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First is Free to Flourish from Lisa Hetrick. Sometimes simple is best! Start with Kraft for an elegant textured base. Then stamp the images an sentiment with Jet Black Amalgam and create some depth adding the fern with GKD watermark embossing ink to create a shadow. Filling the daisy with the white pen makes it pop! Boom, this card is DONE.Step it up and make a fancy card now! I used GKD Fresh Asparagus, Lucky Clover, Watermark, and Plum Punch for my stamping. Cardstock is GKD Whisper, White and Plum Punch. I used the Free to Flourish dies to die cut the frame and flower and colored both with alcohol markers to match.
Next up some baby cards with Emily's lovely greetings and images!I used the stencil from the new Nature's Touch kit for this first Baby Girl card, but any pretty cutesy one will do! I blended on a gradient with GKD inks and a Life Changing Blending Brush and then stamped the flower and sentiment over it in GKD Chocolate Truffle Amalgam. A drop shadow on the flower with a gray Arteza Everblend marker gives them more dimension and looks so pretty with soft gray of the GKD Pure Luxury Soft Stone cardstock base.
For this next card, I made a background with three images from my Macramade with Love -the circles piece stamped end to end, the heart underneath, and one of the tassels, all in GKD Innocent Pink on Pure Luxury White. I stamped Emily's cute greeting in the center in Jet Black Amalgam, and then accented where each circle met with a rainbow heart, just picked out the yellow, orange, white and pinks from the mix and adhered with Connect Glue. Two step stamp the heart from my set (GKD Soft Stone and Innocent Pink) and use the coordinating Macramade with Love Die Set to cut it out and pop up with a foam square over the scalloped strip of Lemon Drop cardstock. So sweet! I love how this just looks like one big detailed background stamp once it's all together, soft and subtle.
Now I shared a baby boy card yesterday and my friends aren't having boys now, so I wanted to make some samples with Baby Boy that could work double duty as an encouraging card to give to a friend or loved one if I needed it. I made a simple scene with the tree and mountain stamps, adding some grass and a path to the mountains with markers and blending on some sky and clouds with GKD Blue Raspberry and Life Changing Blending Brush. A rainbow hear that the mountain top is so encouraging! I love this book and think anybody would recognize the Seuss sentiment and enjoy this encouraging card. Great for a grad! Cardstock is GKD Moonlit Fog, White and Black Onyx.
Here is a very different mountain scene, a circle punch or die cut creates a mask for you to do a little blended sunrise or sunset with GKD Coral Reef ink and a Life Changing Bending Brush. I used the Master Layout set of dies to cut my mats. The scene is offset and popped up with foam squares.
Here's all the sets I just used!
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