Monday, March 13, 2017

Handmade flowers 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 "Handmade Flowers".

To use washi tape as a base layer is so very fun. It gives a cool effect, and it gives me the chance to use up my washi tape that I find very beautiful, but rarely use. This time it was time for some gold with navy washi tape. Over the washi tape applied a layer of Opal Magic Blue-Gold. When that was dry I applied Infusions Royal Blood and Brusho Prussian Blue with Mod Podge mixed with water and after that only with water. I wanted the Washi was still visible so I didn't add a lot of pigment powders.

The flowers are made with the Tattered Flower Garland die. I die cut everything from black cardstock. Some I painted gold with Opal Magic Blue-Gold and some I gave a blue hue with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayon.

The frame is made with Stitched Oval Frames die and also made blue with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayon. I die cut the oval also with a transparent sheet, but the thinlits don't really cut through plastic. So I trimmed it a bit and had a clear window.




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Linda Kunsman said...

Love the deep rich colors along with the washi tape background!

Macarena said...

Well the dark deep blues and gold is a great match! I love the oval frame with the acetate inside and all the layered flowers. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

I love your washi tape background and the deep rich colors. Your flowers are so pretty, I love the colors together.

Cathie ♥

Maura said...

Cool card, Sandra! Love how you used the oval as a focal point, and the flowers are awesome! hugs, Maura

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE this Sandra...the colors and background are so eye catching!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the whole design of this is so pretty! I love the flowers and the background is awesome! :-)

Lols x x x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are such pretty flowers! And I want you to know that you are the sole reason I just bought some of those crystal drops! You always inspire!

Emma Williams said...

This card and those flowers are just gorgeous Sandra and I love the colours you've used, they really do create such an impact! Hugs :)

Barbara said...

As always an interesting video!!! I need Infusions!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your card, your color hoice is fabulous! Barbara

Anna-Karin said...

I love your washi tape background Sandra, and those flowers are so pretty. I hope you had a nice weekend so far! Hugs!

Kath Stewart said...

another great project your washi tape background and gorgeous flowers...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sandra. Love the beautiful flowers you made. The background is awesome! :)