Here I am again with a blog post. Those of you who have my blog in your reader must be wondering who this stranger is. I have been doing too much mountain gazing lately lol. Anyway, I also got to play with my Altenew Craft a Flower dies from February. They are a beautiful layered cosmos and some leaves. I dug into my paper scrap box and cut out a bunch of flowers as I needed some specific cards.
The first three cards are done similarly, just using different colors. I stamped a large background stamp onto a cardpanel with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with fine, white embossing powder. I then blended Distress Oxide inks over them, two colors on each panel. Emboss resist is such a cool technique.
I wanted to keep the flowers simple so that the background could still shine and so I cut the bottom layer from white, the middle layer from grey and the top layer from a color from the background. I kept the stems and leaves neutral also.
To complete these cards, I placed the inked background onto a black panel that I cut to 4×5.25 inches and then placed that, in turn, onto a white cardbase. I glued the flowers on and made a sentiment by inlaying the text into its shadow using a sentiment die.
My fourth card has a combo of purple for the cosmos and green stems and leaves. I backed the flowers onto a heart cut from gold mirror cardstock which I had run through a flourish embossing folder. I also partially embossed the bottom section of the card. I completed the card with a Hero Arts sentiment cut out of black cardstock. The accompanying sentiment strip is white heat embossing on black cardstock. The card was completed with three purple gems.
My fifth card is similar, except the flowers are pink. I added a border die cut in a white on white manner to the left side of the cardbase. The sentiment is also a Hero Arts die out of black cardstock and the sentiment strip white heat embossed onto black cardstock. Pink gems completed the card.
My final card features yellow cosmos. I cut a black cardpanel and then cut an aperture with a circle die. I then ran the cardpanel through a striped embossing folder and applied it to a white cardbase. I added a yellow and orange die cut sentiment to the circle and framed it with the two flowers. I finished the card off with three yellow gems on each side of the circle.
I have some more cosmos cut outs. But they still need to be assembled. When that happens, I am sure you will see some more flowery makes.
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