This week Melissa shows a beautiful card and video on adding embossed enamel splatters to our cards, and I had fun finally getting to use my Forest Floor: Spring stamp set and also the new A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms.
I started by stamping and embossing the two Lily of the Valley sprigs and then added a light blending of Blueberry Sky ink over the panel so the embossed white flowers would show up. Next I added a bit of stenciling using the same ink to give a bit more definition to my background and added a strip of striped Ripe Avocado to ground the bottom of my card. The rest of the leaves and sprigs and sentiment were die cut and popped up for some more dimension. The butterfly I chose to do just like Melissa's as it was SO pretty! Here is a close up with using the Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel:
Because I still had the Forest Floor: Spring stamp set out and I hadn't had a chance to play along with Darnell's 3rd Twofer challenge, I made a 2nd card where this month the challenge is to use blossoms.
I'm afraid I wasn't as creative as Darnell (and some of the other entries too!) by making my blossoms into something other than a flower, but I do like how my 2nd card turned out and it is DIFFERENT than the 1st card. Here's my photo of the two of them:
Both using the Forest Floor: Spring stamp set, but my 2nd card is all done in a green and white color theme.
I die cut an oval from my panel and then dry embossed it using a woodgrain ef, and that set the stage to add all my leaves and Lily of the Valley. I die cut them all and then stamped and embossed before mounting with dimensionals to give a lot of dimension to this card.
I even used a stylus on my leaves to fold them up a bit in the center and make them look more realistic. I added a seam binding ribbon towards the bottom where the pieces all come together to hide that a bit and then finished with some clear sequins and Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz...it really sparkles IRL!! I left off a sentiment as I'm not sure what I'm going to use this card for yet...it could be birthday, wedding, thinking of you, or even a sympathy card.
There is still time to play along with both of these challenges. You can play along with this week's Make It Monday challenge right HERE and play along with the Twofer challenge right HERE.
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