Technique Tuesday March 2020 release and inspiration

Hi crafties and welcome back!

Today I am so excited to share Technique Tuesday’s March 2020 Animal House and Greenhouse Society release! Note – this post is a bit photo heavy – I have 4 projects to share, so grab a cup of coffee or tea πŸ™‚

Ana A - Pretty Peacock1

I am starting with a beautiful new Animal House Pretty Peacock stamp and crafting dies set.Β 

My first card was inspired by very soft mint colors (the circle in the background). I started with dry embossing the background, then adding the circles to place the images on.

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Both peacock images were white heat embossed on vellum. I decided to color one of them with alcohol markers, doing the coloring from the back of the image. I used coordinating crafting dies to cut both images out, then adhered them to the background panel.

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The sentiment (from the Pretty Peacock stamp set) was stamped in mint ink and die cut with rectangle stitched label (from Oval & Rectangle Stitched labels set) and adhered with foam tape.

For my second card I went with bolder colors (watercolor markers) to color the peacock.

Ana A - Pretty Peacock2

I used black embossing powder for both the peacock and the sentiment on this card and colored both with watercolor markers. I used coordinating crafting dies to cut the peacock out and smallest of the Essential Stitched Labels to cut out the sentiment.

Ana A - Pretty Peacock2b

To create the background, I lightly blended Mustard see distress ink to give my peacock a glow.

Ana A - Pretty Peacock2a

I added a light yellow layering cardstock behind the label to pull that yellow glow from behind the peacock and adhered both to the card base.

Next up I have the beautiful Alluring Orchid cards to share. Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society florals never stop to amaze me and this one in no exception.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid2

I opted for masking for both my orchid cards. For the first one I stamped the orchid images, masked it with masking paper and ink blended the background with Peacock feathers and Mustard seed distress inks.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid2b

Once I removed the masking paper, I colored the image with alcohol markers (V and G Copic markers). Once finished, I white heat embossed the sentiment and added lavender layering cardstock behind the inked panel.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid2a

I embellished the card with purple pearls and my card was finished.

And finally for the last card of March release inspiration I have another Copic colored one layer card perfect for mailing.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid1

I started by stamping Alluring Orchid image with marker friendly ink, masking the image and stamping again, creating a larger floral cluster.

Once the images were stamped, and masks removed I colored the orchids with purple and light yellow Copic markers. I used a purple fine liner to create the depth by adding dots to the center of each flower.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid1b

Once the coloring of the flowers and stems was completed, I added a shadow to the image with light blue marker.

To add some interest I covered the flowers with masks and added splatter around the image.

The sentiment from Alluring Orchid coordinating crafting dies set, was die cut out of black cardstock and adhered to the panel.

Ana A - Alluring Orchid1a

To finish the card I added purple pearls and added some shimmer to the sentiment with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

I hope you made it to the end of this post! I know if was long so I tried to keep it photo heavy and go lighter on the text part πŸ™‚

Thank you so very much for stopping by today – I am sending you all warm crafty hugs and hope you’re staying safe and healthy!





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