Love You So Muche-- Cards in envy

For my cards it all started with the Background, I have been on a total Tim Holtz kick as of recently. 

So to start off I pulled out some Bristol cardstock, my distress inks and oxides, a clear block and my spray bottle and went to down

I started smooshing the ink on to the craft mat and sprayed it with water and pressed my acrylic block into the ink and then on to the paper, I started the process with the lightest shade of pink which was spun sugar, then continued  onto each of the following colors festive berries, picked raspberry, warn lipstick , wilted violet and seedless preserve.; always drying with my heat tool between each layer of color. 

Once the backgrounds where completely dry I then went over the background panels with my anti static powder tool preparing them embossing, I took my Simon Say stamp Love is background stamp and inked it up with versa mark sticky ink and  stamped each of the backgrounds. I then covered the inked up panels with Ranger gold embossing powder and heat set it. 

The cards them selves are 4bar card which measures 4 7/8 x 3 ½

Once the panels were embossed I started to do my die cutting. I took some black heavy weight cardstock and added stick it adhesive to the back, this was to help with the roses as they are just so intricate and dainty  I did not want to fuss with adding adhesive any other way. I die cut the roses using the My Favorite thing Roses in Bloom die set.  I die cut them 8 times as I layered two together for extra dimension. 

 I went on to die cut the scalloped panels with my Elizabeth Craft  Dotted Scalloped Rectangle dies, which measure 4 ½ x 3¼  and color smooshed backgrounds  with my Hero  Arts Infinity rectangle dies which measure 3¾ x 2½ 

I did the same thing with the inside of the card and went one step further as I die cut some hearts out of the color smooshed backgrounds, as to tie it all together. 

I kept the front of the  cards very simple and just layered the embossed background onto the black panel with foam tape and added on the rose. I also added glossy accents and shimmer to the rose which isn't very visible in the pictures. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card and added those heart dies to finish it off. 

I love how these turned out, they were very easy to create  and didn't take a lot of time.

Thank you for stoping by please head on over to the Cards in Envy blog and play along with us, we would love to see what you create.  

Have a wonderful week.



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