Let’s go green!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice weekend so far… As for me, I actually challenged myself to use green on a card. And I went clean & layered too. It’s a bit traumatic to go from vintage to green CAL all of a sudden, I don’t recommend it… LOL. But I’m one of those who sets on an idea and goes for it whatever it takes… That sounded drastic! Actually, I’m in a place in my creative life where I need to discover more of what I am capable of, and challenges help me with that. Below is my personal inspiration photo for this card (not that I wasn’t inspired by the challenges’ photos or color boards too :D)…  

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So yes, it is a floral card -what a surprise-. LOL. And with no further ado, here’s what I came up with:

Flourishes stamps – Flowers for Jan
Inkadinkado stamps – Floral expressions
Memento dye ink – Rich Cocoa
Brilliance pigment ink – Coffee Bean
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block – Large Letter
Ranger embossing ink

Imagine Crafts sponge dauber
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Clear
ZAP! heat tool
Faber Castell color pencils – 071, 070, 063, 046, 076, 089
– Artistic brushes – Y1
– Paper twine – Brown
– Crystal stickers
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Other generic materials

Hawaii cardstock – White
Specialty metallic cardstock – Brown

I stamped the Iris flowers on regular cardstock, as long as you don’t use too much water it’s ok. I watercolored them and in the end I heat embossed the images in Clear. I cut the upper contour of the flowers and left the other sides as they were. That way I was able to make those flowers pop a little more. I like how this card is framed symmetrically, that sole detail gives the design a clean elegance. To finish the design, I thought I’d use this brown paper twine I had in my stash, it looks like it belongs to this card. Oh, and of course I had to add some crystals 😀

Hope you enjoyed. Continue to have a good weekend!

This card is participating in:

Going Green

Saavy Handmade Cards

Color Challenge Green

QKR Stampede

Color Inspiration

The Card Concept
Cards in Envy
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Bloggers Challenge 
Designs by Lisa Somerville

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Crafty wife and mom / Illustrator &. Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Watercolors enthusiast / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

18 thoughts on “Let’s go green!

  1. GRACIE! THIS IS VERY ELEGANT!!!! LOOOOOOVE the IRIS PICTURE for your inspiration!!! You did a FABULOUS JOB water coloring this image to match your inspiration!!!!!!!;) SUPER JOB!!! ANNNND A WINNER!!!!:)


  2. Your card is really lovely! The flowers are beautifully colored and the simple design is perfect. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.


  3. How pretty this is! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the green and brown together. The paper twine was a lovely touch, too. Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!


  4. Gracie,
    I love the picture, and the card. I am so glad to see you using brown, have always stayed away from it because it seemed so harsh, but you've made it look soft and lovely. Good job!


  5. I think I am going to have to disagree with you…your card looks SO Classy and Elegant to me! Those beautiful flowers, fussy cut perfectly are so elegant! This is a very well made card, perfect use of the colors for this week's challenge!


  6. Oh my Gracielle! What an amazingly stunning card! I don't think I've ever seen an iris with green and blue on it – it's gorgeous! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our “Timeless Tuesday Challenge” this week at Flourishes!


  7. I'd say that you definitely rocked 'green' with this card! Your watercolored images are stunning. You really do ooze talent young lady! Fabulous use of the challenge colors – LOVE the twine bow and where you placed the sentiment (awesome font!). Thanks for joining us this week at CCC!


  8. Such a stunning card inspired by your beautiful flowers. I am loving the subtle shading behind your flowers and the wonderful dimension which really brings this card to life. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this fortnight. Danie xx


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