Thank you Margaret for speaking up - her blog is a commentary on life in New Zealand, should you be interested .
This card was one I used to teach a couple of techniques on earlier this month - we were still 'social distancing', but it was our first time together in three months, and we really enjoyed ourselves - I was surprised we got anything finished as we laughed so much!
One of the techniques I taught was to create backgrounds with water colour techniques - for this one I used Lyra water colour crayons.
This image, a magazine freebie, was an outline stamp, which was totally coloured with a black marker. It was an old one and I only just completed the colouring.
I learnt this technique on Ishani's blog here, where she shows how to stretch our stamps!
When I went to make the card up, I wanted a bit more 'life' in the background, so I masked the image with the stamp, and sprayed the background with a Lindy's mica spray.
I embossed the sentiment in platinum ep, then mounted the panel on black to give a small border before layering it onto the gold/yellow base.
The finishing touches were black pearls on the flower and pot, and clear drops (Glossy Accents) around the sentiment
The inside was decorated with a trimming from the background panel.
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