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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: Sunflower

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this fun and bright Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Design Project with you all!

Step 1:

I started my project by die cutting a square panel from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper. I also die cut the same square panel from some thicker left over card stock and out of this square panel I die cut a circle shape using one of the dies in my circle nesting die set (Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL nr. 7), this will be my template.

I temporarily adhere both square panels together using removable tape. Over the open circle I’m now going to apply some Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive Ink in the colour “Pale Fig” using a stencil brush, and let that dry.

Step 2:

Now that I have my base down I can stamp my sentiment using black ink and this particular sentiment is from the Jenine’s Mindful Art Essentials Line stamp set with number JMA-ES-STAMP67.

Using one of the new stencils from the Jenine’s Mindful Art Warm & Cozy line (“Floral Mandalas” / JMA-WAC-MASK59) I create my background design. For this I apply some of the Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in “Old Rose” over the stencil using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

Step 3:

While my background is drying I can work on my focal point: for this I stamp the sunflower image from the Jenine’s Mindful Art Essentials Line (JMA-ES-STAMP66) onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using black ink and I directly heat embossed afterwards using clear embossing powder (you get the best results when you use an anti-static powder tool on the paper before stamping the image). This way my stamped lines stay black and crisp no matter how much water I add.

Next I can colour the image using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers in combination with a water brush. I’m using the following colours of Aqua Markers: Sunflower, Gold, Marigold, Bud Green, Moss and Boulder. After the colouring is done and dry I’m adding back in some highlights using a white gel pen. And I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 4:

Time to put my card project together: I die cut a slightly larger square mat from matching green card stock and adhere both square panels together using liquid glue. Around these combined panels I wrap some jute cord and adhere on the back using normal tape. This combination I can than adhere onto my creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish the project I now only have to adhere the coloured an fussy cut image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s card project! I wish you a creative day!

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