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Sweet as a Peach

Today’s card is for two challenges, the Global Design Project, Case the Designer - Janneke De Jong #GDP328 and the Pinkies Creative Challenge, Sweet Treats.

The designer's card is beautiful, I particularly like the water coloured panel behind the main image.

I chose to use Sweet as a Peach, it is an amazing bundle, incredibly versatile too. With a change of ink colour, the peaches can become cherries or plums or can be replaced with flowers. It's really great value at £34.00 for the stamp and die bundle.

I started by cutting a piece of pretty blue striped You're a Peach dsp and a piece of water colour paper both 5" x 3.5". I then set about creating my water coloured background.

I've used a Balmy Blue ink refill, a Water Painter, a Stampin' Spritzer and my heat tool. First I gave the paper a gentle spritz of water, not too wet, then I added a little colour using the Water Painter. I dried with the heat tool before re-spritzing and adding more colour finishing with some splatter of colour just by flicking the Water Painter over the paper.

It's not an exact science, it's hard to know when to stop and to be honest I've seen much better than my attempt but as a background I'm happy with it.

Next I stamped the peaches, stem and leaves. I used a Blending Brush to ink up the peaches adding both Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral. I used the peaches stamp to add some Granny Apple Green to cardstock to cut my leaf pairs from. I also added some little flowers to the background layer in both Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral (stamped off).

My sentiment is in two parts, stamped in Calypso Coral on white and white heat embossing on black. With all my elements prepared I started to assemble the card.

Both the dsp and water colour layers are placed at slight angles but I wanted my sentiment straight. I used a ruler placed along the bottom edge of the card and snipped the edges of the black sentiment strip before sticking it in place.

I wanted to add some white thread similar to Janneke's card but even white baker's twine felt too heavy so I cut a short length and stripped down the threads. I put a loop in place but didn't stick it down, instead letting the dimensionals of the stem hold it in place.

So there we have it Sweet Peaches for a Sweet Friend in pretty, fresh colours.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items used here, you will find product links below. Please use this months host code QBY6PVQT and if your order is over £30 you will get a hand made thank you card and small gift from me.

Thanks for looking,

Katie x


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