Flourishing Phrases – Just a Note

My card developed first because I knew I wanted to participate in the challenge over at Global Design Project this week.  It’s a RAK challenge – Random Acts of Kindness.  These are my FAVORITE cards!  I love to send a card just because, when the person doesn’t expect it, when it’s purpose is to uplift and encourage and send some love.

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Then I needed some layout inspiration, so I went for The Paper Players challenge.

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My card starts with a pattern from the Blooms & Bliss DSP layered on Sweet Sugarplum.  Then I took another pattern from the same DSP and layered it on Blushing Bride.

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I then used the Flourishing Phrases bundle to cut out a Blushing Bride large flower and three leaves to layer over the DSP.

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I stamped probably one of my favorite sentiments of all time, “Just a Note,” in Rich Razzleberry on Blushing Bride and adhered it below the flower.  I added a few rhinestones throughout the card to add a little bling.

Enjoy!

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Scribbles & Jar of Love

I have to say the Jars of Love Stamp Set/Everyday Jars Thinlits Bundle is one of my all time favorite items from the current catalog (and to think it was the last item I bought/almost didn’t).

Today I’m using it for this week’s challenge over at The Paper Players.

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I started off with Smoky Slate as my background color.  For my vertical detail, I just layered some Flirty Flamingo over Whisper White.  I went back and forth whether to add more detail to the card or leave more simple, and figured sometimes more isn’t better and left it clean and crisp.

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Before adhering the Flirty Flamingo, I tucked behind it some Ruched Flirty Flamingo Ribbon and the sentiment which also comes from the Jar of Love Bundle.  It was stamped in Smoky Slate and snipped at the end to be a banner.

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After adhering the panel and ribbon, I created the wreath using one of the circular thinlits from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits cut out of Whisper White.  I then stamped the leaves in Old Olive, the flower in Flirty Flamingo (stamping off for lighter shade), and Smoky Slate for the ribbon, cutting each with the coordinating thinlit from the bundle.

Enjoy!

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Wetlands Watercolor

For today’s card, it’s all about the watercolor (thank you Paper Players) .

I have to say watercolor doesn’t come natural to me – I tend to overthink things.  But, you know, every now and then you just have to go for it!

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I thought, what better stamp set for watercoloring than the Wetlands stamp set!

So I started with some Marina Mist as my base color.  Before beginning my watercolor, I stamped some tall grass on the bottom of the Marina Mist.  I then layered Whisper White with Crumb Cake with some Watercolor Paper (which was later adhered with dimensionals).

Wetlands - Stamp It Up With JaimieNext, I moved on to watercoloring.  I first taped down the watercolor paper with some Washi Tape to create a border that wouldn’t get painted.  (Washi Tape works great to do this because it cleanly can be removed without ruining the paper underneath.)

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Now on to the watercoloring – I used an aquapainter and colors Sahara Sand to create the beach, Island Indigo for the water, and the faint Pool Party for the sky.  I stamped the birds in Archival Basic Black (which is oil based so not bothered by all the water).

Finally, I added the birthday sentiment which is included in the Wetlands Stamp Set in Archival Basic Black.

Enjoy!

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