Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Just Peachy

Today's card is made using the Flourish Thinlits dies.  Very simple to make, but pretty and versatile.

I have used shades of pink and peach but it would look pretty in other combinations, for example:

* Reds and dark pinks for a Ruby Wedding Card
* Greys, mauves and Silver for a Silver Wedding Card
* Shades of yellow and Gold for a Gold Wedding Card
* Shades of blues and mauves - for just about any other Wedding Anniversary Card!

The base card, in this instance, is the beautiful strawberry pink colour called Flirty Flamingo, which is one of this year's In Colours.  Next a layer of Peekaboo Peach, also an In Colour, and finally a layer of Very Vanilla - rather than white, to add to the "peachiness".

Using the single large flower die from the set and the two medium ones, I cut out one large flower in Flirty Flamingo, one medium sized bloom in Peekaboo Peach, another in Pink Pirouette and several tiny flowers in Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette and a couple in Watermelon Wonder, just to 'spike' the colours and prevent them looking bland.

Now the clever bit - well clever for me! When you cut the flower shapes, you are left with a negative template which you can use as a stencil. Place the large flower stencil on the vanilla card where you need it and carefully dab ink with a sponge to create a soft image of the flower.  I used the sponge daubers for this because I find them best for sponging small areas but you could also use the ordinary SU sponge.

Do the same with the two medium sized blooms.  I used Peekaboo Peach behind the large flower, and Blushing Bride behind the other two flowers.  Using slightly different shades to the cut flowers gives more depth to the card.

Next I took one of the small leaf sprays from the Blooms and Wishes stamp set, and using Pear Pizazz ink, printed some background foliage to link the flowers and fill the gaps between them.

Lastly, I glued the intricately cut shapes onto the cards as appropriate and added small pearls to fill the flower centres,

The sentiment, stamped in Basic Grey, is from the set that comes with the Watercolour Wishes card set (a really useful set of sentiments that is worth more than £20 on its own, without all the additional items in the kit).

As usual, I added a rectangle of Very Vanilla on the inside of the card so that the message was more visible.

I hope you like this card and see the possibilities of different colour ways.

If you haven't already left your email address (and verified it), please do so as I shall be drawing a name at random at Christmas and sending some free SU goodies to the lucky individual.


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1 comment:

  1. Really lovely work Jane - your colours all work so beautifully together. A really pretty card xx


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