Hello Crafty Friends!
I had a little bit of extra time this weekend, so today I am sharing a fun new-to-me technique and playing along with the Fusion card challenge, Floral Cupcakes. You can play along, link up your card, and see the inspiring projects from Fusion’s design team over on their blog right here https://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/fusion-floral-cupcakes.html
I decided to create a fusion by using elements from both the sketch and the inspiration photo. At first, I cut out a few flowers from one of my favorite layered flower die sets and arranged them into a cool grid pattern. It looked amazing, but it also looked a lot like another designer’s idea, so I went for something different.
I took a shallow, glass baking dish and added about an inch or two of water. Then I took fingernail polish bottles and added a few drops and drizzles to the water. The polish floats on top! You can take a toothpick and swirl the colors a bit to create these beautiful swirling, marbled designs, but don’t mix too much. You want to create swirls, not mix it all together. Then I took a square of watercolor paper and gently floated it down into the water from one side, and then lifted the paper up, catching all the polish floating on top. After it dried, I had swirly pink marble! I cut the paper into tiny squares and adhered them onto my card panel. Then I added a sweet sentiment and a few flowers. Pretty in pink!
This was a fun way to beat the heat, imagining a pretty rose garden with a beautiful breeze!
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Live your life in color!