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Thursday, September 25, 2014

3 x 3 Minis - Part 5

One of the things I like about paper crafting is that I never know how something will turn out until I do it.  This card was another surprise for me.  It started as a plain 3 x 3 card cut from a "Green Marble" card from HOTP.

Using a 2 1/2" square of blue printed paper I got from HOTP and one of their small stamp sets called "Flower" I stamped the sentiment and flower in black ink.  Then I simply colored parts of the image with gel pens and also used them to draw around the edges of the blue square.

Since the green marble paper had white in it, I decided to mat the blue square with white.  Using my paper cutter, I cut a 2 3/4" square with a wavy edge to serve as a mat and glued the blue square to it.  Then I decided to add some white gel pen to the flowers to help tie the focal and mat together better.  Wow!  That REALLY made those flowers POP!

I attached the matted focal to the card with foam tape for dimension.

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