Category: Build a Bouquet

Loving You

Oval Accordion 03

This Pop It Ups Oval Accordion card uses Saturated Canary’s Secrets digital stamp.  I sized it to fit my card and then cut the image apart so I could use part on the front and part on the back.  I used the Lattice die on the front – first in Pink Pirouette (which was too dark) and then in Whisper White – leaving just a bit of the underneath showing.

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The sentiment in the middle is one of my absolute favorites from the Spring Catalog called Build a Bouquet.  I’m using it all over the place!  I replace the drawn line on the image with Baker’s Twine and added some hearts. The flower paper is unknown – very old from my stash, and the pink is from the Subtles Paper Pack. I colored the images with my Copic Markers.

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Oval Accordion 03 right

Build a Bouquet Bokeh

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Happy Valentines Day!  I’ve had this idea in my head for a while but wasn’t even sure it could be done – Bokeh on both sides of one piece of watercolor paper.  The answer – yes it can!  Because the paper gets pretty wet doing this technique, I thought it would create quite a mess on the other side.  But it’s fine!  Just make sure you start with a large enough piece of watercolor paper so the sides can be cut down.  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi for this card.  After applying the White Craft circles, I sprayed the entire piece with Shimmer Spray!  In real life this is a very sparkly card 🙂   After the paper was ready – and dry – I used Karen Burniston’s Tag Pivot die to create the card.  The sentiment is from Build a Bouquet – it’s one of my favorite sentiments – and is over stamped with Gorgeous Grunge in Pink Pirouette.

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The hearts on the front are a retired Stampin Up punch and the inside heart is from Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot card die.  I added some washi tape, sequins, and a little sliver of gold foil paper – but there is a lot going on in just the paper so I tried to just step away from the embellishments!  Wishing you lots of love today – Hugs, Fran

Build a Bouquet Butterfly

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This card started as a Bokeh attempt, turned into a big mess, and ended up being beautiful!  I started with watercolor paper and dropped with an aqua painter Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight. The Pear Pizzazz turned very muddy, but I added the circles with White Craft ink and it looked okay – but needed something.  So I spritzed it with Elegant Eggplant ink mixed with alcohol.  Then I stamped it using Gorgeous Grunge in Silver Encore ink!  Finally I added the butterfly and some Dazzling Details.  Needless to say, the texture on this card is amazing 🙂

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So the moral for this card is – more is better!  Hugs, Fran

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