Hello friends and welcome!  We are so grateful that you decided to visit today.

We are just gaga over the newest release from Graciellie Design called “Words of Hope”!  This digital stamp bundle includes four absolutely stunning floral images, and five wonderful and encouraging sentiments.  This set is available now in the Graciellie Design Shop.  Gracie is also giving away the “Letter Board Quotes” digital bundle as your free gift with purchase!

Today’s card features the large Orchid Branch image with accents of gold….So elegant!

Focal Point:

  • The Orchid Branch image was resized and printed on Accent Opaque 80 lb. white cardstock with a laser printer.
  • The image was also printed on a sheet of masking paper.
  • The image was colored with Alcohol markers and shading was added with colored pencils.
  • The printed mask was fussy-cut and was adhered over the stamped image.
  • The sentiment was printed on heavy weight vellum, and was run through a laminator using gold heat-activated foil.

Background Panel:

  • Strips of low-tack masking tape were laid down over the masked image in a striped pattern.
  • Distress ink was blended over the masked panel using a blender brush.
  • Once the masks were removed, approximately ½” from the right edge of the card panel was cut away, being careful to cut around the parts of the image that were hanging over the edge.
  • The cut card panel was mounted on a coral-colored cardstock piece using foam tape for dimension.  The finished size of the layered card panel is 3 ¾” x 8 ¾”.

Card Assembly:

  • The sentiment was trimmed down to a 1 ½” x 3 ¾” strip. The strip was wrapped around the portion of the card panel that was popped up.
  • A 1/8” strip was cut from gold mirror cardstock and was adhered to the card panel to provide a bit of contrast and shimmer between the ink-blended panel and the coral cardstock.
  • The entire card panel was adhered to a 4” x 9” white card base made from Accent Opaque 120 lb. cardstock.

Finishing Touches:

  • Glitter marker was applied over the flower centers for some sparkle.
  • Gold sequins were scattered and adhered over the card panel to form a “visual triangle”.

As always, we are grateful for your visit.  Stay well!

Michele & Maureen

“Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.”

-Unknown

Supply List:

  • Floral image & sentiment: Graciellie Design – “Words of Hope” digital stamp bundle
  • Alcohol markers: Copic Sketch markers
    • Orchid flowers:
      • Y11, YR01, YR65, R22, RV14, FRV1
    • Orchid buds:
      • YG00, YG01
    • Leaves:
      • YG03, YG09, YG17, YG67
  • Colored pencils: Faber Castell – Polychromos pencils
  • Background: Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink – Distress Ink – Antique Linen
  • Gold mirrored cardstock – American Crafts
  • Vellum: Simon Says Stamp
  • Foil: Deco Foil – Gold
  • Masking paper: Rock Removable Sticker/Label Paper
  • Coral Cardstock & Gold sequins – From our stash – Unknown
  • Glitter marker:  Tonic Studios – Aqua Shimmer pen – Midas Touch
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