#7 Basic Gray with Blessings of Home and Whale Done
I decided to have a floral arrangement part hanging off the edge of the card and thought I would achieve this by using an off-centre gatefold - well the join is way over to the right side as you look at the card. The large floral image from the Blessings of Home stamp set was stamped a couple of times onto Basic White card-stock in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun.
The flowers were coloured with Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends combo with some Pale Papaya Blends for the flower centres. The leaves were coloured with the Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends combo. The Dark Smoky Slate Blend colours in a Basic Gray shade, but to ensure some Basic Gray was used on the leaves I added a little Basic Grey Watercolor Pencil to give extra depth. A Colour Lifter Blend was also used to add highlights. Some of the flowers and tiny leaves were coloured on the second embossed image. Extra flowers were fussy cut and layered over the arrangement to provide extra dimension and interest.
A woodgrain piece of the retiring Blessings of Home DSP was layered on the right little flap and a piece of Basic White card-stock that had been embossed with a Timber 3D embossing folder was adhered to the larger card-front. A light blending of Blushing Bride ink was added with a Blending Brush over the embossed woodgrain panel and some Basic Gray ink splatters were added with a Stampin' Write Marker. The coloured and layered floral arrangement was centred over the edge of the larger card front so that the flowers would hang off the edge and over the woodgrain DSP when the card was closed. Some of the delightful Glittered White Organdy ribbon was cut in half and tied in a bow together with some Silver Elegant Trim. The bow was tucked under the layered large flower with a couple of Glue Dots - they are so handy.
The card front was finished with a Silver heat embossed "Thank You" sentiment from the same stamp set with the lower smaller words cut away. Tiny coloured leaves and a tiny collection of flowers were added to look as if they were floating over the background. Some beautiful Iridescent Basic Rhinestones added a touch of sparkle.
A C6 Basic White envelope was stamped and Silver heat embossed using the smaller flower arrangement from the Blessings of Home stamp set.
Dimensional Strips were added to the edge of the background panel and the thread was centred at the top and bottom, ensuring there was some leeway with the thread to allow the whale to move when the card is shaken. Tear 'n Tape was applied to the top and bottom lengths of the Dimensional Strips. Two frames were layered on top of the Dimensional Strips. A piece of Window Sheet was layered over the framed area after some Sparkle and Shine Sequins (plus a few extra sequins from the retired sequins that had been part of the Whale suite when it was first been introduced) were sprinkled over the whale and scene. A little Balmy Blue ink was blended over the final frame and it was adhered in place.
There is more Basic Gray creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the talented, Rachel Woolard. I always look forward to checking out Rachel's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week). I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so much inspiration.
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring a lovely colour, Bermuda Bay, as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.