WWC211 - Kath's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge


Made this anniversary card for my daughter and her husband. It's a bit feminine, but I think he will appreciate it, too. It was made as a Design Team member inspiration card for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC211 - Kath's Feminine "Anything Goes".
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The main panel is Stampin' Up! (SU) Whisper White cardstock that I misted with water before putting it into the extra deep embossing folder (prevents paper from tearing or breaking), then running through my Big Shot.

The tropical hibiscus blossoms are from the new SU "Humming Along" set. I stamped them using Versamark onto the retired Groovy Guava cardstock. Then covered with gold embossing powder and heat set. Each blossom was fussy cut with paper snips. I used four different marker colors to create the "throat" of the flowers, then covered the entire blossom with clear Wink of Stella. It gave the flowers a shimmery satin look that I really like! I used the leaf stamp from the same set and similarly stamped on SU Garden Green cardstock.

The annniversary sentiment is from the 1992 retired SU "Great Greetings" set. I stamped with Versamark and heat set the gold embossing powder. The oval and it's scalloped mat were die cut using SU "Layering Ovals" dies. The assembled greeting oval was mounted to the card front using adhesive foam strips.


Next, I matted the embossed panel with SU Garden Green cardstock. I liked the life-like curl of the blossoms, so only attached them to the embossed card front using Tombow in the centers of each flower. The leaves were tucked under the flowers with just a dab of glue on their stems.

The three gold rhinestones were created from clear rhinestones that I colored yellow/gold using Copic Y15. Alcohol markers are great for creating rhinestones at just the right color for your cards!

Finally the matted card front was glued to the SU Groovy Guava card base.

I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "3" out of a possible "5" because of all the steps, and the need to carefully color the flowers.

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