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Take a walk on the wild side!

That is this month’s challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog! Well, at least, the Wild Side part is, anyway! And today I have a SUPER fun card for you! Plus I will be doing a FB live at 5pm (pacific) to show you how to put it together! It will be fun!!

Anyway, this card was super fun to put together! And, it fits one of the challenges from last month, too! Anyway, I am certain that you will want to make this card too, so I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of this post! So, gather them, and join me at 5pm and we will put it together, together! LOL!!

This card actually mimics the card that I did a few weeks ago, but it does have some changes! I wanted MORE behind my image, and so that is exactly what I did!

So, I stamped the sunflower from the Joyful Sunflower stamp and thincut set. (Well, I may have cut it and then die cut it, but either are interchangable!) So, it’s been stamped and die cut (in whatever order) and I am coloring it with a waterbrush and inks! It’s ‘faux’ watercoloring! And it is SOOOOOOOO easy!! I used the Saffron ink for the sunflower, Fern ink for the stem and leaf, Glacier and Sapphire for the background, Fern ink for the grass, and both Glacier and Sapphire for the banner!

Honestly, this card came together so very quickly!! On my live, I may add the fence that comes with the Joyful Sunflower set, just to add a bit more . . . but we will see!

I hope that you love what you see!! I would love to hear what you think! How would you have made it different? Or, would you do it the same? Leave a comment below, and let me know!

CTMH products used:
Timber Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
Saffron Ink
Fern Ink
Glacier Ink
Sapphire Ink
Toffee Ink
Intense Black Ink
Joyful Sunflower Stamp & Thin Cuts
??? Stamp Set
Foam Tape
Card Base & Envelopes

Just add water, you say?

At least I’m not Gizmo! That would be bad! (though, it would fit right in with how 2020 is going, right?)

So, I decided I was going to add some water to my ink! So I grabbed a piece of acetate and picked a paper, and then chose an ink. Believe it or not, both of these cards were done with the same ink color, and that was fern!

So, let’s walk through the steps, shall we?

So, first I grabbed a couple of pieces of white daisy cardstock, and used some versamark ink and stamped the little mushroom scene from the Gnome Matter stamp set. (LOVE that set!) and embossed with some white powder. Then I put some fern ink directly onto some acetate and grabbed a water brush, added some water, and then swirled it around. I then smooshed the ink and water mix onto the paper with the embossing. I dabbed it a few times, then did some heat setting. Then, a bit more ink and a smidge more water, mixed, and smooshed again some more! Then a bit more drying and the first one was done.

I decided to see what would happen if I put some ink on the back side of the paper, directly, and then added some water from behind. It gave a completely different result! But, still so fun!

I ended up getting more browns from my inks than I expected! A bit of red, too!

So, to finish the card, I cut the circle out with the solid circle from the shaker window and confetti die set. I cut the frame from that set from white daisy cardstock. I used the B&T from the Mix In paper pack. I stamped a sentiment from the set on vellum with the versamark and white embossing powder. I lined the B&T with two rows of the white and gold ribbon (retired and sold out!), then popped up the circle with some foam tape. Then I tied a double bow, and attached it with a mini glue dot.

The cards were so simple and easy to do! Super fun, and no two cards will be the same!!

Now, make sure to hop over to the H2H blog and see the other inspiration and link up your project too!

See you again soon!!