Today I got out my SCAL and Cricut Expression and decided to make an A2 card using my Copics and Flower Soft. I started with a digi image an online friend sent me and colored it with my Sketch Copics. (The Hydrangea blossoms: BV00, BV02, and BV04; Leaves: G82, G94, G99; and the shadow around the flowers: BG10, C1, and 0S to blend them a bit). The butterfly was colored with my Copic Atyou Spica Pens - Set A and Set B: Black, Blossom, Buttermilk, Lavender, and Lilac. Using SCAL I cut the image with a deckled rectangle (about 3x4 inches) and then made two larger ones as mats. The purple one is about 3.5x4.5 inches and the green one is 4x5 inches. I inked the edges of both using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. On the purple one I used Dusty Concord and on the green one I used Milled Lavender. Using 1/4" Scor Tape I mounted the purple rectangle onto the green one and then mounted the green on onto the ivory card base (8.25 x5.5 scored in half). Next I used my 1/2" Scor Tape and I wrapped the ribbon around the front of the card. I then layered the colored image over the ribbon (Scor Tape again—what would I do without it?).
To add some dimension I got out my Light Lavender and Dark Lavender - both from the Lavender and Lace Flower Soft Kit - and Pale Green Flower Soft. I started with the Dark Lavender and squeezed some tiny drops of the Flower Soft High Tack PVA Glue on selected petals. Then, working over a plastic dish, I sprinkled the Flower Soft on. I pressed it down lightly and then tapped off the excess. I repeated this process with the Light Lavender. Similarly I laid out the glue for the green, but instead of drops I made smooth smears of the glue. I set the card aside to dry.
While it was drying, I cut two one inch by 4.25 strips from where I had cut my purple deckled rectangle. On the side that wasn’t deckled I used my Martha Stewart Doiley punch. When the Flower Soft was dry, I glued the trimmed edges along the top and bottom of the card’s inside. I think the deckled edges tie the inside to the outside of the card. I will add a sentiment later when I know what I need this card for, but I am thinking it would be a lovely sympathy card.
Lastly, but not least, I used my Imaginisce I-Rock Tool and 3 I-Rock Hot Rocks Rhinestuds along the bottom edge to finish the card off.
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