First up is one using some lovely die cut dogwoods (I borrowed the die from my friend Christine).
I sponged a blossom stencil - the flowers are sponged in two shades of pink distress ink and the leaves in one shade of green. After cleaning the stencil, I replaced it over the sponging and added clear embossing paste.
I die cut the dogwood flowers and leaves in white cs and sponged them with the same colours of distress ink as on the stencil. I shaped them a bit with a stylus, stuck them together with crystal effects and added them to a die cut branch over the stencil. I finished off with yellow liquid pearls in the centres of the flowers and mounted them on a brown branch die cut.
The sentiment is cut into a banner and lightly sponged in the same colours. Pink ribbon down the edge holds extra pages on the inside for signatures.
The second card uses my favourite technique for making hydrangeas:
I made a background on coated cs with two shades of blue brushos then stamped the hydrangea collage stamp. I brayered a piece of the same coated cs with the Hydrangea ink pad that gives a nice variety of blues and mauves inks, and punched out lots of tiny hydrangea blossoms which I layered over the image. I added white gel pen dots to the centres.
I framed it with a stitched rectangle frame (using 3 layers to give substance) and added one tiny blossom to the bottom corner.
I'm entering it in the Less is More challenge "Congratulations".
Supplies for Card 1:
|Stamps: unknown sentiment|
|Paper: white and brown cs|
|Paper Size: 7x5"|
|Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, and Tattered Rose|
|Accessories: Tim Holtz blossom stencil, Dreamweaver clear embossing paste, Susan's Garden dogwood die, Memory Box branch die, Liquid Pearls Buttercup, dimensionals|