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MAJESTIC BLOOM by Altenew

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I simply love the stamps from Altenew.  The majestic bloom stamp is one of my favorites!

How I created this card.

THE BACKGROUND:

I used a Sizzix embossing folder, I smooshed inks onto the raised part of the folder using two colors of distress inks.  Then sprayed water on top until the color forms little beads.  Then I placed the card stock gently on top and closed the folder, ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot and left it to dry.

THE FLOWER  AND LEAVES:

I stamped the outline of the Majestic Bloom image onto watercolor card stock using Tim Holtz distress ink in a light pink color. Then I proceeded to watercolor each petal using the same distress inks taking care of emphasizing the inside petals to appear darker and slowly adding drops of water towards the edges. I did the same with the leaves, but using green distress inks. I fussy cut the flower and leaves close to the edge of the image, leaving no white outline.

THE SENTIMENT:

I die-cut the sentiment four times using black card stock. I stacked them up using matte multi-medium glue.  Then used Wink of Stella pen to create some shimmer.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

I trimmed the background element to fit a 4.25″ X 5.5″ pink card base, leaving  1/8th inch on all sides.  Then I arranged my flowers and leaves on top of the card.  When I was happy with the arrangement, I used glue to secure the elements on to the card. Then I added the sentiment and embellished with Nuvo  olive green pearl drops in the middle of the flower.  Finished off the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops to mimic morning dew.

I hope I’ve inspired you!

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  1. That bloom is DEFINITELY majestic! And those colors are lovely! Thank you for playing along and joining the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew!

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