Hello, Beautiful

Color Hues #39-Purple and Green & Anything Goes Embossing With A Twist of Easter

Besides the colour inspiration this card design was inspired by the one I found here on Pinterest. I think the strips on the Pinterest version are done with Alcohol inks, but mine is done with Color Burst Powders and a small amount of Pistachio Distress Spray. After sprinkling the powders I sprayed with water and smooched a piece of mixed media card stock over the result. The green had turned a little too dark so I added the distress spray to bring a bit more green to the piece and I also added some Perfect Pearl powder to get a little shimmer. Using an MFT tag die I cut 4 tags and then I threaded the green cord through the holes leaving a lot hanging, and added foam tape to the backs, while I decided what to do next. I wanted to use a subtle embossing folder, but most of mine are quite distinct in impression so in the end I went with the leafy one you see here. I laid the tags on top and they kind of fell into the position you see so I slowly removed the backing on the tape so they could be attached one by one. I wove the cord back down so it is double in a few places, knotted it and then using some glue curved the ends before cutting off the excess. With a couple of scrap pieces of CS I die cut a couple of the leaf outline using a die from the unbranded set I just got through Amazon. The mirror piece is double thickness as I put 2 together before adding them to the card front. The sentiment is from another MFT set called Itty Bitty Basics and I used the tiny fallouts from the tags for some embellishment. Although I really love the original card from Pinterest I am quite pleased with how my take on it has turned out. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

22 thoughts on “Hello, Beautiful

    1. Thanks Lisa. The card I CASED is one I fell in love with. It is nice to come up with a version that is similar but different.

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    1. Thanks, those little dies are pretty good for a card like this one and they didn’t cost very much either.

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  1. Your card design is wonderful, and a great take on your inspiration piece! I love the Color Burst tags; each time I see some I think I need to invest in a few to try. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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    1. It is fun to use Color Burst but the powder is so fine it can go everywhere if you breath on it. I like the results though.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I had fun doing this although I managed to get color burst all over my desk. I forgot just how fine the powder is – I’m still cleaning up.

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  2. This is a FABULOUS card! Those pieces are gorgeous and you can definitely see the colors the way you did them. That mirror card piece is beautiful and with the non mirror piece as part of it, you got extra texture. It really is fabulous.

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