Hello there, it’s Seeka here and today I have a card featuring the Viola Plate Layer die set over an ink-blended background.  I picked a pink and red color scheme, fitting for Valentine’s Day; what colors would you choose?

I began by creating the ink-blended background.  I used foam blending tools to blend Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide inks onto a 4.25” x 5.5” panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. Next, I used the Viola Plate layers A and B dies to cut pieces of white cardstock.  I layered and adhered the two die-cut pieces together and then adhered them to the ink-blended panel.

Using the Big Hello die set, I die cut “hello” three times from white cardstock.  I used a foam-blending tool to color one piece with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink, and then I stacked and adhered all three layers together, with the pink piece on top.  I adhered the piece to the shadow layer, which I had cut from white cardstock, and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the background.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Awesome Ticker Tape stamp set in black ink onto white cardstock.  I trimmed the sentiment down so that it just said “friend,” backed it with foam tape, and adhered it just under the “hello” sentiment. 

To finish the card, I adhered the card front to a card base and then adhered some small pink gems to the centers of each of the flower shapes in the background.

Thank you so much for coming by!