Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flowers, Flowers

I love making flowers for my cards - a few years ago, I purchased a 500 flower pack from Oriental Trading Company.  It had 3 shapes, in 4 colors. I adore making these little flowers:

The small bud is one layer, the larger flower is 5 layers and the dual color flower is 4 layers plus 1 layer.

Here's the card:
I really love using the palette stamps for my backgrounds, particularly when I'm stamping on textured card stock.  I've also found that I get the best image when I layer color if I do a combination of inks - in this case, I used two Memento dye inks for the background with Brilliance pigment ink for the flourish.   I spritzed the stamp with water before I stamped on my paper.  You can see the faded water droplets on the dye portion; the Brilliance didn't react at all. 

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Jingle said...

This is just SOOO pretty! I love it!

Melissa said...

That's beautiful!

judyjstamper said...

This is gorgeous. And I too love using that same background stamp. (I also have the smaller one.) Can I borrow your idea?!?

Shar said...

Stunning card! Love your flowers!

Alexa said...

The flowers are great and the contrast with the background is really beautiful.