Welcome to our May Scrap ‘N Stamp Bling and Blossoms Blog Hop! Come celebrate the blossoming of flowers, and the shine of the sun – plus other pretty things! Each of us in the Design Team has created beautiful projects for to share with you. I hope that you’ll enjoy the Hop!
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Okay, now that the business is dealt with, let’s take a look at my card! I used a new Impression Obsessions stamp set called Spring Elements. I was drawn to it because along with the beautiful flowers, it also has hummingbirds and butterflies! For this card, I used one type of flower, leaves and a hummingbird.
This fancy fold is called a Spring Card – how appropriate, right?! I found the tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers HERE, if you’d like all of the measurements. The photo above shows how the card looks when it’s taken out of the envelope – the focal diamond ‘springs’ up, so the recipient sees it, and it displays beautifully!
First, create your card base. I chose a neutral soft gray cardstock. Next, cut your layering patterned paper, and attach it with liquid glue. I chose a pretty pattern from the Lavinia Dreamscapes Paper Pad. Next, cut your diamond shape of white cardstock, for your focal area.
This is how to get the gorgeous shimmer of colour on the hummingbird! First, cover the image stamp with Versamark ink, and stamp onto the white paper. Next, cover the stamping with Ranger Sticky Powder. Heat the powder, just as if it were regular embossing powder. This activates the ‘sticky’. Now, cover the sticky image with a piece of Ranger Foil Sheet, colour side up – I chose the green. Rub firmly with your fingernail or a bone folder over the foil, in order to adhere the foil. Lift off the sheet, and voila! The image of the hummingbird is a shimmery green! This looks pretty, but to add more colour, use a small brush & pick up ink after pressing ink pads onto a non stick surface. Colour in your hummingbird, as you like.
Add the flowers and leaves, from the Spring Elements stamp set. I used a Hero Arts mini ink set, in colours Ultra Pink, and Moss. The inside of the leaves is coloured using the same technique as for painting the hummingbird. Now, attach the finished panel to your spring card. Add some of the new Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles ‘Spring’ to finish off the card, and add some ‘bling’.
In the photo above, you can see how the card looks from the side. This is the perfect design for displaying on your mantle!
This close up photo, above, shows off the shine of the Foil on the hummingbird.
COMMENT, AND THEN HOP!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Spring Card for our Bling & Blossoms Blog Hop! Be sure to leave a comment here on my post, before you hop along to see Chala’s fabulous project! You’ll find her link below.
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