OK - not sure how many of you follow the Copic Oz blog but recently the massively talented Kathy Jones posted am amazing idea showing her take on a 'Living Card', this idea totally appealed to me and I HAD to try it! The following is my version of a faux living card.
What I used:
- Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Starburst Sprays from the Mad Hatter set: Tea Pot Purple and Mad Hatter Mint
Embossing Powder from the Mad Hatter set: Weeping Willow Green Gold
- Clear Scraps: Small Oval Fancy Frame, 6″ Quaterfoil Stencil and Birds and Cage embellishments
- The Paper Temptress: Eclipse Black 100, HQ Watercolor Card
- Paper flowers
I began by using texture paste through the Quaterfoil stencil, to add the design to a piece of watercolor card. Once dry I added the Starburst sprays (Tea Pot Purple and Mad Hatter Mint) and allowed these to mix a little.
While waiting for the background to dry I used the same 2 sprays to add colour to a variety of paper flowers.
I added embossing powder over the Bird embellishments CAREFULLY heated and then while the embossing powder was still warm I stamped into it to create the text design.
I coloured the Clear Scraps: Small Oval Fancy Frame, so that it matched my project, and
glued this over the window I had created in the centre of the card.
Into this window I glued down a flower arrangement.
Finally, I glued the birds onto the card and used a few extra flowers to embellish. In person it's so shimmery and yummy and the birds look almost iridescent.