I decided to do some spritzing on today’s card, which is a technique I haven’t used for absolutely ages! It’s a great way of covering large white areas without distracting from the design of the card. My colour scheme for the card is Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Call Me Clover and Daffodil Delight.
The only time I had used the Call Me Clover on this card was for the leaves, so I decided to use it for the spritzer, too! I filled my Stampin’ Spritzer with about one third of tap water, and two thirds of 70% Rubbing Alcohol. Using Rubbing Alcohol in the spritzer makes it dry on the card really quickly.
I don’t remember which company I bought my bottle of Rubbing Alcohol from. All I remember is that Othman went online for it, and found it very easily. Whenever I’m making a new solution for spritzing, I always start with a minumum amount of drops of re-inker. I added just three drops of Call Me Clover Ink Refill this time, and found the colour absolutely spot on for my card! Normally I find I have to keep adding an extra one or two drops to get the depth of colour I’m after!
To create this card I’d stamped two leaves using Call Me Clover Ink. Next I stamped two large and one small daisy using Highland Heather, but when I was arranging them on the leaves with a strip of ribbon, the daisy looked too pale.
Next I did all three daisies in Gorgeous Grape and they looked oh! so very much better! After punching them out with the matching punches, I curled all the petals downwards, and adhered then all together. For the centre of the daisy, I took a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and stamped the centre of the large daisy in Daffofdil Delight Ink. I used the half inch circle punch to punch it out, and adhered it in the centre with Tombow.
The easy way to attach the ribbon was to glue it to the back of the daisy – right in the centre – first! After I had stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape Ink, I spritzed the layer. I also decided to spritz the Whisper White CS layer that was going inside the card.
When I first started making this card, I experimented with fussy cutting the leaves. In the end I decided it wasn’t worth the effort because I would be adhering the daisies on top of the leaves; but I didn’t want to waste the fussy cut leaves. I used one of them inside the card, and have saved the second one for a future project. I stamped two small daisies in Gorgeous Grape Ink for the inside of the card.
The final touch was to add some Highland Heather (or Gorgeous Grape?) sequins to the front of the card. I added some very small Basic Pearls in the centre of each one! I’m pleased with my finished card, although I should have used a larger sentiment. I could stamp another sentiment, die cut and spritz it, and adhere it over the top, but I think that would spoil the overall look, so I’m going to leave well alone!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous Friday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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