Friday, August 14, 2020

Beautiful Friendship

Happy Friday! It's Jeanne today with a beautiful floral card celebrating friendship.  The card features three dies from the new Tropical collection.  I LOVE this collection - hibiscus flowers are one of my favorites followed by plumeria.  Both are in this collection!

I wanted the flowers to be very organic and fluid so I decided to watercolor my cardstock that I would use to cut the flowers.

This was very easy to do.
I took a piece of Mixed Media paper 6 x 11 and just started watercoloring with three analogous colors - a yellow orange, an orange and a bright pink.  This gave me the color palette I was looking for.
Using the Hibiscus Flowers, the Tropical Bouquet and the Sloth dies, I cut my flowers from the watercolored cardstock and my leaves from various colors of green.  I took my greens from the designer paper I decided to use for my accent strip.

Next I cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (A2 card size), a strip 1 x 5 1/2 inches and three circle using the largest of the Stitched Circles dies.  Two in green and one in white.
I stamped my sentiment in the lower left and glued the strip to the right side of the card.  I stacked all three circles together and glued them to the upper right overhanging the circle.  I then used scissors to trim the circle.
To glue the flowers to the card, I started with the two main flowers and adhered just their centers.  In this way, I could tuck the leaves behind the flowers.  When everything was on the card, I added glue with my fine-tipped glue.
The small flower is popped up using foam dots.  Some of the leaves were overhanging the edges of the card and I trimmed those using scissors.
Finally, this card seemed to need a bit of sparkle.  I added a few sequins and used a shimmer pen on the small hibiscus flower in the front.

Dies used:

Be sure to stop by the online store to check out all the new dies.  They're on sale for a limited time!

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is so pretty Jeanne- love the bold floral blooms

Sukie said...

So gorgeous! Those tropical flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Pam MacKay said...

Your flowers look beautiful!