Couldn't let the left over pieces get messed up or lost from the first card I made with the SSS Bright Flowers die. Fun to see such a different look using the watercolored outline with the silver glitter pieces inlaid.
I got 2 panels of watercolor paper when I originally did the smooshing with Distress Inks salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, lucky clover & cracked pistachio. Glad I had that second piece to use for the matching frame. Everything is layered on the SSS Fog card front after I added some splatters. I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge #69, SSS Monday (sprayed inks with water for smooshing) & The Playground.
Next is my one layer card for the challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9. My other cards are the result of one try, but I stamped this one layer card 3 times & went with version 2!
Some day I have to figure out how to use the rest of the C&9 Flourish stamp set, but for now I'm sticking to the large 3 layer flower & the sentiment words. I pulled out some of my very old & still loved Brilliance ink pads: Graphite Black, Pearlescent Coral (totally a pink ink), Pearlescent Purple & Pearlescent Crimson. The flowers have a beautiful soft shimmer. Thought about adding some scoring or embossing & sequins, but in the end I just used splatters. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday since pink & white are in the mood board.
Final card is one I've had in my mind since I saw Shay's card for W&W Rerun #18. I loved the grouping of flowers & leaves under a die cut word. The design is so versatile I'll use it for lots of occasions, but I wanted to start with a Christmas card.
I usually make them frequently all year & it's been awhile. You know I love the hello die (my introduction to W&W) & I feel the same about the noel die. The images from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals were stamped on watercolor paper using Distress Inks victorian velvet, milled lavender & bundled sage. I blended with water, but the colors were too light, so I stamped them all again & blended some more. I inked the card front & a scrap with bundled sage, so the noel would match. It has a very small black shadow to help it pop just a bit. I added Star Dust Stickles to the flower centers & the word along with a few dots in the background. I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.