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C9 Orange You So Sweet

Welcome to today's edition of the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog! It's Janette here and it has simply been too long since I've said paid a visit to my dear friends on the BRInk! Helloooo!

I am super excited to be sharing with you the Orange You Sweet stamp set from Concord & 9th. Not only is the set super cute and I made a video tutorial for you, but guys - we are orange growers here in central California! My husband is a 4th generation citrus grower. This is in our blood. You know I had to have this set as soon as it was humanly possible!

Oh yes, and there are dies too!

The best sketchy oranges, right? That's the thing, it is not only oranges. With this set you can nearly create a fruit salad. Oranges, limes, kiwi, watermelon, so much! You could even use the pie shapes to create a pizza! I have so many ideas for this set. I have begun a list and slipped it in with the stamp set so I don't forget down the road. (Not that it ever happens to me, geesh! Ha!)

Step by Step Directions: (Video Tutorial here)

  • Create shimmery dreamy background by scribbling Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and blending with clean clear water. I used Moonstone, Soft jade, Aquamarine and Blue topaz.
  • Stamp orange slices with waterproof ink and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used Yellow and Bright Yellow.

  • Once Zigs are dry, use clean clear water on a paint brush to lightly touch segments to add a textured effect.
  • Adhere to shimmer panel popping up one orange with dimensional adhesive.
  • Trim oranges to along shimmer panel.
  • Mat panel to black cardstock adhering with liquid glue for just a slight bit of wiggle room for precise application.

  • Stamp "Sweet," heat emboss and adhere "Orange You So" strip.
  • Add fun foam or dimensional adhesive to back of shimmer panel.
  • Adhere striped paper to A2 folded card base.
  • Mount one orange, matching it's lines, to the back of the shimmer panel and one to striped area.
  • Adhere shimmer panel to card base aligning at top.
  • Add clear sequins for the final touch.

If you are a more visual person and would like to see the card made, we got you covered!

I hope that this card has inspired you to create. Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to pop over to BRI to see what the Deal of the Day is. You'll find it in the right hand column if you are on the desktop website, scroll down a touch if you are on a mobile device.

xo, Janette


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