Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Meadow Greens

Hello again! It's been quite a low key week for me. Some chronic health issues have returned lately so I'm curtailing some of my other activities in order to get more rest. That also means more time at home and more time to make. Being on a creative roll always makes me feel better. 

Today I pulled out an older set that I've never used and just experimented a bit with colors and design. Here's what I came up with. 

I first created a background using Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade DOX inks, but rejected that combo and subbed in Tumbled Glass for the Spun Sugar. A much better result, I think. The flowers were stamped in Artic Iceberg (Altenew) and again with Versamark. The heat embossing was done on the blooms using WOW Spring Rain EP, which gives a nice iridescent sparkle to whatever color it is used with. It looks pretty neat with the tiny dots in each cluster having shine and texture.

I added a Soft Sky card front and the sentiment embossed on vellum plus a few small pearls to embellish. 

The Paper Players have a theme challenge this week, so I'm joining right in. Now you know why I just had to try one of my new to me embossing powders. 

Hope this inspires you to get crafty! I will be back soon.

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI  - Meadow Greens and dies
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110, Bristol Smooth, SU - Soft Sky
INK:  DOX, Altenew, Versamark
Accessories: Vellum card stock, pearls


Leslie Miller said...

I just have to WOW over the combo of pretty stamp, vellum, white embossing, and blended inks. It's such a lovely card, Cindy. I hope you feel better soon.

Kim S said...

I'm so glad you have this hobby as a brief escape from health issues! What a beautiful soft card you created. The flowers with the bit of sparkle are gorgeous.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So much to love about this card, Cindy! The beautiful colors in the background, the shimmery texture on the flowers and that layer of soft vellum. Absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have been able to get some rest and are felling a bit better, too. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Stef Perry said...

The soft colors and sparkle of the embossing is just so lovely Cindy! And that sentiment! It looks fabulous heat set on vellum and wrapped around the bottom of the card. So sorry you have been ailing, I hope the rest at home and creative therapy help you work through it. So glad you were able to join us at The Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

Your blooms are so soft and pretty!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Cindy your shimmery blooms are so pretty Cindy and I love the sentiment embossed on your vellum wrap too - it just adds a wonderful softness to your card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Elton said...

So Sorry you're not feeling well Cindy. Hope the rest helps and you're back to 100% soon. Your card is gorgeous! This is one of my favorite PTI sets. I like the blooms inked in blue!

Rebecca Ednie said...

So gorgeous!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Cindy. Congratulations on your well deserved win at the Players. Hope you feel better soon!