The First CreateInSpain Video Hop!

Today, I am excited to be participating in the First CreateInSpain video hop! The theme is florals and I did a partial die cutting technique using the Moonflower stamp and die set from Spellbinders. I have a thing for Suns and Moons, so when I saw this set on clearance on the Spellbinders site, I just HAD to have it!

You can see my video here:

Your Next Stop in the Hop:
Thirtza - Studio ArTé.

Sandra - createinspain

Mary Polanco Designs - Where Creativity Gets to Play

Rebekah - iammama24

Alright, now that we have that out of the way, I will get to the details of the card, like I always do. My wonderful husband took the pictures of my card. Isn't he a good sport? I was struck down by a terrible spinal headache a couple days before the video was due for this hop. I had the video shot, but needed to finish about half of the voice over, take my pictures, do my thumbnail and upload the video. My husband really saved the day by taking the pictures and hanging my microphone from a hook in the ceiling that was left by the previous owners and just happened to be right above my recliner. So, if you are wondering why the audio changes slightly during the video....that's why. I had to make due and quite honestly, I was pretty miserable, but I made a commitment and I wasn't about to back out, especially since the video was already shot.

Anyways, I show the partial die cutting in the video and it's easier to see it in action, then to try to explain it. What I forgot to mention in the video, was I got my inspiration for this card by a recent Neat and Tangled video I saw done by Carissa Wiley. Our cards are completely different since I didn't use Neat and Tangled products, but the partial die cutting with a moon element and circle die are very similiar and I don't want to take complete credit for that idea.

After I did the partial die cutting, I stamped all the flowers randomly over the background to try to cover up the vast amount of white space. Once I completed that, I decided there was still too much white stpace and that's when I decided to do the ink blending. I started with the yellow to give the moon a yellow "glow." Then I added in the blues and finally some black around the edges to darken it up. I know it seems strange that the flowers are floating in the sky, like stars, but I am calling it my artistic privilege. LOL!

I made this card for a friend who lost her husband a little over a month ago and is obviously still struggling. Her daughter was staying with her, but recently went home to another state to get back to her life. So, now, she is living in her empty house. I just wanted to let her know that she is still being thought of and isn't alone. I, unfortunately, live across the country from my friend. So visiting in person is not an option.

Supplies Used
Spellbinders Moonflower Stamp & Die Set
Gina K - Sweet Friendship Stamp Set - "You're Never Alone" sentiment
Tonic Craft Kit #18 - Sending Love sentiment stamp (I didn't ink up the hearts on either end)
Stampin Up - Sincere Salutations
Spellbinders Circles, LG - Nestabilities (Largest Circle)
Inktense Ink Pencils 
  • Sun Yellow 0200
  • Cadmium Orange -250
  • Mid Vermilion 0310
  • Chilli Red 0500
  • Carmine Pink 0520
  • Crimson 0530
  • Red Violet 0610
  • Mauve 0740
  • Iron Green 1310
  • Field Green 1500
  • Beech Green 1510
  • Hooker"s Green 1520
  • Light Olive 1540
  • Leaf Green 1600
Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot
Stampin Up - Rose Red ink
Gina K Amalgam Ink - Black
Bristol Smooth Paper for Card Front
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock for Card Base
Craft Perfect December Skies 6 x 6 Paper Pad - I used a piece of Denim Ripple 
Foam Squares
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
My Favorite Things - Starry Sky - Vertical Stencil
Nuvo Glitter Accents - Silver Jubilee
Pallet Knife
Post It Tape/Painters Tape
Make Up Brushes from Amazon

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***