Winter is in full swing it would seem. It is currently snowing like crazy as I type up this post. Is it spring yet? LOL! We've got a new inspiration board for Kennedy Grace Creations this month. Take a peek.
You are supposed to pick three elements, making a winning row of Tic-Tac-Toe. I chose to use the diagonal Die Cut, Embossing and Flowers row. Kennedy Grace Creations has many different floral sets to pick from so it was hard to narrow it down. I picked Grace's Happy Heart.
I stamped the floral image on a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with a waterproof black ink. I picked out three different Stampin Up colors to work with--Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Pool party. I squeezed the ink pad lids to get a pool of ink. I then used a water brush to pick up the colors. I painted the flowers with the Rich Razzleberry and used the indigo and pool colors for the leaves and stems.
I waited for a bit to let the flowers dry. I mixed some of the Pool Party ink with water and Pearl Ex. It made such a lovely, shimmery color which I painted all around the flowers. I cut the white piece using an oval die from MFT Stamps. I freehand cut the Rich Razzleberry oval as I didn't have another die in the right size.
I set the oval aside so I could work on the card base. The card base was cut to a 5 inch square from Island Indigo cardstock. The plaid paper from Echo Park was cut into 1 1/2" wide strips and I rounded all the edges with a corner rounder punch. I lightly sponged around all the edges of the plaid paper with Island Indigo ink before adhering them evenly to the card base. I glued the ovals on top of the plaid pieces and got to work on the sentiment.
I cut the hugs die out of glitter cardstock and also cut several layers in Pool Party cardstock. I glued all of the layers together. I didn't think it stood out quite enough so I used vellum to cut out the outline version of the die. I glued it into place. The remainder of the sentiment I stamped onto Island Indigo cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I carefully glued it into place and it was all done! Here is a side view of the card so you can see the vellum and layers under the hugs die.
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