Monday, April 30, 2018

Orchids for Mom

Hi, Lois here with some new dies to show you.   CottageCutz has a brand-new release of Mother's Day's dies -- words, flowers, and more.  They are currently 25% off, so you might want to check them out.  I featured one of the sets, Orchids, on my card today.

Again I used one of the old Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges for my layout.

This is the card I created using that layout as a guide.

Orchids are such delicate-looking flowers, so I wanted my card to show that.  I took some vellum and colored it with a pink Copic marker before I cut the flowers.

Then I cut out the flower petals. I decided that one layer of the orchids needed to be darker, as shown in the packaging, so I colored them with a darker pink.   The rest of the pieces I cut from white cardstock.

I then colored the white pieces in appropriate colors and built my image.  You can see how the orchids have a delicate look.

I cut my cardstock and patterned paper as follows:

White cardstock for base - 8 1/2" x 11"
Pink cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4", 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", 3" x 4"
Patterned paper - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

Using the 2nd largest Double-stitched Square die and the 2nd largest Double-stitched Rectangle die, I cut two smaller white panels.

Using the sketch challenge layout, I constructed my card base.

I then cut the Mom sentiment from pink cardstock using another one of the new dies.

I glued the sentiment at the corner where the star appears in the sketch and popped up the orchid with foam pop dots. I added a few soft green enamel dot stickers, and I was done. 

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:


Pam MacKay said...

Love the beautiful colors you used and it works great with the sketch!

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi Mary. Great idea to use velum for the flowers. Orchids are very delicate and that idea really works to represent that.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card. I love how you colored the petals!

Janja said...

Beautiful card Lois.

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! Those orchids look amazing and your take on the sketch is awesome!

Mary Marsh said...

Beautiful card Lois- I love orchids - I have several plants myself- using vellum really does capture the delicate nature of this plant

Anja Ž. said...

Wow, what a stuning orchid! Lois, youd did a wonderful card.