A Garden of Pink

A Garden of PinkMy second card of the day is also a response to four challenges. I am again including The Paper Players‘ celebration challenge. Allsorts Challenge and Dragonfly Dreams provided the floral theme, and Little Miss Muffet is anything goes. I didn’t have a layout challenge for this card, so I went and found a layout elsewhere.

I started by looking for a floral patterned paper. I have a few different ones but I really like this one with the soft pinks, blues and greens. Having the patterned paper picked out allowed me to choose appropriate colours for the rest of the card.

I found a coordinating pink paper to use for the back matting panel and cut that to fit the card base. I cut the patterned paper to be slightly smaller so as to have a matting effect. I then started considering what to use for the central panel. As soon as I spotted the pink vellum I knew I had to use it. The colour works perfectly with the rest of the card, and it would allow the patterning to show through nicely.

Obviously adhesive shows through vellum so I needed something to use to hide the points of adhesion. Luckily the layout provided a couple of suitable options with the sentiment banner and (in the sketch) flowers. I decided to use a butterfly on the top left corner of the vellum, in part because it’s the only punch I have, and in part because a butterfly seems fitting for a floral garden.

I picked out a pale blue paper in keeping with the blue of the floral pattern, or at least as close as I could get. (In fact, this is the same blue I used for the camera on my other card!) After punching that I proceeded to making the banner which I did with just a strip of white card and a sentiment from Avery Elle’s Petal Panel. Then I just had to stick the whole thing together.

First I used my tape runner to attach the floral paper to the pink matting. I then positioned the vellum and worked out where the butterfly and banner would go, so that I knew where I could adhere the vellum without the glue showing. I used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue to attach the vellum because it was least likely to show if any got where it wouldn’t be covered. I used the same glue to stick down the butterfly, which I had curled slightly to give volume to the wings. For the banner I used foam tape to raise it up a bit. I then managed to get ink on it… So I restamped on another panel of white and used the Tombow glue to adhere it onto the raised panel.

A Garden of Pink 2I like how this card turned out. It’s pretty and delicate. The vellum works nicely. One complaint though is that the corners of the card seem too harsh. I don’t have a corner chomper yet, but if I did I definitely would have rounded corners on this.


Lady Joyful

12 thoughts on “A Garden of Pink

  1. So very pretty! Your pink vellum is an unusual touch yet works so well with your papers and I love your creative use of sentiment and butterfly to cover your points of adhesion. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week for our 300th celebrations!

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