Flowers Are Always a Good Idea

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’m over at the Shimmerz Paints blog today with this floral Valentines card using the some Vibez and Shimmerz.

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I love how the Vibez work so well with each other and beautiful background they made for this card.

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First of all, I must admit, I didn’t start out trying to make this background. I had this beautiful intricate die from Pinkfresh and the first time I used it, I realized it would be better if I used a shim with it to ensure crisp cutting. I grabbed a piece of watercolor paper and stuck it in with the paper I was die cutting. Out came a lovely die cut paper but also my watercolor paper with a beautiful embossing of the die.

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The fine mist of the Vibez was perfect to bring out the delicate pattern on the paper without covering it up. While I waited for it to dry, I stamped the flowers from Pinkfresh with Versfine ink and clear heat embossed them on water color paper. I then watercolored them using Shimmerz Peacock Plume and Jilted Jade.

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Once the flowers were dry, I fussy cut the images and then attached them to the dry card front with foam adhesive to give them some dimensions. I added this sentiment from the same PinkFresh set and white heat embossed it, attaching it with foam tape. To finish the card, I used a couple of clear sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week! Don’t forget if you place an order with Shimmerz Paints to mention my name, Ericka Strange, in the comment section of the order for a fun freebie!

http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/shop.php

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I’m also entering my card in the January Pinkfresh Challenge using the Watercolor challenge.

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Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Pinkfresh Studio - Always Flowers
Pinkfresh Studio – Always FlowersShop at:
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Pinkfresh Studio - Geo Leaf Background
Pinkfresh Studio – Geo Leaf BackgroundShop at:
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper PadShop at:
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Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins – Sparkling Clear Confetti MixShop at:
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Brutus Monroe - Metallic Embossing Powder - Alabaster
Brutus Monroe – Metallic Embossing Powder – AlabasterShop at:
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Detail Clear
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail ClearShop at:
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3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam TapeShop at:
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape RunnerShop at:
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx BlackShop at:
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink PadShop at:
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Shimmerz Paints - Vibez - Glorious Day
Shimmerz Paints – Vibez – Glorious DayShop at:
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Shimmerz Paints - Vibez - Sweet Heart
Shimmerz Paints – Vibez – Sweet HeartShop at:
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat ToolShop at:
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media MatShop at:
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Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Jilted Jade
Shimmerz Paints – Shimmerz – Jilted JadeShop at:
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Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Peacock's Plume
Shimmerz Paints – Shimmerz – Peacock’s PlumeShop at:
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