Good morning! I am so excited to be a stop on the hop celebrating Ruby’s Summer and Fall stamp collection from The Gray Muse! I’ve known Ruby since almost the very beginning of her cardmaking journey (and mine!) way back in 2015 and it’s amazing to see where she’s taken her creativity since then! Today I decided to play with the Pretty Pansies set! If you’re a regular blog viewer you know that I don’t often do copic-colored florals these days but for Ruby I’ll make an exception! 😉
To start I stamped the pansies onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I colored them with copic markers before fussy-cutting the entire image. I used the following colors:
- Pansy centers: Y32, Y35, Y38
- Pansy petals: B60, B63, B66, B37, B39, BV29
- Leaves: T1, T3, T5, T7
I decided to let the flowers pop and kept the foliage gray!
Next I ink-blended a panel of strathmore bristol cardstock with scattered straw, mustard seed, and wild honey distress oxide ink. I focused the darkest color in the center and blended out to the lightest around the edges. After the panel was dry I splattered it with water, metallic gold paint, and distress oxide inks in wild honey and ripe persimmon. While it was drying I stamped a sentiment from Pretty Pansies onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label. Next I added adhesive to the back of the pansies and coiled a little bit of metallic gold thread on the adhesive. Then I added a layer of foam mounting tape to the pansies and adhered it to my blended panel. When I add thread to a card I like to keep a layer of foam tape between the base of the card and the thread to give the thread a little dimension! Finally I added the sentiment with foam tape! I’ll admit, I don’t think I’ve ever used so much yellow on a card ever before but I kinda love how cheery it is! 🙂 Definitely brightens your day! 😉
And that’s it! Be sure to head over check out the full stamp release from The Gray Muse as well as her incredible enamel pins! 😉
To celebrate the hop The Gray Muse is giving away FIVE $25 gift codes to the shop so you can add some of these stamps (or enamel pins) to your collection! In order to qualify, leave comments on every post in the hop. The more posts you comment on, the greater your chances. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. All winners will be selected at random and announced on The Gray Muse Blog within a week. You should have arrived from The Gray Muse Blog and your next stop is Preeti!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!!
Maureen Reiss says
Wow!!! Stunning card!!! I love the way your beautifully colored flowers justPOP off the yellow!!!
Debby Green says
Beautiful card! Love how the flowers really pop against the yellow background!
Great colors used and impressive. Lovely cards.
Subhashini S says
Blue and yellow combo rocks
Nandini Karmarkar says
Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the bold colors.
Kelly W. says
Gorgeous card Jessica! The bright pansies look so realistic and I love the yellow background against them. Stunning!!!
Sharon Gullikson says
WOW, they are so bright and pretty!
Janis Ford says
Oh my! Beautiful colors!!!
Really stunning combination for the flowers and the background.
Becca Cruger says
Well you sure are making me want to break out my yellow distress oxides because that background is <3 <3 <3 legit! And those pansies! Your coloring skills are on point.
Lovely card! The colors are so fun. They’ve woken me up this morning! Beautiful stamp set as well.
Dee Earnshaw says
wow the colors on this card just ROCK – thanks for sharing
Savannagh Kacey says
Gorgeous card that goes so well with the large flowers.
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE those flowers and gorgeous colors!
Cindy Holmes says
Wow absolutely gorgeous card! I so love how bright and colorful those Pansies are!
My daughter says she absolutely loves your card!! Blue and yellow are her school colors, so a favorite combination! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
I absolutely love the big bold color that you gave the pansies, and, rather than competing with the vivid color of the pansies that yellow background seems to make the blooms pop even more! And I love the idea of putting a layer between the card base and the gold thread! Awesome tip!
So beautiful! Love the bright blue!
Carla Hundley says
How awesome for The
Grey Muse! Beautiful
coloring on your card.
Carla from Utah
Marisela Delgado says
Gorgeous colors! 💜
Jade McClung says
Gorgeous! I love the color combination and the rich intensity of the colors! Fabulous!