Thursday, May 12, 2016

A very floral anniversary card

I always like to include hearts on my anniversary cards and I thought this cute heart flower image from Black Berry Jelly would do the job nicely!! I used a card kit from this class and made a few modifications.   I trimmed the sides off the label and embossed it with a swirl embossing folder (CB) then added a short piece of white gros grain across the center of it adhering the ends to the back using double sided tape.  The background is hand drawn.  I first made some round flower circles with watercolour crayons on white cardstock in several colours, added yellow in their centers and added green leaves in between to fill in.   I used a wet paintbrush to spread the colour.  Once it was dry, I used a fine tip Sharpie and added definition to the flowers and centers.  I added some swirls and some dots in between to fill in the design.  Really fun to do and always effective!!  Check out my tutorial here.  I glued this background to a pink card and then adhered the label to the top portion of it.  I watercoloured the laser printed image which I had cut with oval Nestibilities and then layered it over one just a bit bigger in blue.  I punched the layer for my greeting out of the oval before gluing them together which gives me a perfectly coordinated layer.  I used 3D foam tape to adhere my oval focal element to my card front over the ribbon.  I layered the greeting punchie (Su_) Word Window) onto the Modern Label punchie (SU) and adhered it to my card front using 3D foam tape.