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Let’s go green!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice weekend so far… As for me, I actually challenged myself to use green on a card. And I went clean & layered too. It’s a bit traumatic to go from vintage to green CAL all of a sudden, I don’t recommend it… LOL. But I’m one of those who sets on an idea and goes for it whatever it takes… That sounded drastic! Actually, I’m in a place in my creative life where I need to discover more of what I am capable of, and challenges help me with that. Below is my personal inspiration photo for this card (not that I wasn’t inspired by the challenges’ photos or color boards too :D)…  

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So yes, it is a floral card -what a surprise-. LOL. And with no further ado, here’s what I came up with:

Materials
Flourishes stamps – Flowers for Jan
Inkadinkado stamps – Floral expressions
Memento dye ink – Rich Cocoa
Brilliance pigment ink – Coffee Bean
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block – Large Letter
Ranger embossing ink

Imagine Crafts sponge dauber
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Clear
ZAP! heat tool
Faber Castell color pencils – 071, 070, 063, 046, 076, 089
Merletto:
– Artistic brushes – Y1
– Paper twine – Brown
– Crystal stickers
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Other generic materials

Hawaii cardstock – White
Specialty metallic cardstock – Brown

I stamped the Iris flowers on regular cardstock, as long as you don’t use too much water it’s ok. I watercolored them and in the end I heat embossed the images in Clear. I cut the upper contour of the flowers and left the other sides as they were. That way I was able to make those flowers pop a little more. I like how this card is framed symmetrically, that sole detail gives the design a clean elegance. To finish the design, I thought I’d use this brown paper twine I had in my stash, it looks like it belongs to this card. Oh, and of course I had to add some crystals 😀

Hope you enjoyed. Continue to have a good weekend!

This card is participating in:

Going Green

Saavy Handmade Cards

Color Challenge Green

QKR Stampede

Color Inspiration

The Card Concept
Cards in Envy
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Bloggers Challenge 
Designs by Lisa Somerville