Sunday, March 20, 2016

WaterColor Blossoms; Card

Hello.  I made a card to say 'Thank You' to those ladies who placed orders @ Ashley's KEEP Collective party.  {smile}  The ladies she invited were funny, personable, and friendly. 
The wonderful ladies over @ The Paper Players have a current challenge that fit this bill!  Their theme for their current challenge is to create a clean and simple card with a Spring theme! Yahoo!

And, the wonderfully talented ladies over @ Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge have a similar challenge: Welcome Spring, and use ribbon, lace, or trim on your project.  Easy!
and here is what I made:

Recipe:  I used crumb cake card stock for the card base.  The matt is made with crisp cantaloupe card stock.  I just love this color.  It's a softer version of the Coral.  
I stamped the floral image in Black detail ink, on to white shimmer card stock.  I used re-inkers to water color the blossoms with aqua painter.  I used crisp cantaloupe, pink pirouette, blushing bride, coral, pear pizzazz, and pistachio pudding.  

Once the blossoms were water colored, I sprayed the panel with a shimmer mist.  I really wanted the sparkle!  Finally, I hand-stamped the 'thank you' from the hand-scripted stamp set by Amuse Studio in Basic Black classic ink.   

I used my paper piercer to create two tiny holes on each side of the blossom stems, and strung a thin, sheer, coral ribbon, and tied a simple, single bow.  I wanted another embellishment, so I added a trio of marshmallow sequins.  The water colored panel was adhered to the cantaloupe card stock with foam tape.
I plan on dropping these beauties in the mail, once I hear from KEEP Collective, that Ashley's party orders have been shipped.  {smile}  I hope the ladies really do love their cards and unique jewelry.  {smile}


Laurie Unger said...

Wow! This really stood out in the gallery. Such wonderful coloring and sparkle!

laurie said...

Your bouquet of flowers is so pretty, and I love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Bonnie Garby said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Jennifer Scull said...

such a pretty card, especially with the addition of the sequins!

Thank you so much for joining our 'WELCOME SPRING WITH RIBBON OR TRIM' challenge at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Sharon. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Spring Ribbon Challenge. Blessings to you and please join us again soon.
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