A Special Reason
Have you seen all the gorgous creations being shared all over the net using the Special Reason stamp set. Let me say this wasn’t on my wish list and I didn’t purchase it until last week when I just had to give in and try and create something gorgeous. I was directed to a facebook Video by Alisa Tilsner (after you click the link you will need to select the video which is episode 11) which showed a technique using Watercolour Pencils on top of a stamped image and decided to give it a try. I followed the video and created my flowers and leaves using the same colours that Alisa did but used one of those sketches in that book I have sitting on my desk to create my card.
I stamped “happy birthday” and “wishing you a beautiful day” from the Special Reason stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card. I embossed the stamped card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Melon Mambo card. I stamped the flower from the Special Reason stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pink Pirouette ink and coloured it using the Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencil and a Blender Pen. I cut the flower out using the matching Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and attached it to the top left hand corner of the embossed card using a Glue Dot in the centre. I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White card and coloured them using the Old Olive Watercolour Pencil and a Blender Pen. I cut the leaves out using the matching Stylish Stems Framelits Die. I also cut the open leaves from Old Olive card using the same dies. The leaves were attached together and then to the card front underneath the flower using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
To decorate the inside I created a small flower using the Pink Pirouette ink and Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencil technique and attached it to the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.
I realised after I had put the card together that I think the flower on the front is upside down. What do you think, is it the right or wrong way up? Oh well, its too late now to change it.
Bye for now,
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