I am back with my second Crafts-U-Love DT card for February using the two Julie Hickey stamp sets that I received: Family Sentiments* and Floral Fusion*.
Today’s card took a long time to create mainly because I got inky and then had to do a ton of fussy cutting!
I decided that I wanted to create a flowery wreath for a Mother’s Day card. Well actually it can be an ‘Any Day’ mother’s card really! I started off by stamping the sentiment in the centre of my card base and then added a few stamped swirls from the Floral Fusion set.
Then I turned my attention to creating a base panel to use for the flower images.
First, I applied three shades of purple distress oxide ink repeatedly, drying each layer with my heat tool.
As I wanted a bit of shimmer, part way through the process, I added some Cosmic Shimmer ‘Silver Dream’ powder. Ordinarily, I would stop altering the background once I had added a metallic/shimmery powder, but I wanted a little more intensity from the purples so I continued to add more ink!
Eventually I stopped and stamped the smaller outline flower a number of times before fussy cutting them out and arranging them in a circle around the sentiment.
For the leaves, I stamped the larger solid flower image using two shades of regular distress ink and then cut completely around all the petals and slotted them between the flowers.
To finish off the card I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres of each flower.
Thanks for stopping by!
Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this DT assignment.
This is a beautiful card- very elegant- thanks for the inspiration