Cuttlebug Challenge, and WON!!!! Thank you!! The challenge was to make an easel card and use a Cuttlebug embossing folder on it. The image is Flourishes Waterlily and has some beautiful images that I had yet to ink up. The water lily, lily pads and fish are stamped onto watercolor paper in black Stazon and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
I then water colored them with my Tombow markers and a waterbrush. The water the fish are swimming in is also watercolor paper sprayed with a blue and gold glimmer mist and Tombow markers. It has a really pretty shimmer to it. I cut the fish out and adhered them to the water. I wanted it to look like they were swimming under the water so I cut a piece of acetate the same size oval as my water and popped it up a bit with foam tape. Then I cut out all of my lily pads out and layered them around the edge of the "pond", popping some up with foam tape for dimension.
Then I cut out the water lily and blossom and attached it to the lily pads. The large lily at the base of the card was made with large punched sunflowers shaped, chalked and layered in a water lily look. The center is a 3/4" quilling strip that I fringed and instead of pulling out the fringes, I pushed gently down on the center of the fringed coil to make it bow out on the sides. I added some glitter for shine. The lily pads next to it are punched from a large circle punch with the edges cut off with paper shaper scissors. I then cut a wedge shape out of one side and added a green brad at the center. It is sitting on more "water" paper.
Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder was used on the back layer, glitter card stock layer and MS punched borders. A bright pink bow and CB embossed sentiment finish of this card. I love this flower and will have to make more of them in different sizes! Thanks again to the Cuttlebug Challenge site for picking my card!!!
I still have more projects finished and waiting to be posted, so check back to see!
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