Flower Power Peace & Love Cards – CAS-ual Fridays February 2017 Release

By Taheerah | 2nd February 2017 | 14 Comments

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.

I know you know the words.

This song was is one of my favourite 60s tunes. It harks back to an age where there was a shift in culture, music, politics and more, and the lyrics are definitely timeless and are as relevant now as they were then. We could learn a lot from the 60s, particularly the movement for peace and love.

Today we’re showcasing a couple of 60s, flower power themed sets. Flower Power features some awesome, large-scale sentiments in a flowery font – perfect for grabbing your attention and also perfect for colouring. Peace Out continues this theme perfectly, with a large flowery peace sign and a few complimentary images. They definitely speak to my inner 60s child.

Let’s get straight to it and see what these babies have to offer:

Flower Power Peace Sign Card by Taheerah Atchia

This is definitely my favourite of the two cards! I mean, just look at it!

Flower Power Peace Sign Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped the peace sign with Antique Linen Distress Ink so that it was a pale impression. I then pulled out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and did a lot of no-line watercolouring. It was time consuming for sure, but totally worth it.

Flower Power Peace Sign Card by Taheerah Atchia

Those vibrant colours. Love.

For my second card I again wanted colours that would remind me of the Sixties:

Really Love You Card by Taheerah Atchia

I heat embossed the words with white embossing powder, then watercoloured over them in a rainbow of colour. Far out, man! Okay, that’s more an 80s turn of phrase. What can I say? I’m an 80s girl really.

Really Love You Card by Taheerah Atchia

There is no ‘Really’ word in this stamp set, so I made it by selectively inking letters from the other words! And the letterpress paper I used reacts differently with embossing powder – the powder kinda sinks into the surface, so I ended up with this sort of bleached look. I’d call that a happy accident, wouldn’t you?

Really Love You Card by Taheerah Atchia

I trimmed off a strip from the end of the panel and mounted it upside down on the card base. I like how it gives an unexpected finishing touch and at the same time doesn’t waste any of that spectrum of colour!

I do really encourage you to hop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see more from this release – there are some truly amazing projects to see! And don’t forget I have a little incentive for you to use when you order – my own exclusive 15% discount code, for you to use throughout my term, on any items in the CAS-ual Fridays store! No minimum order, no catch – just go load up your cart and have fun!

CAS-ual Fridays Incentive

Simply use the code TAHEERAH2017 when placing your order and you’re good to go!

I’ll be back with more for this release tomorrow so I hope you’ll join me then!

Supplies

Flower Power Peace Sign Card

Really Love You Card

14 thoughts on “Flower Power Peace & Love Cards – CAS-ual Fridays February 2017 Release”

  1. Love the peace sign and sentiments. Totally worth it, it came out beautiful. You’ve got a lot of patience .it seems. I really like that technique but I’ve got to practice it so I can get better at it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  2. America really needs this message right now. Not a peaceful place–please know most of us disagree. I try to escape with my art, but it’s hard to ignore hate, ignorance and intolerance.

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