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Good morning! I was catching up on crafty blogs yesterday, saw this pretty inspiration photo for the Altenew June Challenge, and decided to play along!
I hardly ever use yellow in my crafting so I thought it was a good challenge (no pun intended) to stretch myself creatively! And here’s what I came up with!
It’s definitely a little different than my normal style but I really like how it turned out! I was inspired, of course, by the flowers in the photo but I also loved the subtle sparkle of the wedding dress and wanted to incorporate that into my card as well. I started by stamping the pretty floral image from Altenew’s Best Mom and with versamark and heat-embossed it with Sterling Shimmer embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. The powder is mostly clear but has lots of silver sparkle. I didn’t want a really bold embossed image and I like the subtleness of this sparkly embossing powder. I colored the flower with my new Polychromos colored pencils and a Derwent blender pencil. I’m still getting the hang of the Polychromos but I’m enjoying experimenting with them! I think this is actually my first “public” post using the Polychromos so I’d be interested in your feedback! 😉
After I finished coloring I stamped the flowers again on masking paper and then fussy cut the mask leaving approximately a 1/4″ border. I placed it over the flowers and then taped the Hero Arts stencil over the card panel. I deliberately offset the stencil so that the center of it would be masked by the center flowers. I applied a thin layer of translucent embossing paste and then sprinkled it with clear glitter while it was still wet. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment. Since I was already inspired by a wedding photo. I figured I’d continue the wedding theme with the sentiment! I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Day with versamark on yellow cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.
Once the paste was totally dry I adhered the panel to a card base and then added the sentiment strip to the card with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a sprinkling of metallic silver sequins to pick up the silver glint of the embossing powder and echo the silver in the bodice of the dress from the inspiration photo! It’s so gorgeously sparkly!! Here’s a quick close-up video because the photos don’t do it justice!
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Ericka Strnage says
Gorgeous card and I love the sparkly background.
KT Fit Kitty says
Absolutely beautiful and sparkly!
Jean Marmo says
such a lovely, elegant n fabulous card.. i wish you all the best for the challenge.. its a sure winner..
Janelle Graham says
Gorgeous card. I love the sparkle in the embossing powder as it’s still subtle against the colouring of the flowers. ☺
As yellow is my favorite color, of course, I love this card. Think is clearly depicts the inspiration photo and the shimmer is unbelievable.
Jennifer K says
I think your card is so beautiful and I am not a yellow person either but it is so soft and elegant.
Maggie B says
Hi Jess ~ This is such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous!! Love the coloring from the Polychromos pencils – I have them myself, so I think I can get some wonderful inspiration from you! 😀
Taunya Butler says
Oh, my goodness!!! OH, MY GOODNESS – this is BEAUTIFUL in every way – I especially love how that white embossed sentiment just POPS off of the yellow strip of cardstock!! Simply an amazing card!!
Celeste Goff says
Amazing card Jess! You totally nailed it!
Hi Jess, just stunning! I’m just seeing today:(.
Carol H. says
Love your sparkly background! Very pretty card!
Connie MacFarlane says
Very pretty! Love the sparkly background and those softly coloured flowers. Great take on the challenge.