If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Beth Beard's blog. Beth has such a detailed style that I LOVE and have not quite mastered myself. lol I made a few projects this time, which is unusual for me, but I start working full time today so I wanted to get in as much crafty time as possible before work tied me down! :) I wanted to do a few things that weren't obvious with this set and started with the lovely leaf image for a background.
I used three shades of pink for my background and wanted to keep the focus on the lovely background so I just went with the simply stamped sentiment and embossed frame to showcase it.
For my next card, I just HAD to use those adorable little bicycles. I saw a mirror on Pinterest that looked exactly like this window frame, so that was my inspiration for the circle behind the frame. My frame is stamped with gold ink and the card base is Brushed Gold cardstock. You can see the shimmer a little bit in the upper left-hand corner. I used my Blendabilities to color my ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I will never buy colored ribbon again! This ended up being my favorite card of the three I made. :)
For my final card, I did an obvious scene with the tree and the bike but I tried a new technique for the background that I saw on Splitcoaststampers. I watercolored my background on Shimmering White cardstock and then used my Circle Framelits to cut out a variety of circles in a window sheet. I then used white craft ink to color in those circles all of my background. It gives a kind of bokeh effect to the cardstock and looks pretty cool in real life! I was able to stamp my tree and bicycle over the top after it dried with no issues!
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