I was in love with the distressed copper look of Prima's patina pastes and have been dying to try it. I cast a frame in resin from a mold I made. I covered the frame in gesso then the patina past and absolutely love the final look of the frame. It looks like it's been sitting at the bottom of the ocean for about a hundred years...so cool! I did a background with distress oxides/Inks splattered with some water. I wanted to contrast the overall distress look with some sparkly flowers but kept them in the same color pallet, these are Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies colored with Zig markers and then a little Spectrum Noir sparkle pen added on top.
This may be one of my most favorite things I've made in a while, it took hours to bring everything together but I love the final result.
I was asked to be a guest designed over at Stamp Nation where they had a series of fantastic World Card Making Day challenges. Here are the cards I created
To be honest, I wasn't immediately drawn to the Under the Sea release, but then I saw some how great the hibiscus flowers could look and I was sold. I wanted to do a layered piece so I sandwiched a clear plastic sheet in the middle and sponged it with some alcohol ink to add dimension. I'm very happy with the final result.
These flowers take a little patience and time but then end result is worth it.
Heartfelt Creations: Berry Blossoms stamps and dies
Heartfelt Creations: Ornate Borders die
Heartfelt Creations: Decorative Oval die
Heartfelt Creations: Delightful Daisy die (frilly leaves)
Heartfelt Creations: Botanical Wings die (non frilly leaves)
Altenew Label Love stamp (sentiments)
Color Box Pink Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Zig Real Brush Markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy Die
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy Stamp
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossoms Corner Die
Gold Mirror Cardstock (The PaperCut)
Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Gary M. Burlin Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder
Altenew Label Love Stamp
Stampin' Up Gumball Green Ink
Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight Ink
I'm a big fan of Heartfelt Creations flowers, their stamps and dies are really high quality and I love combining embossing with the stamps then coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I use the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and each flow takes a little care and effort, but the final result is pretty fantastic. These two cards feature the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppies, Ornate Borders, and Berry Blossoms.
I entered Altenew's video challenge #4 and won! I'm super excited. Thanks Altenew. You can find the challenge here: http://altenewblog.com/2016/03/24/video-challenge-4-winners/
Here's the card I made for the challenge:
This is a card featuring Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamps and dies as well as the Heartfelt Creations Ornate Borders.
I used some Wink of Stella to add some shine to the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from Altenew's label love stamp set.
This card features the Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew and some three dimensional flourishes I created using some silicone molds and hot glue. Once the flourishes were hard I dusted them with pear-ex powder to give them a shimmery gold shine. The pattern on the side are washi tape, inspired by one of Catherine Pooler's cards over on Stamp Nation (www.thestampnation.com).
Kevin S. Devine
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