Floral Slimline Card by Guest Designer Hussena

Hello, crafty friends!
I am back today to share a Slimline Card featuring various stamps and dies from Crafty Meraki. I often like to combine new and old supplies for my projects to find unique ways to use certain designs and today's project is an great example of that idea.
My card for today features the Imperial Garden Layering Stamp Set. I particularly love this set as it comprises many color layering and outline image options, making it a perfect set to have in every flower lover's stash. I have also used the Crafty Meraki Mini Slimline Timeless Frames Meraki Para-Dies for my project along with the April Meraki Floral Para-Dies and Spade Meraki Floral Para-Dies Die Sets. I love these sets and have been using them a lot lately because they are so versatile and fun! 
To create my card, I began by stamping the large outline flower and leaves from the Imperial Garden Layering Stamp Set in my MISTI on to Snowdrift Cardstock using Versafine Onyx black dye ink. I repeated the process until I had enough stamped images to create a large floral spray and then trimmed out the pieces with a pair of scissors, leaving a small white border. (If you don't want to cut the images by hand, you can use the coordinating dies available for the set too!)
I coloured the flowers using Bubble Gum and Candy Apple Liquid Watercolours, concentrating the darker color towards the centre of the images for depth. The leaves were coloured using Key Lime and Emerald City Watercolors and I followed the same technique as above while colouring them. Next, I die cut Snowdrift Cardstock and White Foam Sheets using the floret dies from the April Meraki Flora Para-Dies and Spade Meraki Floral Para-Dies. I watercolored the pieces using Bubble Gum and Candy Apple Liquid Watercolors in a light wash for a soft look.
Then, I trimmed a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock to 8 7/8" X 3 5/8" and placed the Argyle Stencil in the centre of the panel and applied Metropolis Ink lightly all over with a blending brush. I then flicked some black paint on my panel using a paint brush for a fun splatter effect. Once that was done, I mounted the panel to a top-folding slimline-sized light pink card base with tape runner. Next, I die cut Snowdrift Cardstock and White Foam Sheets using the largest frame die from the Mini Slimline Timeless Frames Meraki Para-Dies and adhered it down to my panel using liquid glue. I then adhered my stamped and die cut images down on to the panel using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid glue for dimension. To complete my design, I stamped a sentiment from the Angel Wings Layering Stamp Set on a strip of Snowdrift Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then die cut the sentiment out using the Fishtail Flag Trio Die Set, before popping it on my panel using foam squares for dimension. Finally, I adhered a few Bubblegum Crystal Jewels to embellish my card panel.
I hope you enjoyed this bright floral Slimline card and thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Crafty Meraki on Instagram or visit their Blog for tons of inspiration!
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