"Thank You Ladies!"
I love the way the ladies in the main panel are glancing towards the sentiment, drawing the eye in to the centre of the card. The ladies in the background are having some nice little chats about the weather and Dorothy's dress and "Oh, did you see those red shoes??"... I used a couple of homemade patterned paper buttons as centrepieces for the flatter background flowers, and the "lace" along the bottom of the card is actually a length of Graphic45 border cut from the paper pad!
The large background label for the sentiment is diecut from foamboard and heat-embossed in gold. The smaller label is stamped on a scrap of patterned paper, diecut, and the sentiment stamped in black archival ink and heat-embossed in clear. Gold aquamarker was used to add some detailing and a border, and to colour the edge of the foamboard.
This rose was diecut from patterned papers and assembled with shaping and some glossy accents to fix the petals. The edges of the petals are subtly coloured with some distress ink.
Carnations are one of my favourite flowers and I'm always striving to make my paper ones look more realistic. The petals on this one were coloured with distress ink and crinkled with a pair of round-nosed pliers before shaping and assembling around a central brad. Flowers are usually stuck onto my cards with a blob of Pinflair which allows for some flexing once dried and gives a good bond.
Well, I hope the sun is shining where you are. Here in Northern Ireland it is still raining, but I'm doing my best to pretend it's Summer ;-)
Graphic45 Ladies' Collection 8"x8" paper pad
Spellbinders dies: Labels 20, Rose Creations, Carnation Creations
Justrite Stamp Set: Thankyou Labels 20
Archival ink: Jet Black, Crimson
Versamark ink pad: clear
Distress ink: Victorian Velvet
Embossing powder: gold, clear
Letraset Aquamarker: Gold
cardstock: brown 300gsm
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
Entered for the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Summer Blooms
Stamptacular Sunday - To Die For
Touch Twin Markers - Colour Challenge
DL Art - Thankful Thursday