Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from November’s Blog Highlight are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.
Seriously, though, thank you! And my thanks to Kylie for the opportunity! On to the card…
Whoa! I hope you’re wearing your sunglasses! In case you couldn’t tell, I decided to go super bright and saturated for today’s card. Some days, you’ve just gotta.
My card base is Lemon-Lime Twist, and I made the background using Watercolor Paper and reinkers.
I started by wetting my watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter where I wanted my first color, Pink Pirouette. That was kind of my all-over color. I dropped ink from the Pink Pirouette ink refill onto a Clear Block C and picked up the color with my Aqua Painter. This way you get better saturation than you would with ink from the ink pad lid. After Pink Pirouette was dry (with my Heat Tool — I’m too impatient to let it dry naturally), I used the same tools to add Real Red ink, only around opposite corners. I was originally going to just drop dots of Real Red on the paper, but you know how these things go, ha. I decided last minute to add some Melon Mambo as well. Then I added a few drops of Lemon-Lime Twist in a few spots, because the background just wasn’t bright enough.
After my background was done and dry, I heat embossed some swirls and dots using the Swirly Bird stamp set. These I did in Silver, because I was doing my sentiment in gold and really wanted to mix metallics on this card. Then I embossed my sentiment, the big, bold stamp from Lots of Love, on Vellum Cardstock in Gold, then snipped out the sentiment and added it to the card with strips from the edges of Mini Dimensionals. Just make sure to hide the Dimensionals by putting them behind the embossed letters, about every other letter.
I finished the card off with some Iridescent Sequins, then added some tiny dots of Fine Tip Glue around the card to look like raindrops.
Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.
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