A pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products created for CASology cue word “Pretty” challenge
I keep looking at today’s card thinking ah it’s so pretty, which given I am entering it into the CASology Pretty cue word challenge is probably a good thing, right? I don’t normally do pretty to this degree and there is a small corner of my brain screaming it’s too pretty for you!! Lol! I think probably because this card is much more girlie than I’m used to. Buuuuut it’s good to get out of my comfort zone from time to time. What do you think of my pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products? Too girlie or not? Or should I call it feminine and not girly?
I used a technique my team leader, Michelle, used on her swap cards (click here to see), by stamping over the butterflies with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral ink on a couple of the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (I seem to be using Gorgeous Grunge on every project these days!)
The flower was stamped on to water colour paper with Basic Black, which is now an archival ink and therefore waterproof. I water coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder (which is a fab combination I saw at OnStage in Brussels) and an aqua painter. I used Cucumber Crush and Mossy Meadow for the stem and leaves. I then covered the whole lot with a wodge (real word honest!lol) of Dazzling Details – after I cut it out and stuck it on the front of the card.
I used a soft sky card base to tone down the girlie-ness! 🙂
Well I hope you like it!
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