Have you heard of a wonderful place called Pinterest? It is my go-to place when I am lacking creative mojo, I have a few folders (like this one) that I save cards that I like to or I enter the name of the stamp set + Stampin’ Up! in the top search box. To be honest, I do have a love/ hate relationship with Pinterest, I love all the ideas but I hate that I can lose SO much time clicking through them all. Recently on Pinterest, I found a great card by BJ Peters using Good Morning Magnolia see her card HERE. The foundation of your card was wonderful, I was taken with the stamping of the Magnolia bud behind greeting and I wanted to CASE (meaning copy and share everything) with a few extra details.
Below is my creation, I have gone with Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody for the colours. The flower was coloured using Stampin’ Blends, which is my favourite way to colour images the tones amalgam perfectly.
If you are a long-time reader of my blog you may have noticed I use the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder a lot! I just adore the fine texture it adds to the surface of my cardstock, I double emboss it, going horizontal and vertical. Just make sure you do all your stamping before using the Subtle Embossing Folder.
I am all about the little details and one that is not really showing in my photography is the brush strokes of white (40% watered down) acrylic paint over the Magnolia buds behind greeting, I wanted like a whitewash to for a low opacity haze over the flowers. Once the card was assembled I splatted more paint (65% watered down) over the front using a paintbrush.
I normally show the inside of my cards but for some reason, I never took photos for this card! Even without seeing the inside I hope you like my take a BJ Peters card and never take me take inspiration from others to create your own cards.
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