Saturday, April 2, 2016

Levered Watercoloured Poppies

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the last of the lever folded birthday cards.

The card base is Stampin' Up Blushing Bride.  The remaining layers are Bazzill White and Soft Suede.  The image is Rubbernecker Watercolor Poppies stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Tombow markers, Stampin' Up Blendabilities, and Always Artichoke, Ridinghood Red and Wild Wasabi watercolor crayons.  The sentiment is Gina Marie All Seasons stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White.  The embellishments are Close To My Heart Mocha Opaques.

This was the second card base I attempted.  I chose Blushing Bride and Soft Suede because the colours were in the English Garden paper.  I do not like Blushing Bride.  There is just something utterly unappealing about this pink.  Somehow, in all my frustration, I mis-cut the card base and it didn't fit the English Garden paper that was, of course, already cut.  You'd have thought that by this point I would have thrown in the towel.  Instead, I decided to just start experimenting because if worse came to worse, I'd just send it all right to the recycle bin.  Well, once I starting stamping these poppies, I could see it coming together.  I still had to deal with the mass of Blushing Bride but I just kept stamping and colouring and painting and before I knew it, this pretty stunning card was made.  Who knew!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.


PS - Of the three lever fold cards, this was the one my colleague chose to send to her Aunt.  Go figure!

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