Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am using an oldie, but a goodie! The Hello Lovely stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. It has always been one of my favorites and now that Concord & 9th has come out with a matching die and sentiments, I was keen to use it again!
I have colored this beautiful burst of flowers a few ways (you will see others in upcoming posts) but this one is first stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto 110lb. Neenah white card stock. Then I set to work with coloring it. Each time I have colored it, I try to use a slightly different color combination. With this design, I decided that I would use more lavenders and purples since that isn’t a color I use much. Here is a Copic Color Guide to show the colors I used.
Once the coloring was done, I cut out the flower cluster with the matching die and then added a few snips around the small leaves to give a little more lacey look. With that done, I set it aside for now and worked on the background.
The background was an easy ombre one. I just did a little color blending by adding Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink at the bottom of a white cardstock panel with my blending tool, then Worn Lipstick distress oxide in the center and finally Tattered Rose distress oxide ink at the top. I splattered droplets of water on it, blotted them dry and moved on to the next step.
To add an extra dimension, I cut out a vellum cover-up using the My Favorite Things Bold Stripes Cover-up die and mounted it on top of the ombre background, then added a foam layer on the back.
With that done, the ombre background combo was mounted onto a slightly larger white card stock card base and the flower cluster mounted on top with some foam tape.
To finish the card, I used one of the dies included in the Hello Lovely die set and cut “HELLO” in white card stock. It was mounted with narrow strips of foam tape and white sprays of dots were added using the Nuvo Simple White drops. ♥