Without a doubt, florals are one of my favorite subjects for the cards I create. I love a beautiful floral image and the one I’m sharing today from the You are Enough stamp set by Concord & 9th is near the top of the list of my all time favorite images. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
For this card, I started by cutting a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ inch layer from white card stock. Since the images were pretty large, I used my Mini MISTI to do all the stamping. I stamped the outline of the floral image using Midnight ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. Since this stamp set is photopolymer, I was able to bend the stem to have it wrap around a bit more the normal. I then stamped the sentiment from the same set using Midnight ink again. There are lots of different words in this set that can be paired with the “You are” to come up with a variety of sentiment options. I love when stamps sets are designed that way!
I then used the two layering stamps to fill in the colors on the floral image. I used Catherine’s Tiki Torch for the lighter areas and her Tutti Frutti for the darker center area. I used the same two colors and a “rock and roll” technique to ink up the little heart I added by the sentiment. Using this technique helped give the heart a bit of dimension. I used Catherine’s Grass Skirt ink and a blender pen to fill in the stem. To give the flower a little pop, I added an outline around the flower using my B00, B0000, and 0 (colorless blender) Copic markers.
To assemble the card, I matted the focal panel on a piece of black card stock cut to 4 x 5.25″. I adhered that to an A-2 top-folding card base made from Catherine’s Ultra Smooth Premium Card Stock. Finally, I went over the flower petals and the little heart using a clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for a little bit of shimmer.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- The Paper Players – the current theme is clean and simple flowers.
- CASology – the current theme is glisten (the Sparkle pen adds lots of glisten to my flower.)
Until next time …