Just Because Handmade card

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So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at www.technostamper.com.

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I have to say that I really liked this sketch!!  So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints.  I  love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper.


I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers.  That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that!


For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade.  THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper.  That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock.


I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock.  I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower.  I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image.

And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center.  To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it.

When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front.

Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card!  What is a card without bling??  I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.  I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them.  I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice!


Here is a close up of the flowers.

I love the layers on this card too!!  Great sketch Mary Jo!!


Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!!


Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!


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