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Flower Silhouettes Mousse Background Card {03.08.2017}

Hi from Designer Chris!

Silhouette Stamps

I love silhouette stamps. They can be used in multiple ways, and today's card is using the Flower Silhouettes Stamp Set, one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new March releases. This stamp set is FABULOUS! Let's peek at my card.

Flowers Silhouette stamped card

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

For this card, I wanted to see if I could emboss OVER a Moussed background ... so I tried it! I love experimenting. I keep reminding myself that if it doesn't work, it is only paper and I can pitch it, or figure out a way to repurpose it. In this case, it worked out great to heat emboss over mousse! I pulled out two my of my favorite Mousse color Peony Pink and Pure Platinum. I rubbed some of the Pure Platinum mousse across the bottom of my card panel, and then Peony Pink above that. I felt like I needed some blue to have a hint of a sky in the background. I didn't have any blue mousse, so I thought, what the heck? And whipped out my Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean. I rubbed some of the Carribean Ocean drops over the card panel and it also worked out just as I was hoping! Here is what the background looked like, after rubbing in the Mousse and Crystal Drops. I let it dry for about 20-30 minutes and was ready to proceed to the stamping.
Mousse background

Heat Embossing & Nuvo Crystal Drops

After creating the background, I treated the background with my Anti Static Bag, then stamped the flower silhouette image onto my background with Versamark Ink Pad. Then, I sprinkled on Black Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then I started decorating! I colored in the flowers with individual Crystal Drops. I used: Strawberry Coulis, Ripened Pumpkin, Dandelion Yellow, and Carnation Pink. I also used Sunlit Meadow drops to add highlights and sparkle to the flower leaves. I also added Caribbean Ocean to the butterflies.
Flowers stamped

Sentiment

I wanted to stamp out the sentiment too, but wanted it to coordinate with the card. I rubbed more Peony Pink Mousse onto some cardstock, but this time I layered it in a solid, thick layer to make a strong pink background. I treated the cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, then stamped the sentiment with the Versamark Ink Pad. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I die cut it into a long rectangle shape. Here is how it looked.
Sentiment over mousse background banner

"Tear-ific" Tape

Here is the frame I created for the card. I did multiple layers. I die cut out the main card panel using a label die. Then, I covered another card panel with two strips of 2-1/2" "Tear-ific" Tape to cover the entire surface. I die cut it with a label die for the "Kiss" Technique. I pulled away bits of release paper and then burnished in Cloud Nine glitter. I removed the rest of the release paper, and burnished in Luau Green glitter. This made a really fun frame layer immediately behind my image panel. I die cut a pink piece of textured cardstock, and layered that behind the Luau Green/Cloud Nine frame layer. Needing just a teeny bit more sparkle, I cut another card panel, and layered more strips of 2-1/2" "Tear-ific" Tape to cover the entire surface and removed the release paper. I adhered the card front to the exposed tape, then burnished in Tiger Orange glitter to the remaining exposed adhesive. This created a bold orange frame around the card. Here is a close up of the frame.
Glitter frame


I tied a triple-loop bow in pink and silver ribbon, and attached it to the edge. This finished off my card.
Bow


This card was a wonderful experiment that I am glad I tried. I will definitely use Mousse and Nuvo Crystal Drops as backgrounds again. I hope you enjoyed it too!
Flower Silhouette card

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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