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Watercolor Floral Slimline Cards | Hussena Calcuttawala

Watercolor Floral Slimline Cards | Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello crafty friends!
This is Hussena here and I hope your week is off to a great start! I have two Slimline Cards to share today which I created using several products from the October 2020 Release by Pinkfresh Studio. I am so in love with the new slimline supplies and can't really have enough of them!

My first Card for today features the You Are My Favorite stamp and die set along with the Argyle Layering Stencil Set.

I have used the outline floral cluster from the You Are My Favorite stamp to create my card panel. The stamp set comes with three coordinating stencils to colour the different layers, but I heat embossed my flowers and foliage instead of using the stencils. 

To begin, I stamped the outline floral cluster using Clear Embossing Ink on a piece of Canson Montval Watercolor paper. I used Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder to heat set the image and then die cut the image using the coordinating You Are My Favorite Die. Once that was done, I watercolored the florals using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolours. I used Bubble Gum and Aquamarine to colour the flowers and Key Lime for the leaves. The watercolours are very concentrated in nature, so I diluted them with water for a soft, ethereal look. 

Next, I started working on my card background. I used the Argyle Layering Stencil Set to stencil on my panel using Pinkfresh inks. This is a two-step layering stencil, so I used Mint for the first layer and Misty Coast for the second layer. I love the end result as it looks really soft and dreamy! I adhered this ink blended piece to a panel of Gold Mirror Cardstock, and then to my white slimline card base.  

It was now time to assemble the card together. I fussy cut some of the smaller flowers and leaves from the watercolored image, so that I could play around with my card design. I arranged the different pieces to my panel and adhered them down using foam squares for dimension. Next, I die cut a square frame from White Cardstock using one of the window dies from the Essentials: Shaker Tags Die Set. I wanted it to fit in well with my card design, so I tweaked it a bit and then adhered it to my panel. I also die cut an outer frame from Gold Mirror Cardstock to give it a more defined look.

Next, I stamped my sentiment in the centre of the panel. It is from the You Are My Favorite Stamp Set and was stamped using Detail Black Ink. The florals and leaves were then adhered around the sentiment piece. To finish, I added some White Jewels and Metallic Gold Paint Splatters on the card. 



My second Card for today features the You Are Amazing StampStencil Set, along with the Days of of Splendor Ephemera Pack and Leafy Squares Stencil

I started off by stamping the leafy outline illutration from the You Are Amazing Stamp using Fresh Pear on a piece of Canson Montval Watercolour Paper to do no-line colouring. I then used the coordinating three-piece Stencil Set to colour the stamped panel. I used Mint for the first layer, Fresh Pear for the second layer, and finally, Misty Coast for the third layer. I chose to use very light ink colours for a soft, watercolored look, but you can always use any colours you like. If you are someone who does not like to spend hours colouring things, then the Stencil Set is just the perfect thing for you. It can be used in multiple ways and always gives great results with minimum time and effort involved!

Next, for my card focal, I die cut a panel using the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. I then placed the Leafy Squares Stencil on it and used Mint ink to create my background. Next, I die cut a circle from the centre of this piece using the Essentials: Braided Circle Die Set. I foam mounted this to my card panel for a raised look.

Then, to embellish my card front, I used a couple of die cut pieces from the Days of of Splendor Ephemera Pack. I used some floral pieces along with leaves and foliage to create my floral cluster. I went in and added some glitter accents using Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on top of the flowers and leaves for added interest.

Next, I adhered the card background to a layer of Pearlescent Green Cardstock, and then onto my White slimline card base. The sentiment was cut using one of the dies from the Thin Words: Everyday Script Die Set, which is a set designed by Pinkfresh exclusively for Scrapbook.com.
I cut it once from Red Cardstock and twice from White Fun Foam. I layered them all together and added it to the card using liquid adhesive. Finally, I added some Green Jewels to complete my card.
 
 
Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards today! I would love to hear what you think it!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

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