I enjoyed the process of doing several techniques on this card. I think my favorite thing to do is mixed media. I loved making the multicolored background with blended ink and then stenciling on top. I hope you like it. I got my inspiration for making the flowers from Vicky Papaioannou at Clips-n-Cuts. You can watch her video and see how she makes the 3-D flowers. I will link it below. I didn’t make this card in one sitting. It was a lot of stop and go, mostly due to drying time. So between working on this card, organizing my supplies and doing daily chores, it was a span of 3 days. I enjoyed the process. Here’s how I got it to look like this:
–Cut 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to 10 X 7 inches. Fold in half to make the card base.
-Cut Ranger Manila cardstock (or use Neenah Classic) to 5 X 7 inches .
-Using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool and Tim Holtz distress ink pad in squeezed lemonade, in circular motions apply the ink to the paper leaving space for the pink. Do the same with spun sugar. At the bottom of the paper start with chipped sapphire and blend your way up with peacock feathers, salty ocean and tumbled glass. Using the blending tool, go around the edges of the paper with wild honey.
-Stamp Penny Black Slapstick Stamp, Divine onto panel with Archival jet black ink. Stamp two flowers on another piece of cardstock to cut out later.
-Paint all the flowers and blossoms with Tim Holtz distress paint in seedless preserves and white picket fence blended together, using a #1 round paintbrush.
-After the paint is dry, trace the lines on the flowers with a medium Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen.
-Color the stem with a green Prisma colored pencil.
-Fussy cut the two extra flowers and separate the petals. Save the bottom petal for the flower on the left and the two middle petals for the flower on the right. Discard the rest. These extra petals will be glued to the flowers o the card to give them a 3-D effect.
-Add gray colored pencil shadowing to the flowers and petals, blended with a Dove Blender. I used a Staedtler watercolor pencil, since I don’t have gray in my Prismacolor pencils.
-Using Tim Holtz layering stencils – Rays, Flourished, Dot Fade, apply Ranger Texture Paste with a pallet knife. Allow the paste to dry completely.
-Adhere the panel to the card base with E-Z runner Scrapbook Adhesives tape.
-Using the Wplus9 Hello die, cut out 3 words in Neenah white cardstock. Use Liquitex Matte Gel (comparable to Ranger Multi Medium Matte) to stack the words and glue them together. Apply VersaMark sticky ink to Hello, sprinkle on Recollection Ebony Embossing Powder and melt with a heat gun.
-Cover the sides of the word and any rough-looking places with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen. After this dries, if the surface still does not look smooth and even, apply Glossy Accents.
-While this dries, use the Liquitex Gel around the edges of the flowers and blossoms and spread the glue just a little with a paint brush so there is not a fine line. Sprinkle on Martha Stewart glitter in Sugar Cube. Glue some glitter inside the flower on the left, as well.
-From the bridal department at Michael’s Craft Store I got Pearl Stamens. I shortened the length of three and glued them inside the flower on the left.
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Vicky’s video on how make the 3-D flowers: http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2015/03/mixedmediacanvas/
Penny Black Saturday Challenge http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/