Hello Crafters ! I still have the wicked cough from the cold/flu I had this week, but I'm starting to get my energy back today as I managed to create a card this evening for IO's "True Blue" challenge while my DH is watching a Hockey Game. You will find all the details and the beautiful creations by the Design Team at Impression Obsession's Blog.
I used the same colour theme as the card in my last post, but with more blue. I also took the opportunity to use a fairly new IO stamp, a sweet Ostrich, and my new Crealies dies again to create a few flowers ! I have another Ostrich from IO (Victorian Ostrich) that I also love but this one was so cute with the hearts, I 'needed' it too ! This stamp will work well for Valentines day cards.
Impression Obsession Stamps: CC108 Cover a Card Greenery. I use this one a lot, but I own many more. I Love them. The Ostrich is F2299.
Dies: Crealies CL CF 18 Flowers & CL CS 11 Shapes & Nellies Multi Frames Oval MFD007.
Note on March 4th: Crealies Dies are available in the Netherlands at www.crealies.nl . They have a Design Team Blog as well that post beautiful creations. Crealies are also available from Chocolate Baroque Stamp Company in the UK.
I stamped the Greenery Background with Colourbox Glacier Ice Pigment Ink onto Navy card stock to create the background. I stamped and embossed the Ostrich with Jade Green EP on water colour paper and cut with the Nellie Die. The cute bird was colored with my Tom Bows and then I blended some peeled paint distress ink around the edge of the oval. I stamped & embossed the bird two more times to add the 3D layers to her body. The blue background was layered onto left over designer paper from the card on my last post and then onto Navy card stock again.
I cut & layered the flowers as shown. I love these Crealies Dies, they are so much fun to use and so easy to store ! I gave all my flower punches that I never took out of their storage box to my Granddaughters who are thrilled with them. So we are all happy !
I added a little holograph glitter around the edges of the heart and then ribbon & rhinestones for the final touches. I had a bow made up with my bow maker, but it didn't make the 'cut', it seemed a little cluttered with all the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !