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Hello Floral Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2017 Pin Sights Challenge


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I saw the colors for this month’s Essentials by Ellen August 2017 Pin Sights Challenge, and had to participate.

Here is the inspiration board:

I stamped my florals in Distress Inks, so the coverage is not solid – this was an intentional choice.

After the ink dried (I let it sit overnight – just because I could), I added the detail items to the flowers/leaves withย  3 different color detail embossing powders.

Then, I die cut the word out of the floral background, and out of yellow card stock. I ultimately decided one extra layer was not enough, and cut another “Hello” out of tangerine card stock.

Here is a side view of the layers:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (word), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.

12 thoughts on “Hello Floral Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2017 Pin Sights Challenge

  1. This is really kind of spectacular. I love the colors. You nailed the inspiration match. Just lovely.

  2. I love this. While I’m enjoying all the autumnal cards it’s so great to see the bright colors of Spring and Summer. I want to hold on to it for a little while longer.

    • Thanks, Miss Hammie! I am not quite ready to move on to fall colors…or maybe that will be my inspiration for me to work on at the craft table this week.

  3. Love the multicoloured layers ๐Ÿ˜Š I always manage to lose a bit of the paper when making layered die cuts like this!

  4. This really has the wow factor. I love the happy, bright colours, and the popped out sentiment is great