Wow, I'm on a roll - 2 posts in just over an hour, (although they appear on consecutive dates). As today is the first day of Spring, here in Australia, I thought it would be appropriate to post a 'spring-like' card. I made it yesterday, to say "goodbye" to the last day of winter.
here. It belongs to my friend Margaret, who used it for the anniversary card she made for John and me. Last week when she was here, we swapped each other's embossing folders for the afternoon.
I have always loved vellum, or more correctly, parchment paper. It is so versatile - it can be cut, punched, stamped, moulded, saturated, embossed (wet and dry), and coloured using varied mediums. Recently I have been experimenting with making my own flowers. The close up photo above shows the true colour more accurately than the top photo. I die-cut the vellum using Spellbinder 'Rose Creation', and coloured each petal with my aquabrush and Tim Holtz's 'Picked Raspberry' Distress Ink. When they were barely damp, I then moulded the petals. The stamens are Flower Soft, and the leaves are Spellbinder. The flourishes are Memory Box, and Marianne.
Although the inside of the card looks 'fussy', it is quite simple, and didn't take very long to create.
Challenges I would like to enter are -
Party Time Tuesdays #83 - 'Anything Goes'
Love To Create #30 - 'Handmade Flowers'
Daring Cardmakers - 'Focus on Flowers'
Perfect Sentiments -'Anything Goes'
I didn't sleep very well last night, subsequently my yawns are becoming bigger by the minute, so I will say "goodnight", until next time.