Monday, March 30, 2020

Life is Fragile....

Hi Blog Friends!

Here with a card for you today, that speaks to what we're all going through.
I hope you like & are encouraged by it.

I will be entering this in
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:
SSS Anything Goes
Found here: 

Take a look:
I saw someone's card over on SCS that used these specific dies & I fell in love with them.
I'd been wanting to get some floral dies  & found them on SSS. 
The flower dies are by Sizzix- 664163.
(There is another set that would go nicely with this one too, just so you know.)

I started first with my background.
Taping it down to an Epicurean Board with Blue Painters Tape & then wetting the Arteza 190 lb. WC Paper with my Silver Blk. Velvet 3/4" Flat Brush.
I then used Ecoline Liquid Water Colors- seen above.
(Dick Blick is having a sale on these right now,
 & you can find a pack of 10 for a good price on Amazon!) ;)
I wanted to see what they did with just dropping it on the WC Paper. 
One dropping it on from the dropper, & another splotch with just touching the dropper to the paper & letting it bleed out. I did have to add more water to help it spread a bit more.

Once dry, I die cut the panel with Ma Ma Elephant- Waverly-Framed Tags.

I die cut the flowers with the same type of WC Paper & used Prima Metallic Accents WC.
They were so shimmery, but they didn't give me the color saturation I wanted, so I went in later with Arteza Brush Markers, just a touch for a bit of depth.
If they got too stark, I used my Nuvo Aquarelle Brush to soften the lines. 

I matted up the Waverly Panel & then put them on my card base with my Scotch ATG.
Next, I attached the flowers.
I already had played with them enough to know how I wanted to arrange them.

A piece of Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape behind the Black Eyed Susan & Golden Matte Med. for the rest.

The banner is done with SB- GOM-NOV19 (Banner Die), & the sentiment itself is by I.O.-C17276 (Yvonne Blair). I attached it with the Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.

And a few Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane- LL502 Safari Sunrise.

I didn't forget the inside!

I did plenty of flower pieces from the Sizzix Set & had left over & added one to the inside.
The inside sentiment is from SSS-Tiny Words Faith-sss101964.

And lastly, a matching envelope with the WRMK- Envelope Board.

*****This card was chosen "Favorites for the week ending April 4th, 2020" on SCS!*****

"Life is fragile handle with prayer.
He is ALWAYS listening."
Don't forget that through this trying time, or after!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*FC-Click-n-Go Pot
*Paint Puck
*Drafting Tape
*Telfon Bone Folder
*Card Stock- Paper Studio
*Crystal Katana
*Original & Mini Misti
*SSS- Premium Blk. Dye Ink
*Signo White Pen
My Card is: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  1. Becky, this is such a beautiful and inspiring project. I love your color choices and the dies you used.

  2. Thank you, Becky, for sharing the step by step instructions for creating this amazing card. It is beyond beautiful. I love the background you have created for your wonderful die cut leaves and flowers. The sentiment could not be more perfect!!


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