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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop. This month we celebrate the start of our 4th year as a group and I want to thank Angie Mckenzie who puts in so much effort to organising everything and keeping us running smoothly. I love this group and am grateful to be part of such a beautiful community.

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This month our theme is April Showers bring May flowers. Over in Melbourne we’re in Autumn so there are showers but not many flowers and it’s getting a little bit chilly.

We were given a double challenge to create something that reminds us of spring along with a technique. Didn’t matter that spring is gone, I still chose some spring colours and have followed the sketch at Sunday Stamps for my creation.

I started off by creating the 3 centre panels using the Emboss Resist technique.

  • Using the Artistic Mix Decorative Mask, add Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana ink randomly with a Blending Brush. Use Lighter tones.
  • Stamp the 2 different leaves with Versamark ink over the entire panel
  • Add clear embossing powder
  • Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool
  • With Blending Brush, go over the entire panel in the same colours. Apply colours a little bit darker over embossed leaves.
  • Wipe back colour from embossed leaves with a paper wipe.

I used the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies to die cut the 3 panels and then matte it onto Kraft Cardstock.

The card base was covered with a layer of Vellum with a subtle leafy pattern. On this, I added the 3 small emboss resist panels which had been layered onto a long die cut piece from the Irresistible Blooms dies. This was then added to an embossed panel matte with the Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper. For the strip of Textured Shimmer Paper, I used the Balmy Blue sheet and blended Coastal Cabana over it to coordinate with my colours.

The flower was stamped twice, fussy cut and layered with some heat embossed leaves and smaller Early Espresso Leaves die cut using the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies.

I had to include my favourite Linen Thread and some simple pearls to complete this spring blooms card.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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