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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Puts the Spotlight on Blossom Overture

Hi, Cornelia here today! I am sharing a card with you using the gorgeous new set, Blossom Ovature.

I chose the large rose, stamped it onto a scrap piece of card stock, and colored it with Copics and fussy cut it.

I then took an acrylic bloc and smooshed some distress inks on it...

...misted it with water - it turned out to be too much water and pressed it onto water color paper.

Since the coloring was very faint, I repeated the process with less water. 

I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and cut it to size and arranged everything the way I liked it.

I glued the sentiment down and decided the card would look better with splatters. So I put some distress ink onto an acrylic block, added water and flicked it with a paint brush onto the card. 

Lastly, I mounted the rose with foam tape. I rounded the corners and added some white highlights with a white Sharpie and some drops of glossy accents. 

Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:


Blossom Overture is the February/March 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club. We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for March. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on April 1!


  1. gorgeous! I haven't had time to play with me stamp club stuff as yet. This is very inspiring, Cornelia.

  2. This is lovely!! I like the colors you used for the smooshing and your fussy cutting is amazing. Beautiful card!!

  3. wow ... ein wunderbarer Effekt mit den Distressfarben im Hintergrund der Blume !!!
    und splatters mĂĽssen ja fast immer sein *gg
    LG hellerlittle

  4. This is lovely! Love that rose and you've colored it beautifully ♥

  5. Your splatters make the perfect background for the beautiful rose.

  6. Standing ovation for your Bloom Overture, Cornelia! Gorgeous card in every way!

  7. This card is breath-takingly gorgeous!! I am in love with the smooshing technique and I love the way this card turned out - so beautiful and such a vivid sight for the eyes!!!

  8. This is so pretty Cornelia, love the grungy design and lovely sentiment.

  9. Very pretty. Love the splats and splashes. The embossed sentiment looks fab. Hugz

  10. Beautiful! love the splatters and the rose is just so very beautiful!

  11. Oh this stamp set is super cool! I loved the background you have created and those drops of glossy accent. :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Stunning - love the rose and the beautiful background. The white on black sentiment is stunning.

  13. Amazing creation Cornelia! The splatters, fussy cutting of the rose and BG all are very appealing and gorgeous!!

  14. Cornelia, this is amazing. i love the whole design!!

  15. Cornelia, this is amazing. i love the whole design!!

  16. SOOOOo gorgeous Cornelia! That splattery corner is amazing!

  17. I'm so in love with the water color technique in it's many forms, and your card has utilized one of them so artfully. Beautiful card.

  18. Fun, fun work of art Cornelia! TFS each creative and inky step :-)

  19. Love the messiness of the card! Great inking, coloring and stamping!

  20. Looove this card Cornelia, gorgeous colours and the black sentiment so effective

  21. What a fun technique. Going to try it. Thanks.


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