Saturday, 30 March 2013

Floral Explosion

This is the card class I designed and taught at the Cardinal Colours Spring Crop recently.

This first one is painted using Sheena Douglass paint fusion Daisy stamps and Pebeo Paints.
The image was stamped onto mountboard and masked then overstamped with text.
Once the flower were painted, I drew in thin stems and stamped the word in the bottom.
Once the edged were inked it was placed centrally on a scalloped edge card with a matt of Basig Grey paper. A gold ribbon and some pearls were added to finish.

Card two is also Paint Fusion using the Hellebore (Christmas Rose) stamp set.
This time I painted them onto card then cut them out.
The mountboard was prepared with black paint, crackle glaze and ecru paint which was back with gold mirri card and some more Basic Grey paper.

A stamped and punched message and some diamante finished this one.

Card Three uses paper from MME - The Sweetest Thing range.
The base card was punched with a Martha Stewart deep edge then covered with paper, the remainder of which was placed on the inside edge.
The then cut a fancy shape on text paper with a spellbinder die.
The flower is made with layers of two different patterned papers and my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die - all scrunched up.

A few remaining petals were added inside with a butterfly as below.

I punched random butterflies for the front and added jewels.

A ribbon tie was added to finish.

Card Four uses the same range of papers.
The base is a 6x12 piece of cream puff bazzill folder into a gate-fold card.
Squares were cut in the mint paper and smaller squares of cream puff which were embossed with a swiss dot folder. My favourite retro daisy was used to punch the flowers which have small circle for their centres.
The centres were covered with glossy accents or stickles.
A variety of leaves were punched and added behind.

The message was stamped and punch with an SU circle and scallop punch.
Gold stickles were added around the edge.
I also decorated the inside of this one with the same papers.

If you were at the crop and took my class, please send photos of your cards along and I'll add them below - it would be good to see them :)



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