Lovely Blossoms - Karen McKibbin

Hi there!

Paper Rose Studio Products:
Lovely Florals - Blossoms 18183, Hello Layered Die 18252

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers, Watercolours, vellum, clear embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, Neenah Solar Crest 80# cardstock

Hello everyone, welcome back!  I started this card by stamping the floral images onto Neenah Solar Crest 80# cardstock using the Fog ink.  I used Copic markers to colour in the images and then fussy cut them out.

For the background, I used some watercolour paints to create a corner of pinks and tried to let it fade out to white.  I wasn’t happy with how this turned out as the watercolour was darker than I wanted it to be.  To soften it, I attached a layer of vellum over the watercolour layer and wrapped it around to the back before attaching it with double sided tape at the back. This gave a much softer card front for the blossoms. I attached the blossoms as if it was a continuous branch across the page and popped a few of them up on foam tape for dimension.  

The Hello sentiment was cut three times from white cardstock and glued together.  I inked the top layer with Distress Oxide in Kitsch Flamingo before embossing it three times with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powders.  I love the glossy finish this gives it. The secondary sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I also stamped this onto white cardstock with the Kitsch Flamingo ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder before trimming it out.  Finally, I glued both sentiments in place at the bottom of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a happy, creative d

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published