Special Thanks Flowers

Special Thanks Flowers

Hi Creative Friends,

Today I am sharing a card design featuring the stunning Vase Collection 18 by Papertrey Ink. It features a beautiful floral bouquet in a vase that you can customize its design. I combined the vase with a few other wonderful goodies from Papertrey Ink.

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I started with the main focal point… the flowers and vase! You can create and color the floral bouquet and vase in so many ways, but I chose to use distress inks as my watercolors.

So, using a piece of watercolor paper, cold or hot pressed, whatever is your fancy, I cut out the vase and bunch of flowers using the matching dies. Then, I mounted the whole thing, cut-outs, and the negative part of the paper too, in my stamp positioner. The stamps were placed carefully over the cut-outs to get perfect placement, then closed the door to the stamp positioner so they would stick.

From there, using the variety of pink and yellow colors (even Seedless Preserves in a few places) shown in the supply list below, I started inking and stamping the flowers. I like to combine colors on the flowers to give a more varied look.

For the vase, I used Lost Shadow for the background, then stamped it again, using the burlap-like stamp and Vintage Photo distress ink.

While the ink was drying, I made the background by using the Brick stencil by Papertrey Ink and first blending Weathervane ink onto a piece of Bristol paper. When done, I changed to the second stencil in the set and spread on texture paste that I had tinted with Lost Shadow distress ink. This gave it some interest and dimension.

While the brick background was drying, I cut out and embossed two corners from the Psalm Reflections: June die by Papertrey Ink. I also cut out two Skinny Stitched frames and stacked and glued them together.

All the pieces were ready to assemble. I started with an A2-sized white card stock card base, then mounted a Soft Stone card stock panel on top. Next, I added the brick background that I had trimmed down and mounted foam on the back.

The stitched frame was next, along with the embossed corners. I used foam squares to pop those up.

The vase and flowers were put together and a thin twine was wrapped around the vase and tied in a bow. They were then mounted on top with foam squares.

I had stamped and colored a little section of the bouquet. It was cut out and mounted, along with a sentiment I found in my stack to complete the design. 


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