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Handcrafted Hello

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already the end of March? This month has flown by. Today I'm popping in to share a card I created for a rainbow themed card swap. Whenever I have a chance to make a card that isn't for a design team, I like to pull from my pile of goodies that haven't seen ink yet. These little critters from Reverse Confetti fit the bill. Sadly, Reverse Confetti is out of business, but I still love their stamps!

The images are from the Love Wins, Rain or Shine and Crafty Critters stamp sets. I colored them up with Copic markers and then cut with the coordinating dies. 

Next I used a Jaded Blossom cloud stencil and some tumbled glass ink for some barely there clouds. The grass is from a retired Slimline Basics border die from The Cat's Pajamas, and I accented with Copic markers. This was a super fun card to create and send.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulously creative start to your weekend.

Happiest of Days

Hi friends, today is my day to post on the Jaded Blossom Blog, and I have a soft and pretty spring birthday card to share with you.

I started this card with the gorgeous new Tulips layering set. I stamped the outline of the tulip with stem and the leaf in black ink, then stamped the highlight portion for the flower and leaf in a fadeout no line watercolor ink.  I then used those faint lines to go in with copic markers in my darkest shades and add the shadows, then blend out the rest of the image with lighter shades. I then cut with the coordinating Tulips Outline Dies and assembled together.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get stuck in a reality rut, thinking things need to be their actual color... especially with stencils. Here I started with the idea of traditional orange carrots as a background, but then decided to give a tone on tone look a try and I love the way it turned out! So here I stenciled the Carrot Stencil with the same color ink as the cardstock, then added the carrot tops with a light green ink for a soft and subtle background,. This allows my tulip image to take center stage on the card. The sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful stamp set (I just LOVE these gorgeous sentiments) and embossed in white onto a Stitched Oval Die cut. I then matted with a vellum die cut with the Scallop Oval Dies and accented the scallops with some nuvo drops.  I finished off with the Card Mat Dies for a finished edge on my background panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulously creative day!

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