Friday, January 3, 2014

Blue Blessings

For Christmas this year, my mother requested a set of cards.  One of her favorite ways to close a conversation is with, "Blessings," so I pulled out a couple of retired sets and combined it with this week's Color My Heart challenge to bring you this:

The flower is from the You Are My Happy triple set special from October 2013, and the sentiment is from Friendship Blessings set which retired a long time ago but is still a favorite of mine.

I white embossed the flowers onto vellum and then smushed my Pacifica, Lagoon, and Sky ink pads together to collect ink in the lids.  Using my watercolor brush, I dropped splotches over the top and let them dry.  The last step was to pick up even more ink and flick it over top to get the smaller, more intense colored droplets.

I cut the flowers out leaving a small border around the white embossing and adhered them with a small dot of Liquid Glass.  The flower tucked behind the front two is actually half a flower.  Since it was going to get hidden away, there was no sense wasting a whole flower back there.

The sentiment was stamped in Pacifica pigment ink and embossed with clear powder to have it have the same shine as the white flowers.

The panel with the flowers and sentiment on it was trimmed to 4x5.25 and mounted on a 4.25x5.5 card using foam mounting tape.

Mom loved the cards, but the problem with that is she'll use them all up and want more for her birthday in March.  Better get crafting!

Until next time,


  1. Of course your mom loved these cards! They are beautiful! You really rock the CAS style.

  2. I love the clean and simple style of this card. I'm glad your mom loved them. It's such an easy gift to give, I find. I had so many cards that I made and from swaps, that I gave at least 25 a piece to 6 of my family members for Christmas this year. And those were just birthday cards!

  3. Gosh, Becca, of course she loved them! The flowers are awesome - I'm so glad you explained how you did that because I wanna do it too! Hugs!!

  4. Thanks for explaining how you did the flowers. I really want to try them. They're beautiful!

  5. I REALLY like this flower technique! I love vellum too and haven't used it in a long time. I think I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing the idea. :)


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