Well hey there, gorgeous, I hope you’re having a good start to the weekend!
It’s been rainy here for the past week and I decided that I needed some flowers to add a bit of cheer to my day. Having grown up in the Midwest, I’m always embarrassed when I complain about a few days of mildly cold and wet weather. Oh, the horror of three straight days of 50-degree cloudy days with some much needed rain! But a couple of decades in the San Francisco Bay area has softened me. Embarrassing, right?
I pulled out the Fancy Blooms stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio and chose a couple of stamps that I hadn’t used. I really like this set for its variety of florals and greens. There are different styles of flowers and leaves so that you could end up with very different looks depending on which ones you use and how you use them.
Today, after a few days of ink blending this week, I decided I wanted to color with Copics. So, I stamped in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. I positioned the stamps over the panel in my Misti stamping tool, stamped, then rotated the panel 180 degrees and stamped again.
Then, I used R81, R83, R85, and a bit of R56 to color the flowers, and G40, G43, and G46 for the greenery. I added Y32 and Y35 to the little bulb thingies (does anyone know what these are called?), as well as some yellow dots to break up some of the white space.
For the sentiment, I used the Hey Gorgeous die set, also from Pinkfresh Studio. I cut the thin sentiment from black 65# Recollections cardstock and I cut the shadow layer from heavy vellum from My Favorite Things. I glued them together using a Zig 2-way Glue Pen (my favorite glue for adhering intricate die cuts) and then used small dots of Multi Medium Matte to adhere the die cuts to the background. To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thanks for swinging by!