A quick card and we’re off to a great cardmaking year

How do you start your creative year of 2024? What’s your first project? After all Christmas cards I longed for lighter colors and some flowers but also something that I could finish in about an hour.

Type of project: card
Occasion: birthday
Style: CAS
Techniques used: stenciling, die cutting
Decoration: Enamel embossing powder
Main colour: blue/ turquoise
Media used: watercolor, distress ink
Equipment used: stencil, dies
First I cut a panel in aquarelle paper and painted a light blue and green background. Then I used a stencil with different sizes of circles and ink blended them on top of each other to look almost like a bokeh effect. I framed the background with a thin black pen.
Then I cut out a vase and some branches and flowers  in white paper. I stamped the phrase and finished it of with sprinkling some enamel embossing powder around the bouquet and melted it from underneath.
I like the simplicity in design and the pale winter colors. I must remember to create more of these quick cards. It’s so satisfying!