Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Floral Birthday

Fall Floral Birthday

Hi friends!  I have one more card I wanted to share with you, that I’m getting in just under the wire for one more chance of getting recognized as a Card Design Superstar at My Favorite Things

Ideas for this card were floating in my head all week, and this turned out nothing like I had originally planned, but I hope it might be good enough to catch some attention!  I used the new Fall Florals stamp set and matching Die-Namics for this (thanks again to my friend Kirsty for loaning me stamps I should have just bought in the first place… and I have remedied that by ordering my own set, but in the meantime I borrowed!)  I stamped the flowers on Smooth White card stock with Lemon Chiffon, Cherry Crisp, Jellybean Green and Chocolate Brown hybrid inks.  I used Cherry Crisp card stock to die-cut a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX flag, then stamped a sentiment on it from the LJD Pretty Poppies stamp set.  For the background, I tried a new idea.  I took a piece of watercolor card stock and taped the Jumbo Polka Dot stencil over it.  Then I inked up the BG Cheesecloth background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped over the stencil.  I then removed the stencil, applied white detail embossing powder and heat embossed.  Then I used Summer Splash and Blu Raspberry dye inks to watercolor the background over the now-textured polka dots!  I die-cut that panel with the Blueprints 22 Die-Namics and mounted it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base using foam tape.

I applied a few lessons from the MFT Summer School sessions to my card, including using Primary Colors and Asymmetry.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thank you for visiting me today!

6 comments:

Karyn Penno said...

Great effect, using the background stamp through the stencil, makes a stunning background for the floral focus. Good luck!

Lyn said...

Loving this muchly <3

JanR said...

This is just lovely! Such a cool way to do the background. Good luck! :-)

Nancy Thomas said...

Just gorgeous! Love the background especially.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card Tammy!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card and such a creative background!