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Fancy Foliage with a Rainbow of Chroma Mists
Fancy Foliage is a cute die with lots of foliage options including layered leaves and other smaller foliage. Today I am using this die along with the beautiful rainbow of Chroma Mists to create this slimline card.
I started by wetting the watercolor paper with a fine mist of plain water using the distress sprayer. Next I put down the Chroma Mist in Yellow orange, Candy apple, pink, Lilac purple followed by Cobalt blue, Turquoise and Yellow green.
Whilst I was using the Chroma Mists I realized there was plenty of Chroma Mist running off on the side that I could easily use by smooshing another sheet of water color paper on it. And this turned out perfect as I got a spare sheet of beautiful rainbow background to work with.
I let all the panels air dry whilst I cut out three smaller 3 x 1.75inch rectangular die cuts from Farmhouse Grain white card stock. Once both panels were dry I decided to cut the foliage from the green/blue side utilizing the pinks/red to cut out the ‘floral-looking’ parts for a better contrast.
Next I also die cut the word ‘Bloom’ from extra watercolor panel and to give it shadow and dimension; added a few extra layers that were slightly offset. It took a little while to piece together all the small foliage pieces but it looked beautiful and dainty once done. I glued them onto the rectangular panels.
I estimated where I was going to put the word ‘bloom’ and prepared the area for heat embossing my sentiment. I wanted the whole sentiment to read Live life in full Bloom. Often times you can partially cover up words on the clear stamp with a washi tape and remove it just before stamping so that the ink does not transfer. This is exactly what I did.
Next, I adhered the rainbow panel to a slimline card base and after that I started to adhere all the different elements of this card. I raised the white panels with foam tape for extra dimension and finally finished the card with a mix of gems and pearls scattered on the card.