08 May 2016

Take 2 on the Concord & 9th "Wildflower" set

Hello Everyone,

I couldn't wait till tomorrow - I had to share this card with you today! It's such a gorgeous, sunny day here today in Dublin (finally!!!), and it almost feels like summer, hence sharing a card full of colours and flowers seemed really adequate!

I decided to try out a slightly different approach to the card I shared last week, and this time I stamped the flower images with black Versafine ink and quickly covered them with clear embossing powder. It not only added a nice shine to the images, it also made my watercolouring easier. 

For the base, I used a cheap watercolour paper I got in Lidl the other day - I wanted to give it a go. It did the job just fine, in my opinion. One thing to bear in mind, though - it's not as white as the Ranger watercolour paper. In this case, I didn't mind the yellowish tint, however. 

I think I used most of my Distress Ink colours on this bouquet, haha - I was just mixing them all and playing with different shades, really! I started with a quick messy wash over all of the images, and then painted the images this time staying within the lines with a slightly darker shade - I think the end result is pretty cool! I also did some splatters here and there with the remaining bits of ink I had on my little "pallet" (a laminated sheet of A5 copy paper). 

For some bling, I added the smallest sequins out of my Simon Says Stamp "Moonshine" mix. This time, I used a WPlus9 stamp set for the sentiment, and some thickers for the "50".

And speaking of the 50 - my Instagram friend Kaja has a card call for her mum's birthday right now. I will be sending this card to her, maybe you can help out, too? Check out her account if you feel you can help! #kajcyikacraftscarddrive

And here are some photos of my card:

 I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - Embossing
Crafty Friends - In the garden
Inky Chicks - It's birthday time
CAS-ual Fridays - Birthday Girl
Sparkle and Shine - Photo inspiration

Have a great week!


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Thickers by American Crafts - this particular set appears to be discontinued already

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  1. You have created a fabulous card, I love how you have done the background and the flowers look great. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

  2. Very pretty! I love the watercolor background and the variety of colors you've used.

  3. Fabulous card and a gorgeous design - the simple circular sentiment looks gorgeous against the vibrant, busy background! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Great flower card, love the way you have used the stamps, I am so glad you could join our "in the Garden" challenge at Crafty friends, hugs Blankina

  5. Love that wreath like flower arrangement. Just gorgeous! Thanks for doing us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  6. Thanks for joining Crafty Friends 'In the Garden 'challenge with your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge… Diane Louise (DT) xx

  7. Superb card Mirella- I love the way the watercolour is spilling out from the image. Really gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with the Seven Hills Craft Challenge this month xx

  8. Oh this is just such a pretty card Mirella, love everything about it especially the bright happy colours :) Thanks for playing along with our challenge this month at Seven Hills Crafts :)
    Jenny x


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