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Tue 09

Thinking of You Often Card
by Sara Cook

If you are missing someone and want to sending them a card to brighten their day, this is an easy, stunning card.  This is building of the techniques of my last Blooming 3D embossing folder post.  Half of the coloring is built into the paper making this an easy card to create realistic flowers in no time.


Emboss the darkest shade of paper from Fresh Aqua paper pack with the Blomming 3D embossing folder.  Remember to light spritz water on the paper so it will not crack.  Trim down the paper to 4" x 5 1/4".  Take a sandpaper block, I use Tim Holtz's brand, and lightly sand away the top of the paper, exposing the white on the tip of the flowers and leaves..  Then take Picket Fence Distress Ink and rub all over the surface.  Blend in the white ink into the flowers and leaves with your finger or a finger dauber.  Let the ink dry.  Next add more depth by using Arteza color pencil A106 to add shading to the flowers in the lowest points. Blend out using gambol or other blending solution.  Do the same technique for the leaves using the Arteza color pencil A092.  Then take a black color pencil and color the background around the flower and leaves and blend with Gamsol.


Take another sheet of the darkest shade of the Fresh Aqua paper pad and trim to A4 size.  Adhere the embossed paper to the A2 base and then adhere to a A2 card.  


Use the Thinking of you often sentiment from Birchpress Crystal Lingo clear stamp set to white emboss the sentiment on black card stock.  I used the smallest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layer dies to die cut the sentiment from the black card stock.  Die cut the 2nd smallest die from the same set out of the matching darkest shade of Fresh Aqua paper.  These dies are the perfect size to cut out sentiments and layer paper behind them.  These dies are very versatile.  Glue the sentiment on top of the die cut paper and then add to the front of the card.  

Just need to add a note to the person you are missing on the inside and you are all set to brighten someone's day.  








Thanks for the idea and how to create explanation. I have to try this technique sometime. Love the result and the colors you used. Its beautiful.

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