Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nasturtium Love Card [05.11.2016]

Have I told you how much flowers make me happy?!? They do! So, I LOOOOVE these new Nasturtium stamps that are in this month's reveal from Sparkle N Sprinkle! Here is a card that I made with the new Nasturtium #2 stamp set. I used the digi version [DIGI783b] and was able to size the flower image. I I made it pretty big, and put three side by side and then printed it out onto Copic friendly paper. Here is my card:
After printing out the Nasturtium panel and cutting it, I colored the panels with Copic markers. I also printed out the sentiment after enlarging it. I die cut the sentiment with a heart die, and framed it with black cardstock. After die cutting the sentiment heart, I ink blended some pink distress ink while the heart shape was still inside the die. This masks the edges of the die and keeps them white while the center of the die is lightly inked. I also layered some 3/4" Double-sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT05] over white cardstock, then die cut with the smallest heart die. I pulled away the reveal paper over the tape, and burnished in some Raspberry Soda Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1052] with my finger tool.

After coloring the background Nasturtium strips, I used my Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw some lines on the leaves and flowers, including the center piece of the flowers. I drew on the glue lines for the leaves, and dusted on some Easy Green Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1077]. After all the leaves were done, I repeated this for pink Nasturtiums using Bubble Gum Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1088], and added Evening Glow Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1086] to the centers of the Nasturtiums.

Once I colored and glittered the three Nasturtium panels, I still felt like I needed more texture on the card. The Simply Screens-Moroccon Mosaic die by Tonic [1049e] came to the rescue! I cut one of the Moroccon Mosaic dies from cardstock. While I liked the white against the background, I wanted to tarnish it a little bit. I pulled out my Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and dabbed it around on the die cut cardstock. I dusted on some Dragon Fruit Embossing Powder [EP410] sporadically, without covering the entire die, and heat set it. This gave a hint of the color, without being too bold.

Here is a close up of the Nasturtiums and leaves with glitters. They were so pretty in real life! These photos don't quite show how awesome and sparkly it is.

Here is a photo of the card edge, and the glitter in the leaves. 

This stamp set is gorgeous, and the two sentiments are wonderful! I used one of them here, and it was just perfect. You definitely need to check out this stamp set. I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty Chris. Love the soft colors that you used and the Morrocan die cut is the perfect finish to your gorgeous creation. The little heart is awesome too! Great card.