Rhapsody in Blue by Fliss Goodwin


Hello! I have a simple card to share this week as I've been a bit short on crafting time due to various issues and a piece of my stash of spray overflow paper came in very handy to create something fairly quickly - very unusual for me I can tell you!

Step by Step

I've recently been using spray inks a lot more than I used to largely due to That's Crafty! having a range of luscious flat matte sprays and lustre sprays which are perfect to make backgrounds but if you pop what you're spraying on a larger sheet (in my case A3 card, rice paper is also fab), you can catch the overflow to use later, either as a background or to stamp on.

My overflow card used here has Aqua Flat Matte Spray together with Lilac, Lime and Aqua Lustre Sprays. It also contains an experiment with a stencil which didn't quite work but it does add some lovely texture.

I decided to stay with the blues, stamping my chosen flower on mixed media paper twice with black ink. I coloured one with diluted Teal Multi Surface Paint and the other in part with Metallic Blue Multi Surface Paint.

Once the flowers were dry, I cut out the whole teal flower and just the 2 sets of lower petals on the metallic blue one. I layered these up with dimensional glue.

I added my background to a mat of black card to make it pop and attached it to a pre-made 7 inch card blank. I stamped the floral quote directly on the card surface with black ink to finish.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Fanciful Flowers Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Fanciful Flowers Set 2
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - Teal, Metallic Blue
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Spray - Aqua
That's Crafty! Lustre Sprays - Aqua, Lilac, Lime
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
White Mixed Media Paper
Black Cardstock
Extras - 7 inch square card blank, dimensional glue

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Beautiful card Fliss and when the image is as fab as this then it should be the star anyway
    Donna xx

  2. So beautiful, it is, Fliss, The background is perfect for your gorgeous flower, and the colors totally wonderful! Hugs, Dorthe, xxx

  3. Lovely card, Fliss . Wonderful colour tones in your background adorned with such a beautiful flower . x

  4. Simplicity at its best with your flower rightly taking centre stage
    Amanda x

  5. It may be simple, but it's really effective - the gentle blues are soothing and a little melancholy - understandable, really. A lovely card.
    Alison x


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