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Hi! I’m honored & thrilled to be here celebrating Honey Bee’s 12 Designers of Christmas on Day 5! Today I’m lucky to be using what I consider stamping staples, the Lotus Blossom & the Brush Grunge Alpha!

The Lotus Blossom is one of my favorite stamps! I love the delicate lines of the blossom and its versatility. Go bold & bright, go delicate & pale, detailed watercolor or minimalist black & white…that little flower is a must-have!

For the card I want to share with you today, I was completely inspired by Honey Bee’s beautiful iridescent rainbow rhinestones to create some delicate & pale rainbow blossoms.

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To create this card I started by stamping & embossing the Lotus Blossom in white on smooth watercolor paper.

I added color along the outside edges of the flowers with Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended with a waterbrush.

I stamped “thanks” using the Brush Grunge Alpha, my MISTI and some painter’s tape. Even with the MISTI grid, I’m rubbish at lining things up so I find that painter’s tape really helps me keep things straight when using letter stamps. And the Brush Grunge Alpha lines up beautifully!

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After adding my sentiment in black, the inside of my flowers needed a little depth so I added a few little strokes of black with a Clean Color marker and used a baby wipe to blend/smear.

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I added a little black paint splatter to the bottom corner because I might be addicted to splatters, LOL! And finally I added one of the iridescent rhinestones front & center!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! And a HUGE thank you to Melissa & the Honey Bee Team for inviting me to join in the fun! Merry Christmas!!!

xo, Carly

 

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5 responses to “12 Days of Christmas – Day 5 – Designer: Carly Minner”

  1. Caro A says:

    gorgeous card!

  2. Leanne S says:

    Very pretty! Love the soft pastel shades.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the beautiful pale colors with the iridescent rhinestones. The bold black is such a statement, too. Perfect card! Carly is a wonderful designer. <3

  4. Kari D says:

    Really love this card. I wondered how you got that color just on the edges….thanks for sharing.

  5. How beautiful. Love it!