As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to make a card with a popped up frame and a die-cut sentiment. And this is what I came up with, after two failed attempts:
I'm so much happier with this card. For my first two attempts, I tried to go with warm colors as I always seem to steer towards the cooler colors. So I used pink and purple watercolors for my background. I just wasn't happy with the finished result so re-made the card using pink and purple ink blending. Still not happy! In the end, I scrapped both cards and started afresh, staying inside my comfort zone. I loosely watercolored some Broken China ink onto a panel of watercolor paper. Once that was dry, I splattered the same color ink onto the panel and then die-cut the frame. I adhered all the layers onto a white card base, popping up the pierced frame. For the sentiment, I die-cut the word using white cardstock and fun foam. I cut the fun foam at both ends so the 'c' and tail of the 'e' would sit flat on the frame and the fun foam would support the rest of the letters.
And that's it! Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the design team.
Ink: Broken China Distress Ink
Cardstock: White, Watercolor
Dies: Good Times (PTI), Pierced Rectangle Frames (MFT)