Hi everyone. Today's card is for the Inkspirational Photo Challenge #7 and SCS Free For All (F4A156 - Go To Your Happy Color Place - use colors you love). I went fairly literal with my interpretation of the photo, creating a vase of flowers using the same colors as the photo (I love these colors!). I added Crystal effects to my vase to make it shiny and "glass-like" (not sure it shows in the photo too well). I made a whimsical bouquet of flowers, so I added a white-stitched, red ribbon to the top with a simple knot to mimic that look. Hope you like.
Here's the inspirational photo:
Stamps: Precious Butterflies (sentiment stamp from SU!)
Paper: White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Real Red (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Tall Vase die (Poppy Stamps), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Leaf and stem punch (part of the 2-part bird punch from SU!), Stitched Real Red ribbon, white gel pen, glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and dimensionals
I die-cut the vase with Real Red cardstock and then cut a bit of the top and bottom to get the size of vase I needed. I covered the vase in Crystal Effects and let it dry. After it was dry, I used a stylus to give the sides a bit of a curved shape.
I layered the stem with leaves (six) until I was happy with the placement on my card front and then glued down the stems (the leaves are loose and have movement). I glued on the hydrangea blooms that I had shaped and added centers with the white gel pen. A few of the flowers I pinched up tight (to look like new blooms that weren't open yet), and added them as well. A simple sentiment and a red knotted ribbon finished the card. Sorry for the poor quality of photos ... it's very cloudy outside right now, so it was hard to get a good photo. Need to figure out a good way to light my photos ... another new project to add to the list :)
Here's a close-up of the bouquet:
Also wanted to share that my "Hydrangea for Susan" card was picked as one of the top 3 at CAS - Colours & Sketches Challenge blog. Thank you to Jacqueline and her team for picking my card!!
And I received a request for recipes for my Valentine's Dinner that Gord and I made ... thanks for your interest Dolly!! I'll work on putting together a quick list of how and what I did and post it soon.