Remember, a few posts ago, I made a card and wondered if too much of a good thing really was wonderful? Well, it seems I got a thundering "yes" in reply! The recipient of that particular card was so thrilled that she promptly ordered six of the same kind to give to her own friends. To be done before easter, if at all possible, and unless the postal service took an early easter holiday they should have arrived just in time.
-Now, I guess I could have split these into six separate posts and really milked them for every bit of posting value since this little blog has been a bit quiet lately, but I feel like I'd be showing you the same card over and over, and that didn't seem fair. So here they are, all six, at once. Enjoy! The colours match the present holiday well, don't they?
-My last lovely orange Gardenia flower went with this order, so it's high time to order some more. I go through these in a flash these days and the abstinence symptoms are already kicking in! As my stash of orange and yellow flowers wasn't too big to begin with, and I've used a lot of them lately, I found that it was a challenge to find enough flowers for all these cards. Some white flowers and Glimmermist came to my rescue and filled the gaps.
Trying something new... This was a fun technique - but it's not making much of a dent in my huge stash! ;) I've used Post-It notes to mask off a rectangle and wiped ink in from the edges. Next time I'll make the rectangle bigger and colour it slightly softer, but for a first attempt it's not too bad. Before removing the Post-It notes I stamped a script stamp and a Tim Holtz swirl stamp a couple of times in the corners. The Tim Holtz wings are, naturally, stamped after that. Since I had my sewing machine out for a big (big big!!) project anyway, I did two rounds with green thread before adding three flat-backed pearls and that gorgeous Panduro metal disc. And a little touch of glitter never hurt anybody. :P
-The inside got some lightly coloured spaces much larger than the front. I'll probably go somewhere inbetween for my next card in this style, so I can show off the stamps better. Forgot to snap a picture before writing the greeting, whoops! Now I'm going to make some cards that will make a more significant (and much needed) impact on my flower stash... See you soon, I hope!
More orangey goodness, as promised! I split the large flower in two and added a few more flowers. Because the stamp is so busy I wanted to keep the rest simple - but I can see I didn't quite follow up on that intent... Oops. :P I just can't help myself these days, when I start piling on the flowers it's impossible to stop. Desperate for spring anyone??
...is wonderful? Or just messy? The technique of making a flowing line of flowers is something you often see in scrapbooking, but I've always wanted to see if I could make it work on a card. The space is small and it feels a little cramped, but I'm pleased enough to show it to you. Take it as a sign of my trust in you, my fellow bloggers!
-The flowers are mostly from Prima, Bazzill and Papirloftet. The background and some of the flowers got a little spray from one or more Glimmermist bottles, so there's quite a lot of sparkle going on here. Two out of three orange cards done - now I just need to think of something brilliant for the last one! Check back for more splashes of orange. :)
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