Friday, January 12, 2018

Bouquet of Hugs

Happy Friday! It's Jeanne posting today.  I wanted to bring some sunshine to winter so I thought a bouquet of flowers would be nice.
Like many of my cards, I have a general idea of what I want to do but pick colors based upon one element.  In this case I knew I wanted to use this paper, so I picked the flower colors based on that.
The card base is A2 in size and I cut a panel of the floral paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  I used the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies for my top panel.
I measured the washi tape for the side (it was 1/2 inch) and trimmed almost that much from the floral panel.  I stuck the washi tape down to the side of the card and then glued the floral panel on top.  I overlapped the washi tape just a very little bit.
Next I die cut the flowers, foliage and vase out of various colors  of card stock and vellum.
I used Distress Oxide inks to color the edges and centers of the greenery and flowers.  I also used the Antique Linen on the sides of the stitched panel.
I used washi tape to temporarily hold down the vase while I glued the stems underneath.  Then I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to glue down the vellum over the stems.  I used a VERY small amount.  This is the only glue I have found that doesn't show through the vellum.
I removed the washi tape and added the foliage and flowers.  I used an adhesive sheet on the back of the gold card stock before I cut it with the sentiment.  When I placed the sentiment on the card I overlapped the vellum vase and this helped hold that down.  The flowers on the top did the same thing to the top of the vase.

I adhered all layers together and used a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you find time to do something creative this weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful card Jeanne-love the floral arrangement and your color choices-especially the patterned paper - a great card of encouragement

SugarShine Designs said...

I love your paper and composition choices. So soft and sweet. -Janet

Anja Ž. said...

So beautiful. Love this nice pastel colors.

Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful coordinating designer paper it looks lovely with your jar of flowers!

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the jar with the flowers! The papers are the perfect compliment to your flowers too!

Janja said...

So wonderful, and so well done!