Hello again! The card I'm sharing today was made using the wonder sketch from Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm also joining 2 other challenges - Trend Week at Just Us Girls, where we are to use ink blending, and the Flower Challenge, to use embossing, either heat or dry. For my card I ended up using both.
Beginning with a panel of Bristol paper, Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover were blended with an ink blending tool. Once the ink dried, I ran it through the Big Shot with the lovely new Layered Leaves embossing folder from Stampin' Up. Moving on to the flower, it was heat embossed on water color paper, water colored with different Distress inks (listed below), then die cut with the companion die. I knew I wanted vellum leaf sprigs behind the flower but didn't have a die that would work. Then I remembered an old Sizzlet I held onto (long retired from SU), and it worked perfectly! In fact I was pleased that the leaf shapes are very similar to those in the embossed panel.
To assemble the card, the blended panel was adhered to a base of #110 Neenah Solar White card stock, then the horizontal piece of black card stock embossed with the sentiment was added. A stitched die cut circle was added next, then the flower and leaves popped up on Dimensionals. Glossy Accent "dew" drops were added to the flower and white and black Nuvo drops added to the panel. .
Thanks for visiting today, I so appreciate it! I've added the challenge links below, so be sure to head over there and check out all the amazing inspiration!
Stamps: Adore You (Altenew), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (sentiment, SU)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, Canon XL watercolor, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral
Other: Little Leaves Sizzlet, Stitched Shapes Circle Die (SU), Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder, Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder, Ebony Black and Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, Silver Black Velvet 04 watercolor brush, Ranger Glossy Accents