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Mon 25

Calla Oval Wreath and Stitched Oval Layers
by Jean Okimoto


A Stitched Oval Layer creates the perfect backdrop for the delicate new Calla Oval Wreath from our Spring 2016 Collection.  Fresh garden colors of shimmery Brilliance inks highlight the intricate design and celebrate spring...or Mother's Day!  Hi there - Jean Okimoto here today with another cut-and-emboss design for you.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) behind smooth white cardstock to add a bit of dimension to the diecut.  Cut the Calla Oval Wreath - but don't remove the diecut yet.  Dry emboss it using the plates, embossing mat and layering sequence recommended by your machine's manufacturer.  Leave the diecut in the die again.  

Use Imagine Crafts Ink Blushers to daub Brilliance inks onto the embossed areas.  I've used Pearlescent Orchid, Coral and Orange.  Ink Blushers are a set of eight soft, fine-textured wedges that are perfectly shaped (and squishy-soft) for detailed daubing.  Brilliance inks blend beautifully and dry quickly on matte surfaces - they're great for stenciling and daubing and come in a rainbow of pearlescent and matte shades.  

OK...now you get to pop the diecut out of the die!  Color the remaining flowers with the same pretty Brilliance shades - and Sunflower Yellow too.  Mask the flowers with a  Post-It note and color the foliage with Pearlescent Lime.  I  thought I could save some time - and convince you that white foliage would be OK - but I think we need that bright pop of green.  What do you think?

Cut the 4.4" x 3.2" Stitched Oval Layer from smooth white cardstock.  Stamp Seeds of Happiness with Memento Espresso Truffle.  Attach the oval and the wreath to a side-folded 4-¼" x 5-½" card of textured white cardstock.  Add some pearlescent pale green sequins.  



Thanks for stopping by this morning...hope you'll have a chance to return for another design this evening.







beautiful card..well done with fabulous dies and products...love how you have used them and the spring colors you used. thanks for sharing your art.

Love the way you colored your card :)

This is super pretty. I just love your color choices, they really add to the beauty of this card!

This is so lovely - tfs

Beautiful, love the colors they are so bright and pretty and that sentiment is so perfect with it too!!

This is just stunning Jean, just a beautiful card!

LOVE this card Jean! Colors amazing! I have the dies too : )

This is just so pretty your colours really pop and bring this oval to life thanks for sharing.

Thanks Renee...the Calla Oval Wreath would be pretty in any color!

Thanks scrapkat...and it was easy too!

Thanks Sara - It's a super die! Try it vertically too.

Thnks Gail... there are so many ways to use this design, have fun!

Thanks Conniecrafter...create a stash of these too, then just add a quick greeting when you need a special card!

Thanks Teresa - love this die, and I think it deserves another card design in May!

Thanks Jan...yay, you have the dies - and the Brilliance inkpads too?

Thanks julye...try this design in other shades of Brilliance too!

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