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Fun Fruits and Elegant Swans

Fun Fruits and Elegant Swans

Hi there! 

Elena here with a couple of cards to brighten your day. 

My first card features Floral Frame With A Swan die set:

I just think it's so pretty and elegant, and a great set to use when you want a quick, but wow! card. I cut all of the elements out of white card-stock, and then used copic markers to add color to the flowers. I used R20 in the center of each flower and then pulled and softened the color out with R000. I used a white gel pen to create little flower stamen. 

I also used Copic markers (B00, B000 and B0000) to create a pool of water for the swan to swim in, and colored the sky a soft, buttery yellow. All of the swan pieces were colored with markers as well.

I finished off by matting the swan dies onto a piece of patterned paper from the Escape the Ordinary paper pack.

My second card features the Fruitastic stamp set and coordinating dies:

I started out by die-cutting fruit shapes onto sheets of post-it paper to create masks. I then laid the fruit onto a white piece of cardstock and rubbed Broken China distress oxide ink over the entire area. Before removing the masks, I spritzed water onto the background.

Then, I stamped the coordinating fruit into the white spaces. I used 2 colors of ink per fruit to create a shaded look. The next step was to stamp in the coordinating stems and leaves. 

I really wanted this card to be whimsical, so I took a black pen and outlined each fruit. As a finishing touch, I added white gel pen accents to the fruit and the background.

The sentiment is so perfect! I stamped it in black on a simple white banner flag. It stands out over the busy background.

I hope you like what I've created for you today! Thanks for stopping by!



4. Jun 06, 2018

Two beautiful cards.

3. Jun 06, 2018

The swan card is stunning and I love the colorful fruits on the second one, too.

Jackie Parkins
2. Jun 06, 2018

I love the little touches on the fruit. The white dots and light glistening off of the fruit…nice

Sharon Gullikson
1. Jun 05, 2018

Lovely cards!


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