Thursday, April 23, 2015

If friends were flowers I'd pick you!

Here's an adorable card I created using Craftin Desert Diva's (CDD)  Blooming For You stamp set.

First I have to tell you how much I love Craftin Desert Diva's stamps. They have such adorable stamps and they stamp really nice images.

So, on to how I made this card. First I stamped the bear and butterflies using American Crafts pigment ink. Something the ink stays wet for a bit so I just use my heat gun to speed the drying process. Once I knew the ink was dried I cut the stamped images out and colored them. I colored them using mostly chalk, a little bit of sharpie markers, then added a little sparkly touch using glitter gel pens. I also added the little white details on the bear using a white gel pen. Just a little note, the tools I use when chalking are disposable lip applicators and chalk pom-pom's. 

I cut my card base from recollections card stock and some patterned paper from my paper stash using my Cricut Explore. I then cut the tag and circles using Quickutz nesting dies. After everything was cut I inked all the edges using Rubber Stampede dye-based ink and a disposable lip applicator.

These sweet sentiments are also from the CDD Blooming For You stamp set. I stamped them with Rubber Stampede dye-based ink. Then, I attached everything to the card, I used foam tape on the small circle and bear to make them pop out a little.

I glued the butterflies down using Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive, only putting a small amount of glue down the center. Before adding the glue I gently bent them in half (not too much though, I didn't want to leave a crease)

One last thing, the ribbon. It's a pink Offray and I attached it by using a small paint brush to lightly brush on Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive. I also tied a piece to the tag.

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  1. So adorable Jessica. I like the inking and layers.

  2. The bear is adorable! Pretty butterflies!! Adorable card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  3. Aw this is so cute - I just love that bear and your flowers sentiment is one of my favourites - thank you for joining in at Wags'n whiskers challenge hugs judith x

  4. Absolutely love the sentiment! And the coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs Stamping with the Dragon this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  5. Simply adorable!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  6. Just so everything about it....thanks for joining in with us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog....Jo. X

  7. lovely card, good luck with the challenges

  8. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! Fabulous card :) hugs x