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Friday, January 12, 2024

Throughout The Year, Timeless Arrangements, Layered Florals, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you using a fun technique. I found a card using this technique here.  Doesn't it look like one of those old velvet paintings? Please read on to see how I made it.

The base of the my card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock.  It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock, one is for the inside and one is for the outside. I taped the one on the inside and the outside one was textured using the "Layered Florals embossing folder. 

The piece was colored in using Blends pens. I colored on the debossed side (the dented side, not the raised side). I used dark Lemon Lolly, both light and dark Granny Apple Green and both light and dark Fresh Freesia.  I colored in the Lemon Lolly first. I had embossed two pieces of card stock, one to practice on first because I'd never done this before and wasn't sure if I had to stay within the lines or not. Well, you do when it comes to spaces where the yellow would meet the freesia but it's not a huge deal if it bleeds a little. As long as you don't color over it a lot it's okay. But if you color outside the bump on the flowers (as long as you don't color over the little white flowers) you can color as much as you want in the flat areas because it won't show when it's all done. So color away. Give as much detail in shading as you wish. I did and it didn't show up as much as I thought it would. It was all an experiment with this technique for me. 

So once I was done coloring I took my black Memento ink pad and ran it over the same "backside" of the piece and covered it in black. I used my heat tool and helped dry the ink.

Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Throughout the Year" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and die cut using the die from the "Timeless Arrangements" bundle. Then it was set in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was a fun technique and I can see myself doing this again in different colors. Now to sign it and it's ready to hand deliver on Sunday!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and seeing today's birthday card.


Cami said...

GORGEOUS! You did an awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card. I love the colors

Lynette said...

Your card turned out very pretty!! I need to use that technique again. :-)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

WOW! That's a show stopper! Gorgeous and so intense! I've never tried that technique but the black really sets off the colors you used.