Today’s card is the same card as yesterday’s card but with added colour! All the measurements are exactly the same but I have changed the Pleased As Punch Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper for Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (CS). I also used the second label die from the Sending Flowers Dies which means between these two cards I have used all five dies in the set. Please see yesterdays’s blog for the measurements and instructions on how I made this card.
Today I’m concentrating on how I added the colour! I started the same way as yesterday and that is I took a 5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White CS and die-cut the main image with the flowers. The first colouring I did was to draw a line around the lower half of the circle using the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker Pen. On the test die-cut, I used the writing end of the marker and drew a line over all the areas where the flowers were connected to the main layer.
To draw the lines from the start of one cut to the next cut, i.e. the areas that weren’t part of the flowers, I decided to use my largest circle die from the Layering Circle Dies as a circular “ruler”. The circle die was smaller than the flower circle so I could only position the circle die for a short distance before I had to move it again and draw the next short distance. This was so much easier and I used it from the start to the end of the flowers on my actual card front.
Next, I coloured all the stems and the leaves using the brush end of my Call Me Clover Marker Pen taking care not to come over my green line. I made sure I coloured into the beginning of all the flower bases to make sure no white would be exposed after I’d added the die-cut flowers. Because these flowers were going to be covered with a flower, it didn’t matter how high I went with the green ink!
There are two dies in the set both of which die-cut four individual flowers, i.e. two tulip and two five-petal flowers. I die cut a selection of thirty-six flowers in Gorgeous Grape CS and Highland Heather CS. There was no reason for doing this amount but I have twelve flowers left-over after doing my sample card and today’s card. I made my tulips in Highland Heather CS and the five-petal flowers in Gorgeous Grape CS. This is the opposite of my sample card.
As I was adhering the die-cut flowers on the flower stems I found some of them fitted very snuggly while others were bigger than the flowers already on the stems. I was happy as long as all the white was covered! Next, I took the 5″ x 5″ Whisper White CS I had embossed for yesterday’s card but didn’t use and cut it down to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. I put Tombow on the back of my top layer including a small dab on each flower and the leaves and then adhered the embossed cardstock in place.
My final touch was to adhere some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots in the centre of each five-petal flower. I used Gorgeous Grape Ink to stamp the butterflies from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set, and also the CONGRATULATIONS from Sending You Thoughts which matches the Sending Flowers Dies. Although I stamped three butterflies inside yesterday’s card, for today’s card I stamped them all in the bottom right-hand corner.
That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
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