Today I am over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog showing this card.

I cannot take credit for the idea as it came from a card that I saw made by Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer used different products than I am using today, which is what makes card design so fun.

First though, I want to tell you about the Hammermill cardstock that I used to make my card front. It is 100lb. cardstock, with 100 brightness, and it is so beautifully smooth. I read that it is wonderful with Copic markers, and I thought well, that means it takes colour well. So I tried it with my distress oxide, and it went on and blended like a dream. So check it out the next time you are looking for cardstock.

When I am sponging on colour I wear my glove so I can touch the inked spots and not worry about the oils on my hands damaging what I have done. When sponging I wear it on my left hand over my thumb and forefinger, as those are the two fingers I use to hold the card. I wear it as shown when I am colouring something on a sponged background, it protects my hand from hitting the paper.

First, using Gina K. Design Masking Magic I die cut the flower in my Gemini Jr. I then removed the backing, and carefully placed the tape in position, then with another piece of cardstock on top I ran over the entire piece with my bone folder to ensure the masking paper was on properly.

To add colour I first sponged on the Spun Sugar, then flipped the card and sponged on the Mahogany. I then added the Abandoned Coral in the centre, blending out the meeting of colours with the previous colour. i.e. the Spun Sugar is blended over the Abandoned Coral, and the Abandoned Coral is blended out over the Mahogany.

Moving on to the stencil work I laid down some of the pigment white ink on my work sheet so as to not contaminate my ink pad. I then picked up the colour from the mat to add to the stencil around the card. It adds a nice bit of texture, and as it is going to someone special, the hearts are a nice touch.

I then removed the masking tape, and there was the beautiful white outline of the flower, which looks like a Peony to me. Ah yes, I could have simply die cut the flower and glue it down to the card over the sponging but somehow this seems different and I like it.

I finished off by adding drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater around the card.

I hope you enjoy this card today, and thank you for visiting my blog.

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xoxo, Kia