Try Stampin' On Tuesday #540
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #540
Hello all! Today's card was inspired by Try Stampin' On Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #540 and the need to make a congratulations card for a colleague who is making some big changes in her life. The Design Team hopes that you can use this sketch to inspire some creativity--it sure did for me!This was definitely a stretch of a card--I am not into monochromatic cards, so I hope that you forgive my use of gold on the leaves (I just couldn't help myself).
Paper: previously alcohol inked and foiled hot pink/magenta/red Yupo paper, patterned paper in my stash, Pearlescent Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!
Embossing powder: Ranger's Gold embossing powder
Honey Bee Stamps' Hot Tropics and other Gem Sticker mixes
Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape
This card started with the Honey Bee Stamp's Lovely Layers: Hydrangea Honey Cuts (die set) and some previously alcohol inked and foiled hot pink/magenta/red Yupo paper. I had loved how it turned out-so bright and sparkly, and so wanted to make it the focus of the card. I used the various floral layer dies (both for the cluster of flowers as well as the individual flowers) to cut out all of the layers of the hydrangeas. I used the leaf die from the same set to cut out two leaves from a piece of pink patterned paper and then pressed Frost VersaMark Dazzle ink around the top edges of each leaf and then heat embossed the leaves with Ranger's Gold embossing powder. Foam squares were attached to each of the petals on all the hydrangea flowers to create dimension as I attached the layers of the hydrangea together. I then used my heat embossing tool to melt and curl the edges of some of the hydrangea petals for additional dimension/interest. I repeated the process with the individual hydrangea flowers. The leaves were glued behind the cluster of hydrangea cluster.
Next, I turned to creating the sentiment and background panel. The sentiment was cut out of more of the same Yupo paper using Simon Says Stamp and CZ Design's Congrats wafer die as well as a couple of pieces of scrap cardstock and then gluing all 3 layers together for dimension. The shadow of the Congrats die was cut out of Pearlescent Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up! and then glued it to the sentiment. I then die cut a piece of pink and gold patterned paper with the Reverse Confetti Outlined Frame die and ink blended the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
To assemble the card, I glued the hydrangea cluster and leaves to the center of the card (to mimic the large white circle in the sketch and the blue circle on the right of the sketch. Then Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape was used to attach the two individual hydrangea flowers to mimic the two additional blue circles on the left side of the sketch. Honey Bee red gem stickers were added in clusters of 3 on each of the flowers and pink gems (from the Hot Tropics gem sticker mix) were were added onto the card panel. The sentiment was glued below the flowers to again mimic the sketch. The card panel was glued onto an A2-sized top-folding card base. To finish the card, pink watercolor from the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set was splattered across the card and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide was again ink blended around the edges of the card base.
I hope you join us for this fun sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Thanks for reading!