Welcome to the ICS April Blog Hop as we showcase projects created with this month's theme "It's A Girl Thing." Our Design Team Members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create beautiful feminine card designs for the ladies in your life.
My style is clean and simple, so when I thought about what I would create for this theme, I wasn't imaging ribbons and lace and lots of layers. Instead, I chose to create a colorful background abstract background with the Artistically Inked stamp set and added the beautiful detailed floral die cut created with the Artistic Dies using Gold Foil. I chose to use Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink and Coastal Cabana to create a background that reminds me of a watercolor garden and I couldn't resist adding the gorgeous Brushed Brass Butterflies to embellish my garden design.
Artistically Inked Bundle (item #155456)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690) - Retiring
Thick Basic White Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Vellum Cardstock (item #101856)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Fresh Freesia Classic Ink Pad (item #155611)
Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad (item #155712)
Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad (item #147097)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136)
Blender Pens (item #102845)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Thick Basic White Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment Label die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Gold Foil Sheets
Detailed Floral die cut with the Artistic Dies
This pretty card design is so simple to create and you can personalize the card design by changing the background colors. I wanted to create patches of color that would represent the colors of the flowers and the leaves, so I used the large background image from the Artistically Inked stamp set and randomly stamped the background using Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink and Coastal Cabana, including some second and third generation stamping to create layers of color. I stamped the small dots stamp image with Versamark randomly around the background layer and heat embossed them with Gold embossing powder and repeated the process with the lines I created using a Blender Pen with Versamark ink to create gold veins in the design. I attached the detailed Gold Floral die cut to the card front, leaving some room in the bottom right corner of the card for the sentiment label. The sentiment was heat embossed on the Vellum cardstock label with Gold embossing powder and I attached it to the bottom right corner with Mini Glue Dots. To finish off the card design, I added the beautiful Brushed Brass Butterflies to give the illusion of them flying around my pretty card design. This card design has all the things I love about creating - pretty colors, Gold Foil, embossing and butterflies. How could I not love it.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own pretty cards to share with the wonderful women in your life. There are so many wonderful options to explore.Now it's time to visit Janey's wonderful blog and see what she has created to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
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Beautiful card! Thanks for hopping with us this month!ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb. It was fun taking part in this hop.Delete
Love the beautiful background you created. Very pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sharon. I love this stamp set and watercolor look of the images.Delete
Beautiful! I love the gold sentiment on the vellum!ReplyDelete
Thank you Darla. The vellum adds just the right touch for this card design.Delete
That is simply elegant! I need to pull that stamp set out again! Love this card!ReplyDelete
I love the watercolor look and gold accents. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love your colour combination for the background. The effect is amazingReplyDelete