think I did anything groundbreaking, but prior to this, I wouldn’t have gone near acrylic paint. But I’ll start at the beginning.
My color inspiration came from the Howdy Doody Collection from My Mind’s Eye. It’s composed of soft greens, pinks, cream, and grays. So, first, I brought out my Scallop and Stitched Circle Die set and diecut a circle and four scalloped circles in Baby Pink felt. The circle is the base of the flower, and to make the “petals” I folded the scalloped circles in half twice and hand sewed them to the circle. In this instance, I did them by hand, but you could also add a bit more detail by machine stitching. To complete the flower, I threaded a Vintage Cream button from Papertrey with their rustic jute button twine, and glued it to the center.
I impressed a 3.75” x 5” piece of Soft Stone with my woodgrain impression plate. Next, I adhered it to a Sweet Blush mat and embellished it by adding some lace and trim. I then added my piece of painted cardboard (I used Gray, Robin’s Egg, and Vanilla acrylic paint from Jo-Ann.).
The set that my sentiment came from is Floral Sentiments. I diecut an XL Label from Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped it with one of the coordinating borders using Angel Pink ink. I then stamped my sentiment, “With Love,” in VersaMark Dazzle and embossed it with Pewter Zing embossing powder. I trimmed the label in half and it adhered it above the cardboard towards the right of the card front. I tied a bow around the card front with Aqua Mist twill and then I adhered it to an A2 Aqua Mist base.
The finishing touch was to add some diecut felt leaves and my flower. I also swiped some white pigment ink around the edges of the base.
Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
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