Forever Grateful

WILD HIBISCUS by Altenew

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I bought this stamp set from a local craft store a few years ago. I was quite attracted to the design, I thought, hey, this should be easy.. Not so.. because.. I didn’t have the right inks, or the correct stamping tool. Heat embossing was a complete mystery to me, then.

I persevered and experimented. I invested in a few tools. Then it became much easier and so much more enjoyable!

I am forever grateful!

THE BACKGROUND

I used the same technique as described in my last post “MY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A CARD”

THE FLOWER & LEAVES

I heat embossed the outline of the flowers using PURE WHITE CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER by Altenew.  Then I watercolored the flowers and leaves using PRANG METALLIC watercolor set – an inexpensive set.

THE SENTIMENT

I die-cut the “thanks” sentiment four times. This sentiment die came from the Altenew SIGNATURE WORDS DIE set. Then mounted them all together to create dimension.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

I mounted the embossed watercolor background on an aqua blue card stock leaving 1/8th of an inch all around then mounted on a white card stock base.  I put a vellum band on the bottom half and arranged my flowers and leaves.  Once I was happy with it, I mounted them using double sided tape.  I adhered the sentiment with matte medium adhesive. I finished off the card with Nuvo pearl drops.

Hope you are inspired by this card and leave a comment below if you wish.

Till the next card!

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