Monday, April 23, 2018

Flower Power birthday card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Flower Power".

Flowers give me a lot of inspiration, to use them in my projects, but also because of their beautiful colors. For my card I used the Botanical Collage Paper. This is really beautiful on its own, but it's also fun to color it. This time I used Infusions to give the background a color as well as the botanical part. For the coloring I've used Matte Matte with the Infusions and a pencil.


Then I used MicroGlaze to apply a resist layer. Although I doubt whether it was necessary, since Matte Medium is also already resistant. Next time I'll try without it ... For the background I used 3 different colors of Infusions and let the colors flow together with water. After repeating this one more time, I also added some color with Infusions and a pencil in a few different places.


The card is reasonably dark of all the color which is perfect for adding some highlighting with a white pen. And because I've used MicroGlaze and Matte Medium, the white pen will stay white. I also used the Flickering Butterflies from the new Simon Says Stamp release.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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  1. Gorgeous card Sandra :-) I love how you used the college paper and the colours with the white pen highlights are fabulous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. What a beauty! I absolutly adore this card!

  3. Oh! What a pity my B-day is in January! Love this card! So colorful and blooming! The botanical paper is amazing, I have it still untouched :-) And I think you definitely should be an Infusions brand ambassador, you work with them so well, so much and in such a creative ways! Love your card! Hugs, Marzena

  4. Stunning Birthday card, Sandra! I just love the rich greens and reds that complement each other so well :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. I love the way you have used the collage paper in such an original and spectacular way!

  6. Beautiful card, Sandra! Very rich in color and design, and the white highlights are a perfect touch. This would make a wonderful Christmas card too. Maura

  7. Oh the dark romance of this chic the flower!

  8. Wow! Your background is so beautiful. Vintage and vibrant. LOVE!

  9. Love this... I just bought some Infusions.

  10. You're amazing! This card is outstandig! Love how you used Tim collage paper and the background.... fabulous!

  11. Beautiful card recalls to mind a secret luscious garden...just perfect! Hugs xxx

  12. Once again, this is one of my favorite cards you've ever done! The way it has a watery-magical feel is remarkable. You can make those muddy tones SING with the way you mix colors into it so brilliantly. I've really been loving and utilizing your video techniques, so thanks for all the work you do to put those together for our benefit!

  13. this is such a beautiful card Sandra, love the background colours and wow you made that botanical collage paper sing, hugs kath xxx

  14. Gorgeous card Sandra and love what you've done with the collage paper ~ it looks amazing and the colours are beautiful! Hugs :)

  15. This is such a fantastic card! Sandra. The background and the flower image are gorgeous. Love your unique and beautiful design! :)

  16. wow beautiful card Sandra!!!! Love how deep it is!