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Big Thanks card by Gladys

 

Hello friends, I hope you are doing well! I can't believe it's the last week of April already, time sure flies, doesn't it? Gladys here and I have one more card to share before my term ends. I hope you will like it and find some inspiration. Let's get started shall we!
I created a cute and colorful slimline card using lots of dies from Lawn Fawn. I began by die cutting the plants and pots from Plant A Succulent out of colored cardstock. To add more depth I like to inked the edges of the cardstock using distress oxide inks. I must worn you there are LOTS of ink blending on this card so if you don't like this technique you can skip it and do whatever makes you happy! 

Since some of the die cuts are small I found it helpful to use the shader brush from Waffle Flowers. For the green I used mowed lawn and lucky clover. For the purple I used seedless preserves, pink I used picked raspberry. For the blue I used peacock feathers and prize ribbon. For the pots I used rusty hinge and gathered twigs. I added more interest with speckles of diluted white gouache using a small fan brush. 
Next, I used a slimline die from Trinity Stamps to cut from Bristol smooth cardstock. I ink blended the panel with prize ribbon, salvaged patina, wilted violet, picked raspberry and saltwater taffy. You can find all the colors I used in the shop. For more interest I added speckles of diluted white gouache and prize ribbon using a small fan brush.
For the sentiment I used the giant thanks die cut twice from white cardstock and once on blue cardstock. I glued them together to give dimension. Once everything was dried I adhered the elements onto the inked panel. Then I backed the panel against a rainbow pattern paper which was cut from a scallop die from Mama Elephant. For some final touch I added a scatter of hearts topped with glossy accents and white highlights with a gel pen. 

Thanks for joining me! Also huge thanks to Vanessa for inviting me back for this term. I had lots of fun creating my projects and I hope you found some inspiration. For more projects feel free to follow me on Instagram crafty_mochi

Have a wonderful day!! 

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