I hope you had a very blessed Easter. We had to change our plans about visiting our family yesterday and moved it to Sunday afternoon. Vicki had checked the weather forecast and saw sleet was due on Monday! As we are still under lockdown we are allowed to visit one household, and it has to be in the garden. We are so pleased we made the change because the weather on Sunday was sunny and a bit chilly and yesterday was quite sunny but freezing cold. I’m not sure what happened to the sleet because it didn’t arrive in our part of the world
Just for once, when I had made today’s card, I liked all the white space; I felt it makes my card look clean and quite simple. I say quite simple because it took me three attempts to colour the image to my satisfaction! The drawing of the image is sketchy and most the flowers, leaves and stems are very small and/or narrow.
For my final attempt, I gave up trying to colour any of the stems and for most of the small flowers, I coloured the “area” of the flower without trying to stay in the lines. If you have a look at the photograph which shows the sentiment you’ll see what I mean. I coloured the three largest flowers correctly and most of the leaves but everything else has been coloured in a more relaxed way!
I used my Stampin’ Blends to colour the image as follows: leaves Light Mossy Meadow, three largest flowers Light and Dark Rococo Rose, the small pale flowers on the stems in the centre Light Flirty Flamingo, dark pink flowers on outside of image on both sides Dark Rococo Rose, three purple flowers Dark Highland Heather, fourth largest flower Dark Flirty Flamingo, dragonfly body Smokey Slate, and wings Dark Flirty Flamingo and Dark Rococo Rose.
After I had punched the dragonfly out using the Dragonflies Punch, I punched out another one using Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and adhered it on the back of the coloured dragonfly to cover up where the colour had bled through the cardstock. I adhered the dragonfly to the top Whisper White layer using Tombow along his body with his wings folded upwards. Then I adhered two small pieces of Dimensionals under his wings to make them stay pointing upwards. I chose the sentiment WISHING YOU ALL THINGS FABULOUS which is from the All Things Fabulous Stamp Set – it’s being carried forward into the new Annual Catalogue.
Using Smokey Slate Ink and my Stamparatus, I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of Whisper White CS which I then layered onto a strip of Rococo Rose CS. I adhered the top layer to a middle layer of Rococo Rose CS and then onto a Whisper White card base. To finish off the front of my card, I painted the dragonfly wings and all the flowers, using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
Inside the card I adhered a top layer of Whisper White CS, then a middle layer of Rococo Rose CS and then onto the card base. I stamped the image of the six dragonflies in the bottom right-hand corner and then coloured them with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend. They were finished off with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
Do you recognise today’s second card? It’s the card I shared with you last Saturday, i.e. the Vine Design Birthday Card. I kept looking at the card and decided I didn’t like it all-white so I decided to adhere the Highland Heather CS die-cut I saved when I had die-cut all the bits I needed to use as infills!
There is more depth to it because of the additional layer and I had to paint the infilled Highland Heather CS bits with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to make the infills a tad darker. It wasn’t until I’d finished photographing my card, I realised I’d covered up the three yellow dots I’d used my Label Me Fancy Punch for! I’ll correct that this morning! But which one do you prefer – Whisper White or Highland Heather? Hubby says the new look makes it look like an Easter egg……I can’t argue with that!!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”