I really love the colour scheme on this card. It’s bold, bright and beautiful. I had a lot of fun making it, and I enjoyed having a chance to use Altenew’s Wild Hibiscus stamp set again – it’s been a while since I last got it out!
After picking out my card base and the snippets of paper to use I got on with my stamping. I first stamped each flower onto the green paper, then just the head of each flower onto the pink. I then fussy cut each part. Next I layered the pink of each flower onto the green so that it made one piece.
I wanted to add some shading to the flowers, just to increase the colour depth. I took two shades of pink, one slightly darker than the paper and the other slightly lighter. The taller flower was pretty easy to do but I had some trouble with the shorter flower – it seemed like every time I added in a shadow I realised I’d put it in the wrong place… Oh well!
With my flowers done I cut a strip of each of the coloured papers to go down the side of my card. I was intending just to attach them as they were, but I decided I didn’t like the way that looked. Instead I ran each through an embossing folder. For the pink I used the scrollwork border from the Springtime Background & Borders Set, and for the green I used the lattice from the Butterfly Lattice Set.
With all my parts ready I just had to adhere them in place. I used my tape runner for the paper strips, and liquid glue for the flowers.
As I said, I love the colours on this card. I think it looks fabulous. And the different elements come together wonderfully. I really like the almost oriental feel it has to it. I just wish I’d done a better job with my shading on that second flower!
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