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Tropical Birthday Card with WPlus9

Happy Wednesday! Lindsay here on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today with a card using some of the newer products from WPlus9 to make a summery, tropical birthday card. 

I started off this card by stamping the background stamp from the Tropic Fever Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# card stock. I first treated the card stock with an anti-static powder tool as the plan was to emboss the background as I'm going for an ultra-shiny card design today. So after stamping the background I used Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder all over the image and heat set it. I then cut down to card base to 4" by 5.25" to leave a border around the edge which I backed with black card stock cut to A2 size.

For the main image, I used WPlus9 Hibiscus Bouquet, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as it's a Copic Marker safe ink. I colored the images using R24, R29, R39 for the red hibiscus, Y13, Y15, Y17 for the yellow hibiscus, G05, G07, G09 for the monstera leaves and YG41 and YG45 for the frond leaves. I also stamped and die cut some images from WPlus9 Tropic Fever Stamp Set as I wasn't sure what my plans were yet for my layout. I colored two of the bouquet images, but ended up deciding on the yellow and red bouquet. I fussy cut out the bouquet using Spring Cut Scissors which I think are a MUST for cutting out your own images.

After deciding on the yellow and red image, I added white details using a white gel pen. I really like doing this to images to really make them pop! After playing around with all the images for a little bit I decided that I liked the Hibiscus Bouquet image on it's own the best for this card, so the other images were set aside for another card. 

I adhered the black card stock to my card base, and then the stamped and embossed card panel was adhered using foam for a little dimension. Then the bouquet image was adhered using foam tape. The sentiment from MFT Essential Sentiments was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder and heat set.

As a finishing touch I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the flowers (like I said earlier, I was going for an uber-shiny card!) So there's my card for today! I hope you guys are having a great week and I'll see you next Wednesday!



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