A tip: When purchasing Water Color Paper, buy the largest size sheets available and cut it down to size. I buy mine at Hobby Lobby or Michaels when they have the sale, and then cut them up at once. I cut mine at 5 X 6 or 5 X 7 and store them together. I leave a few the width of the paper by 5" wide (5 X 11 or so). It is more cost effective than purchasing them pre cut. Cutting them up saves on space and saves on time when you "just need another piece". At the end of the cut there is always a 2+/- strip, I put these on my work bench and that is what I use for "mopping up".
Ok here is the Card!!
|The entire card, including the ribbon was made from left overs and scraps.|
The flowers were die cut using various dies from Sweet Stamps: Visit their blog for links to all the dies and stamps. Sweet Stamps Blog
This sample is a failed background. The paint was left on my craft sheet. The paint had been applied to a stencil. When the stencil was picked up, I sprayed the remainder with water and laid down a piece of paper. Too much water and it bled, not distinct enough. But makes great flowers.
I flip over the paper and applied a piece of score tape to the back. Then when die cut, all the parts are sticky.
Here is another piece of sprayed paper, score tape has been added to back side, and then the dies are cut.
The next part was tedious. Some of the inside petals were swapped out with another die cuts petals. This is where the score-tape came in handy. I picked up the petal from one with tweezers and placed it into a different petal, inlaying. The Score tape kept everything together. Some I only used the frames and discarded the insides of the petals.
On 2, I needed to use an additional piece of score tape. I cut it into a square and applied it to the back of the flowers. When I was done, I just cut "close" to the flower, removed the backing and dipped the flower into Glitz glitter. Burnished in. This gave me a halo of glitter around the flower and took care of the stickiness.
The flowers were arranged onto the mat card, a ribbon, that was left over from another project, was added to the bottom. I found a piece of left over cardstock that had been misted with a gold spray, stamped the sentiment in black, heat embossed with a clear embossing powder, die cut and popped it up on the card. Final step was to mount on a card base. This too was retrieved from my scrap bin so that I could say this was a 100% scrap-paper card.
A different view. This card was difficulty to photograph with all the glitter and gold paint/ink, but in person it is a show stopper.
Thank you for stopping by,
Links: Sweet Stamp Blog Posting
Supplies:Sweet Stamp Shop
Other supplies: Various inks and dies
Strathmore 400 series, 140# Water Color Paper, Cold Press
Black Pigment ink and Clear embossing powder