Hello Alex Syberia Designs friends! It’s Bobbi here with a new card for the new month. You know what else is new? There’s a new monthly challenge for November! You can choose either Christmas/holiday and/or the color schemes presented. I chose to use the blues and greens for my card today. While my blues and greens are brighter, it still loosely fits into the theme of this challenge. This card would also be very beautiful in any of the actual colors shown to the left for this challenge. Perhaps you will give it a try for the challenge?!
I’m using the following Alex Syberia Designs products:
I’m using 80lb white cardstock for the card base, background die cut and the flowers.
To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I die cut the pattern background using the Trendy Pattern Cover Plate die and white cardstock. Behind it, I added a piece of cardstock that was stamped with the flowers, and included some washes of blues and greens using watercolor paints. It’s subtle, but looks pretty peeping through the trendy trellis design. I layered the two pieces and glued them to the card base, leaving about 1-1/2″ at the bottom for the sentiment.
I stamped the Watercolour Flowers in a pretty blue using Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac. The lilac is subtle and only peeks through in places. Notice that I did not try to achieve a solid stamped image. I like that some areas are lighter and splotchy for a more artistic effect. I stamped the coordinating flower centers in a black dye ink. These flowers are just stunning with the bold centers. The leaves were stamped using Distress Oxide Ink in Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters. I die cut all the stamped elements using the coordinating dies.
The flowers were arranged in a cascading, diagonal, oblong shape and glued in place. I used foam dots to pop up a couple of the flowers to make the arrangement more dimensional. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, Self Care Sentiments stamps.
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