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Winter hugs

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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