Hello friends! I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful week!
I have a card to share with you that's a little different than my usual style. As you know if you read my posts, I have been working on simplifying and "flattening" my cards, or at least some of them. There will of course be those times when I just have to get my flowers and ribbons on!!! :) However today, I'm using this month's ODBD new release with Cherry Blosom (for the floral image) and Rose Bouquet for the sentiment. I also used a past release, Honeycomb mini which I embossed in gold fine detail embossing powder, as I did with the cherry blossoms. I did this on watercolor paper. I watercolored the cherry blossoms lightly and hand cut the branch. I added one flourish from ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die set, and I added some sparkle to that with some gold Stickles and a Spica Glitter pen in gold. I also added one small corner die from the ODBD Custom Decorative Corners die set. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the little butterflies, punching from a scrap of yellow parchment paper, and added gold stickles to them. The base of this card is Soft Sky, followed with a layer of brushed gold from my stash. I don't remember the make on it but it's shimmery without knocking you over with bright gold. I love it and have used it a lot! I hope I can find it again as I'm almost out. So that's about it for this pretty simple card... flat, mailable but still a little elegance and shimmer to make you smile.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge#136-Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge : Flowers
Please indulge me for just a minute!
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