ID: MC May/17 - Easel Oxide Bkgr'd Koi - ECD Special Moments - The Human Heart- HB card
size: 6"w x 8"h (easel closed)

Created: May 13, 2017

I've been in a totally creative mood lately - FINALLY!!! The oxide background was created in March when I was teaching the gals some of my techniques.

I'm using a couple of A Way With Words dies "Special Moments" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs  also available on Quietfire Design HERE 

And using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design, 

("The Human Heart...");  


As I mentioned above, I created the oxide background a while back (see below for the undecorated piece). I smooshed my pads onto my craft sheet, misted with water and pounced my cardstock into the wetness, repeating until I got the desired effect.

Scored and folded my dark green textured cardstock to create the easel, cutting another piece the same size as card for the front. Cut an aqua piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the card and adhered to front. Trimmed down the background piece and adhered that to front.

The lily pad and Koi is one stamp from Lasting Impressions and fussy cut apart. Colored with watercolor pencils and moved around with water.

The cattails are from Posh Art Stamps "Cattails" - I created an electronic file to do my fussy cutting. Inked the stamp with Distress "Forest Moss" and stamped the cut out. Applied glue to the cattail part and sprinkled with Flower Soft "Earth".

Adhered all my elements to the oxide background.

 Die cut the "Special Moments" from two tones of yellow cardstock. adhered to front. 

Added a couple mini butterflies from my stash and a mini perl to the body..

On the floor: Used the left over piece from the front and trimmed down a bit. Embossed with Cuttlebug's "Happy Birthday" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Distress "Tumbled Glass", then a bit of "Twisted Citron" and adhered to floor.

Had a small piece of leftover green so adhered that to floor... Then adhered a piece of green variegate/gold Sari ribbon.

Stamped the quote onto another auqa piece using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders oval die set sponging the edges with the Citron .

Cut and colored another couple Koi stamps (Scroll Works "Koi") and adhered to floor, one acting as a stopper.

Final touch added the pearl heart assembly.


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