Concord & 9th Grateful for Everything | Delaney Jane Cards 500 Subs Hop

Hey Procraftinators! I am so excited that today is Renee, from Delaney Jane Cards' 500 Subs Celebration Hop! She recently got to the 500 subscriber milestone on her YouTube channel and we are all celebrating by being apart of this video hop for her. There will be a $25 Gift Certificate to the Not 2 Shabby shop awarded to one lucky commenter! Open to US or International residents. The timeframe to enter is open for one week. You must comment on the videos on YouTube, NOT here on my blog. There is more info over there in my description box.

Ok, now, that we have the housekeeping out of the way, we can get to the card. I chose to use the Concord & 9th Grateful for Everything stamp set for the majority of my card. I love the big beautiful, floral image. 

I started by stamping out the whole arrangement with Gina K Amalgam Ink on Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper in 140lb. Then, I only inked up the large peony in the middle and stamped in out on the same watercolor paper. It wasn't a clean stamping, as far as only getting the large peony. I didn't wipe down the image to only get the flower. I didn't care what else got stamped as long as the large peony was stamped nice and crisp. I planned on fussy cutting the peony and 2 leaves out when I was done coloring it. I did not show any of my watercoloring on camera for the video, as there was a time limit to the hop and I am an extremely slow watercolorist. Even speeding up the video, it takes me forever! I did use my Dr. PH Martin's Hydrus Watercolors, which I have been loving! I've been playing around with color mixing and figuring out how to get more colors out of the 1 set that I have. It's been fun!
After  coloring, I stamped the large floral image on a sheet of Avery Removable Label paper and cut the image on my Scan N Cut.  I used it to mask the large floral image that I stamped on my card panel. Once the image was masked, I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to stencil through the Neat & Tangled Modern Triangle Stencil. I finished on the edges of my panel with just a tiny bit of Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon to give it a bit of interest. I removed the stencil, but before removing the mask, I lightly sprayed the panel with a DIY Mica Mist that I make out of Perfect Pearls and water. You don't want to saturate that Avery Label Paper mask too much though. It's not meant to get wet. You would want a real masking paper for wet mediums.. 

I removed the mask and then moved onto my sentiment stamping and finishing the inside of my card. I started by stamping the floral image on the inside of my card with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Distress Ink doesn't stamp the greatest, but the inside of your card doesn't have to be perfect. I wanted a color that matched my card perfectly and wasn't going to be be hard to see when I wrote over it. Tumbled glass was used on the front of the card and was light enough that I could write over it no problem. 

Next, I stamped my inside sentiment from the Altenew Quilled Elegance stamp set that said "You are my favorite." I use the sentiments from the stamp set a ton. I just love them. I stamped that in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, so that it was crisp and clear to read. 
I moved on to the front sentiments. I used the sentiments in the Concord & 9th Grateful for Everything stamp set. I picked the scripty "Grateful" and a plain font that said "for you." I stamped them in VersaMark and heat embossed them in Ranger Gold Embossing powder. 
Once done with the front sentiments, I glued my card front to my card base using Nuvo Deluxe adhesive. I finished off by applying my large peony that I fussy cut and colored separately with foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Please make sure that you visit Renee's channel at Delaney Jane Cards and give here some love. The next stop in the hop can be found in the description box over on my VIDEO.

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