> Basket of Blooms Bright Wishes Card - Rick Adkins

Basket of Blooms Bright Wishes Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to take something that is in the August-December Mini Catalog intended for Christmas and turn it into something for all occasions.  I used the Joy Dies as a main part of my card today but I didn't want to use them as a Christmas Card.  So I turned one of them into a sentiment for a card that could be used for a all occasion card.   Here's a look at my card.  

Think Outside the Dies: 

I used the bright word die from the Joy Dies as the main part of my sentiment today.  I used all three dies (the shadow, outline, and main die) and cut them from Basic Black, Whisper White, and Magenta Madness Carstocks.  I layered them up like you normally would and set them to the side to figure out the rest of my card.  I used the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and stamped a few of the flowers and stems onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I used a blender pen to give each a watercolor look.  This is one of my favorite ways to watercolor because I don't have to break out my watercolor palette.  I can use the blender pen and the ink pads to add just a hint of color to what I want to have the watercolor look.  


After coloring each item I took the Small Blooms punch and punched out the flowers.  The stems I used my paper snips and fussy cut them out; I know there's that dirty word "fussy cut".  But these are not bad todo and it doesn't take to long.  I added those to my pile of supplies that I decided to use on my card.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and the stitched border die from the Stitched Leaves Dies and ran it through my NEW Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (which will be available to everyone in September).  Next I used one of my Water Painters and flicked on some plain old water onto the Whisper White Cardstock.  I sprinkled on some Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  When you are doing this type of embossing you have to heat set it not only from the front but mainly from the back.  You have to evaporate the water so by heating setting it from the back helps in doing this.  


Now to start building my card.  I started out by adding a piece of the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper to the left-hand side of my card front.  I used a little Stampin' Seal to do this.  Next I added the stems of the flowers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped each flower up on a Stampin' Dimensional.  To add just a little more bling to the card I added a Champagne Rhinestone to the center of each flower; this added that necessary pop and added sparkle.  After that I popped up my Bright layered sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Now I needed to finish the sentiment!  So, the hunt began to find the perfect little compliment.  And, I found it in the Well Said Stamp Set.  I stamped the wishes in Magenta Madness Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out and popped it up with a half of a Stampin' Dimensionals.  You could totally use a Mini Dimensional here but I was being lazy and didn't want to pull them out.  Once I had everything attached to my card front I attached it to my Magenta Madness card base.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you with the main items of this card in case you would like to save it to a Pinterest board.  This will help you remember those key items if you want to recreate it the way that I did.  You can check out my other project recipes here.  


Thanks for dropping by today; if you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item below in the shopping list.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and I will see you again tomorrow with another fun little project idea.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 




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Rick