Hard to believe it’s the last day of July already! My summer flower beds are full of beautiful blooms — everything from black-eyed-Susans to daisies to knock-out roses. I enjoy all the different varieties of flowers, and try to add a new perennial to my gardens each year. Today’s card celebrates my love of flowers with a big 3D flower of it’s own unique variety — lots of ink layers and plenty of dimension!
- Die cut 2 of each flower (Tattered Florals – Tim Holtz Die) out of watercolor paper
- Using any Distress Stain, ink up both sides of your die cut flowers
- Ink up a background stamp with (your choice) Distress Ink and lay your flower pieces over the top
- Using your brayer, lightly press the flowers into the stamp
- Assemble your flower starting with the largest and working to the smallest
- Glue a pearl (or rhinestone) to the center of your flower
- Stamp (your choice) of Distress Ink on your work mat and spritz with water
- Using a small paintbrush, lightly apply some of the color to your flower and heat set immiedetly
Note#1: If you get it too dark you can “paint” with clear water to remove some of the ink
Note #3: You can change up your flower by using different colors for different layers, stamping a variety of background stamps on them, and lightly painting diluted complementary colors on your assembled piece — The sky’s the limit so use your imagination and let your creativity soar!
To create my cards for today I used Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord Distress Stain for the base layers on my flowers. Next I stamped them with the cheesecloth background stamp (Stampin’ Up) in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Last of all, I added some diluted Vintage Photo distress ink over the top (with a small paintbrush) before finishing it off with a large pearl.
After completing my flowers, I cut a piece of Pastel Core’dinations Cardstock to size and lightly stamped it with the Script Background stamp from Stampin’ Up. I then embossed it with the Doily Embossing Folder (Sizzix) and lightly sanded over the top to make the doily embossing stand out. I also added some burlap string to the front – a bow on one card and a big loopy flower on the other.
I dressed the inside up using the Tim Holtz lace stencil, my stencil brushes, and some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Over the top I splattered some (water) dilutedVintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped a sentiment from All Year Cheer (Heartfelt Creations) in Seedless Preserves.