Mosaic Lotus Card - Karen McKibbin

Hello and welcome back!  I've got a card today that uses a new mosaic die from Paper Rose Studio and I love the artistic look it gives. 
Supplies Used: Mosaic Lotus Metal Cutting Die 28504, Sketchy 6x6 Paper Collection 25252, Lots and Lots of Rectangles 2.0 Metal Cutting Die 22177, 19499 Clear Crystal Mix.  Other supplies: Copic markers (RV25, RV23, RV21, RV10, G94, G82), Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall.
I first cut the mosaic die from Neenah Solar Crest 80# cardstock, and carefully saved all the lotus pieces and the outer frame.  I find it easiest to do this by placing a piece of Press N' Seal wrap on the back of the die once it has been cut and then carefully lifting this off the die.  I glued the frame to a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of 110# white cardstock. Then I coloured in the lotus pieces with Copic markers as listed above, trying to keep the darker tones at the base of the petals.  I added a little of the Nuvo Glitter Accents to the tips of the petals and once they were dry, I glued the petal pieces into place within the frame.  
For the background, I used two different pieces of the Sketchy paper pack.  I chose a predominantly blue piece for the water, and the more purpley-green one for the landscape.  I die cut these and again used the Press N' Seal to keep the pieces in place.  Then I glued these pieces into the frame.
I used the largest of the Lots and Lots of Rectangles die to cut the outer frame from white cardstock, and then trimmed this down so there was an even border all around the etched markings.  This card ended up being just a bit smaller than an A2 sized card, but I love the look of the triple matting.  I glued this outer frame to a card base, and trimmed the card base to match the frame.  Then I glued the mosaic piece to the center of the card.  Finally, I added a few of the Clear Crystal Mix over the background and on the flowers to make it look like water drops. I haven't added a sentiment to this card because I'm not sure yet how I will use it.  I think it would work well for so many different occasions, so I've left it blank for now but a sentiment strip would be an easy addition when the time comes.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!

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