I’m guessing that we are all in different phases of the seasons at present, in the southern hemisphere you must be preparing for autumn, some people might be longing for spring while still covered in snow. Some are forging ahead with lovely arrays of flowers. Here in Scotland, the flowers are just about waking up. We’ve had our snowdrops, currently enjoying daffodils and the tulips and bluebells will hopefully follow along soon. With lockdown, I’m spending more time in my garden and wanted to celebrate the new growth which is giving me so much joy. The Earth Has Music set has a lovely sprig of daffodils that called out to me. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I’m trying something new here. Usually, I long-hand write what I did to make the card. However, Recently, people told me they prefer shorter, more concise write-ups. So I thought I’d try something out. Rather than write in paragraphs, I have written a recipe for this card. I would very much appreciate feedback on which you prefer.
- Stamps – Earth Has Music, Just Because Word Mix 2
- Dies – Earth Has Music
- Colouring Medium – I used Karin Brushmarkers Pro, Daniel Smith Watercolours and Faber Castell pencils
STEP BY STEP
- Stamp daffodil image from the Earth Has Music set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Cold-Pressed Watercolour Card
- Watercolour flowers. I used Karin Brushmarkers Pro and finished off with Daniel Smith watercolours and Faber Castell pencils
- Die cut with the matching Earth Has Music dies
- Splatter a panel of watercolour card and the flowers with left-over paint, Perfect Pearls solution and White Gouache
- Foam mount the flowers to the panel and in turn foam mount the panel to a card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm Card
- Accent the flowers with a twine bow
- Stamp a greeting from the Just Because Word Mix 2 set in clear embossing ink on vellum
- Heat emboss the sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Powder
- Trim around the sentiment, add small pieces of foam adhesive to the back and nestle amongst the flowers
- Accent the finished card with Fresh Cut Grass, and Ice Crystal sequins and Nuvo Sugared Almonds drops
- I enjoyed using the lovely tips of the Karin Brushmarkers Pro to get into the nooks and crannies of the image
- I resorted to my comfort zone of Daniel Smith watercolours to create more muted tones in places
So, what do you think? My usual long-hand or this recipe/keypoints style? I’d very much like to hear your thoughts. Thanks and stay safe and well.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D