Good morning! Today I have a card featuring one of the new release sets from The Rabbit Hole Designs, Flamingo Botanical!
I love ink blending but sometimes it’s nice to cheat a bit by starting out with a colored cardstock! Then you have less work to do! So I started out with an A2 panel of Hero Arts Lapis cardstock which is a beautiful medium shade of blue. Then I used blending brushes from Rabbit Hole Designs to blend Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot distress oxide ink around the edges of the panel. I love the price point of these brushes and the fact that they’re just plain white so you can easily indicate whatever color you want assigned for each brush!
I let the panel dry completely and then randomly stamped the peony from the Flamingo Botanical set all over the panel with versamark and heat-embossed it with brass embossing powder. Then I colored some of the flowers with my spectrum noir clear sparkle brush. It added a gorgeous shimmer to the flowers and lightened them at the same time. Once it dried I added splatters of metallic gold paint across the panel and then painted the centers of the flowers with the same gold paint. Finally I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and heat-embossed it with the same brass embossing powder. I also added a strip of white cardstock that I pressed with versamark and heat-embossed with brass powder and a strip of lapis cardstock for interest. I cut them all at an angle and then adhered them to the panel with foam mounting tape. It’s quite simple to create but I think it makes quite an impression! Unfortunately it’s not easy to photograph the shimmer but it really sparkles when it catches the light! 🙂
Make sure to head over and check out the full release from Rabbit Hole Designs (and don’t forget their awesome blending brushes!) Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic Monday!
Lori S says
I LOVE the “Bloom Where You Are Planted” card! It’s stunning! I would never have thought to put the design on blue, but it really works. Nice work and thanks for the idea. I also must compliment your spelling and grammar. You always write and spell well. I deeply appreciate not having the distraction that I often encounter on other sites where things are misspelled a/o poorly written and an effort to read. Thanks!!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful card! I love the shimmer added with the sparkle brush!
Marisela Delgado says
Absolutely gorgeous, Jessica! Just stunning! 💜💜💜
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card! Beautiful design and coloring!
What a fabulous design
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Heather Ferguson says
Jessica, thank you for bringing this set to life, I love that you used blue card stock and highlighted with sparkle. Such a pretty card that brings it all and I am sure any recipient would love to get.
tara prince says