My card this week uses inspiration provided by MariLynn last week, a photo of beautiful Surprise Lilies in her garden:
You can find MariLynn's card here. I love the muted tones she used in her card, they complement the photo very well. When I first saw her photo I thought I might use a similar colour pallet and a vintage feel, but in the end I decided to use soft colours similar to the photo, but with a white base and background panel to keep things a bit more crisp.
You can see I used a composition reminicent of the photo, and I really love how the blossoms are bunched together in the photo so that was the effect I was going for. The stamp for the flowers is not actually a flower stamp, it comes from a MFP mini set called "Wings".
I stamped the wings on vellum, heat embossed them, and coloured the back side of the vellum sheet before fussy cutting them out. Turned on their sides I love how the two wing stamps look like flowers! I also love how the slightly translucent vellum gives the flowers a softer feel. I wish you could see them in person because the photo doesn't really do them justice.
As I layered the flowers, adhering them with glue dots, I also added stems by adhering embroidery thread with liquid glue (I like Scotch Quick Dry but I think any liquid glue that dries clear would work well). A sentiment MFP set called "Glad Glads" was adhered over the stems with foam tape and some gems finished off the card front. I left the inside of the card blank so I could add a sentiment when I'm ready to use the card.
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So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, see you then! :)