XO Wishes - Altenew, Pinkfresh Studio + Canson XL Sale | Delicate Series

Good Morning, Friends, how are you doing this fine day? 
It's been very cold here, so we've been hibernating a fair bit. The plus side of that is more time for crafts, which is just fine by me :)
Today I'm sharing a sweet Love Day card. This year I can't seem to get enough! 
I wanted to pair up this beautiful new stamp up with some chevron details, and a whole lotta pink.
Here we go!

To start my card, I heat-embossed the pretty Handpicked Bouquet floral onto some watercolor cardstock. I use the heavy-weight Canson XL pad for just quick watercolors, and for higher quality (read: more detailed watercolor), I use Arches pads. I will try and do a post soon to break down my paper choices, but I do really love the affordability and performance of the XL pads - an unbeatable mix for every day watercoloring. Also the sturdy nature of the paper is perfect for die-cutting. Here I used the matching Handpicked Bouquet dies.

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For my centerpiece, I used the pretty Caps Bold Alphas by Altenew, along with these favorite new sentiments form Pinkfresh Studio, stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut on vellum.

For my card base, I decided to make a shaker, but without any shaker toppings. I used the same idea as I would if I was trying to create one, and adhered this pretty PTI Center Stage design with some foam adhesive onto a vibrant pink cardstock. I adhered every second chevron stripe with foam adhesive, and the remainder I adhered with regular double sided tape, to give the strips a bit of variation. I decorated them with Nuvo Drops and sweet little hearts.

I also popped up the centerpiece, and added some acetate, so that it would be easy for me to adhere all the fonts without too much fussing. The other alternative would be to pop up the fonts, or to die-cut and stack several layers of them. I found this method to be just a bit cleaner and quicker. It also gives the fonts the appearance that they're floating, which I find very lovely. And I love that you can still see all the detail below when the card is turned on an angle :) 
I can't wait to use these pretty stamps from the Stamp Market in the same way.

I hope you enjoyed today's bold and floral card! Thank you so much for all of your visits.
Would you ever make a shaker without shaker-izing it and adding toppings?! If so, share it with us!

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1 comment

  1. Oh, this is a pretty one Ivana! Well, then again, they ALL are haha!! But I do like your dreamy watercolored flowers on this one!


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