Thursday, 30 June 2016

Comforting - Flourishing Phrases




Hello and welcome back! I have been inspired by two card challenges for today's card. It's such a great source of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing when you're a bit stump for design ideas. Both colours and layout have been taken from the card challenges below: 





Yay! My card was picked as one of  the winners for Challenge #54






Please check out the creative projects from both blog challenges for more creative inspirations. Hopefully you will join in the fun too! :)





This card has been made for a friend who has just come out of hospital and recovering and the stamp set used along with the colours and layout was a perfect card to send warmth and caring thoughts to her. I have used the new Flourishing Phrases bundle and this set is absolutely fabulous! as you get the floral dies along with the sentiments - it's a complete package! The creativity is endless with this set.

To create my card, I first started with the ink blended background using a mini ink blending tool from Ranger using Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight. The blending creates an almost ombre effect background and creates a new shade of orange in the middle where the colours meet. These colours are so warm  and full energy and was a perfect accompaniment to lift the spirit of the card recipient.




I then stamped the large flourish image from the set with Versamark and white heat embossed it on the top right corner of the card. I made sure to use the same position on the inside of the card so it flowed as you opened it and lines up perfectly with the front. As you can see, I have die cut a circle window using the new Layering Circles framelits dies. This gives another dimension to the card layout and allows you to see through the inside. I first thought of doing a shaker card window with the die cut panel but I have opted for this idea as it flowed nicely to the inside of the card. The sentiment has been stamped on a transparency/window sheet using black Stazon ink allowing room for the leaves and flower.




The die cut flowers and vines adorning the circle window is what the lovely Flourish thinlits dies create. By using Whisper White cardstock to die cut the florals, allows you to customise the flourish and I have used a sponge dauber to apply the colours and gives a nice gradient finish. The small leaf and flower top on the main flower have been die cut from Old Olive and Tangerine Tango cardstock respectively. I have also die cut an additional flourish and flower in the corresponding colours to place underneath them so you don't see the white back from behind the card, as you can see from below as you open the card.




On the inside of the card the same ink blended background has been applied but in the other direction from Daffodil Delight to Tangerine Tango so that the sentiment is still legible from the front. It also gives another look to the card.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed using Versamark ink and is in keeping with the flourish image. I added an extra flower and leaves on the inside and just frames the sentiment nicely and have placed an enamel dot in Daffodil Delight that I had on hand. To give a finished touch to the circle window, I have die cut a circle frame by nesting two circles from Layering Circles framelits dies in Tangerine Tango.







I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. I have listed the supplies below if you would like to create this card and are available on my online store. Remember you save 10% if you purchase the Flourishing Phrases as a bundle. 

I have also entered this card in the Crazy Crafters team project highlights. Be sure to take a look at the creative projects and vote for your favourites.





Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)


Products Used:

• Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle - 142323
• Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad - 126946
• Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad - 126953
• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad - 126944
• Whisper White A4 Cardstock - 106549
• Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock - 140490
• Sponge Daubers - 133773

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32 comments:

  1. Your sense of colour astounds me and your designs are always beautiful and quite powerful. Another gorgeous card Juana. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Paula for your kind and lovely compliments - truly appreciate them and you always make my day. It's my pleasure and it's such an inspiration to play every week. :)

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  2. This is just stunning Juana! Your blending with those colors is absolutely beautiful. You have just sold me on getting that bundle. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

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    1. Thank you so much Gingin. I love those colours, very warm and summery. You will love the bundle and will have a lot of fun with them. It's a pleasure, love the inspiration from the challenge. :)

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  3. Wow, Juana! What an absolutely stunning creation of watercolors and accent! You also did the inside too, which is even more impressive! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper this week. I'm so glad you did. Crystal, DT

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    1. Thank you so much Crystal for your lovely compliments. Beauty comes from within, so it's only fitting to decorate the inside too. It's a pleasure love the inspiration from the challenge. :)

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  4. er, WOWSERS! What an amazing card Juan! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

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    1. Thank you so much Jess, I appreciate your lovely compliments. It's a pleasure to play along as it's such an inspiration. :)

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  5. Amazing! Your blended background is so smoothly blended - it's magic! And I love the way you've created that window. It invites you inside the card. Fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliments Jan - I greatly appreciate it. :)

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  6. Wow, wow, and wow again Juana! This is just stunning!! I am so inspired by your lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tina for your lovely compliments. So glad to hear that, and it's such a pleasure and an inspiration to play along with Stamp, Ink and Paper too. :)

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  7. What a cool card Juana, inside and out. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx

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    1. Thanks so much Kylie. It's always a pleasure - it's such an inspiration. :) xx

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  8. Such gorgeous coloring - an amazing showcase of these colors and this die. Pretty amazing, Juana! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Brian - I truly appreciate your kind and uplifting words. It's always a pleasure to play along and gain so much inspiration. :)

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  9. Wowza, this card is amazing, Juana! Your sponging is gorgeous, as are the intricate die cuts. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy for your lovely compliments. These colours and dies are the perfect combination. It's a pleasure and had so much fun and getting inspired as well. :)

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  10. this is stunning! you are amazing at sponging! Thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you so much Krista, I appreciate it. Using the round mini ink blending tool just gives the best results. :)

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  11. Another beautiful creation Juana, absolutely georgeous. Angexx

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    1. Thank you so much Ange - I greatly appreciate your kind words. :) x

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  12. OMG - where to start? Exquisite! So much detail, so many techniques and all executed with your usual perfection!

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    1. Thank you so Stephanie, I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments. I just love working with colours and this ink blending technique is just wonderful. :)

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  13. WOW!!! This is just beautiful! Your creativity and style is lovely.

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  14. This card is really beautiful & warm, with the colours like a sunrise! What a lucky friend you have to receive this, I'm sure they'll be feeling better in no time xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jessie, I greatly appreciate it. Hopefully it will give her comfort and lift her spirits to fully recover. :) xx

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