A couple of my friends from Indiana recently eloped and I wanted to send them a card in celebration. I looked at some of the pictures they posted from their wedding and all their flowers were white. As a stamper, it's sometimes hard to depict white flowers in our projects, but I thought I'd give it a try. As I looked closer at their flowers, I realized that the shadows in their flowers had a yellowish tinge. I took that and ran with it for the gorgeous flowers on this card!
I began by stamping my flowers on a spare piece of paper. I started by stamping the outline in Mango Smoothie ink and then stamped the detail portion (skipping the base layer) in Buttercream. This kept the petals white while the shadows were the lightest yellow. I stamped my leaves in the typical fashion with three shades of green. Then I fussy cut every piece! (I'm not very patient, so this was the worst part for me!)
My card base was created with a stencil and some embossing paste. I lay the stencil over my base and then used painter's tape to mask off the portion I wanted to keep plain. I removed the stencil and left the base to dry. I used a spare sheet of paper to create my gold strip. I covered an edge in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in gold. (It's a great way to get a small piece of metallic paper when you don't have the right piece in your stash!) I lay it along the edge of my texture paste background and then trimmed the edges that hung over on each side.
I layered my flowers and leaves as the focal point of the card and then stamped my label sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed over the top so it has that real label feel. I cut carefully around the edges and layered it on top of my flowers. I finished the whole thing with a scattering of Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (my favorite!).
I'm entering this card into the Less Is More Challenge this week. I used their sketch for the original idea for the card. (As I went to grab the image for the sketch, I realized that my card ended up looking a little like one of the design team's...I assure you, this was an accident! Whoopsie!)