Friday, February 21, 2020

Guest Designer Tracy Ware~Lotus Flower Card

Hello Blank Page Muse fans!  Tracy here popping in for the February challenge, which is to use multiple Blank Page Muse stamps.  I tend to always gravitate to flowers and leaves regardless of the company, and I’m staying true to myself with this card too.  Today, I’ll be sharing a card using the Lotus Flower on Stem with Small Dragonfly Art, and a few stamps from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art set.

I began this card by creating a pale, smooshed background using Distress Inks.  When that was dry, I added a little bit of splatter using watered down black gouache.  I adhered my inked background to a black panel for some contrast.

I stamped the Lotus Flower twice with dye ink and colored the images with Copic markers.  This stamp has a small dragonfly with it, but I only wanted the flowers, so I fussy cut those out.  The panel still needed some interest in my opinion, so I fiddled around with different things and ended up deciding on a black, stitched frame.

I adhered my black frame to my panel using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the Creativity stamp, and a small butterfly from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art set directly on my inked background using dye ink again.

I arranged the Lotus Flowers on my panel to figure out my placement, and then adhered those to my panel with foam tape as well. I added some leaf details to the card using liquid glue and tucking those underneath the flowers.

I colored my second butterfly using Copic markers and a pink, glitter gel pen for something sparkly.  Unfortunately, I was unable to capture that sparkle in my pictures.  I adhered that butterfly using foam tape as well so that it overlaps the frame just a bit.

I really like how this card turned out!  This would be a pretty card with a pale pink or yellow background too.  Have you used this Lotus Flower stamp before?  Let me know how you used it, and leave me a comment.  Thanks for joining me today on the Blank Page Muse Blog.  Head over to the Blank Page Muse Instagram account for even more inspiration.  You can also find me on Instagram here.  Stop by and say hi!
Pull out those stamps and join us for the February challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Until next time, stay awesome!

Supplies Used:

Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Black 80lb cardstock
Distress Oxide Ink:  Twisted Citron, Broken China
My Favorite Thinks stitched frame
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Black Gouache
Copic markers :  R30, R83, RV11, Y15
Leaf elements from The Greetery
Gelly Roll pink, glitter gel pen
3M foam tape
Lineco Neutral PH liquid adhesive
My Sweet Petunia Misti

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