Tag : thinking of you

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This post will feature another FSJ (Fun Stampers Journey) May 2017 Bloom Box card re-imagined for the Fab Friday Card Challenge 113. Here is the card sketch for this challenge:

The original design in the FSJ May Bloom Box featured an elegant doily themed Well Wishes card accented with a silk bow and neutral button with natural twine.

Again, I wanted to incorporate some flowers into the design. I created the blue flowers using the technique mentioned in this post Well Wishes Doily Elegance using FSJ Pool Party ink, FSJ Sweet Pear, FSJ Lemongrass, dauber dowels, and the FSJ stamp set Summer Garden. The doily images were stamped onto FSJ Rock Candy cardstock using Butter Cream ink. The base is FSJ Banana Cream cardstock, with FSJ Rock Cany, and FSJ Butter Cream mats. The “Thinking of You” sentiment was stamped onto the Butter Cream cardstock using FSJ Rock Candy ink.

The second doily from the sentiment focal point, is raised up using FSJ Small Foam Squares. The circular center of this doily is die-cut out and the sentiment sits flush with the first doily (it’s hard to tell in the photo – I have a close-up below). The green leaves were created using FSJ Sweet Pear cardstock and the FSJ Bloom Cluster die. The flower bouquet was popped-up with Foam Squares. The final touch was adding FSJ Journey Glaze to the flowers (the sheen does not show up in the photo). I made a boo-boo and some of the glaze got onto the cardstock with the sentiment. Instead of freaking out, I decided to add some more dots of glaze to mimic dewdrops.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the third design for the March Make-n-Take. My stampers have a choice between an Easter card or an alternative card (see below).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy inspiration came from a technique video featuring the Serene Stamper http://www.serenestamper.com/2015/02/painted-petals-thank-you-cards.html . This is a really, really fun technique. It is super easy and very forgiving. I think this is going to become one of my favorite cards to duplicate.

Tip: I used Regal Rose (retired) ink on my cards, but Strawberry Slush could easily be substituted. The Hello Honey ink can have some dark spots of ink on the flowers, but all I did to correct this problem was slightly wet a paper towel and dab the darker area to pull off excessive ink. When I made the cross card, I had too much water on the watercolor paper and the ink bled excessively. I just took a paper towel and wiped off the ink leaving behind a splash of color and stamped the flowers again. I think it looks like I meant to have a smudged area. LOL – It is very forgiving. I used Staz-on for the words so the ink wouldn’t bleed.

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