Sunday, April 7, 2013
Today's card was made for Cherry Lynn Design's Card Challenge #74 "Back to Nature" - Add a bug, butterfly, bird, etc. I got a bit carried away, and added three butterflies!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White and Sage Shadow. Michael's Medium Blue and Dark Green
Ribbon: Michael's Dark Pink
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid Die and Fanciful Flourish; Martha Stewart, Small Hydrangea punch, Small butterfly punch, corner punch; Spellbinder's Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Wood grain
I used the small flowers from Martha Stewart's small hydrangea punch to make the white hyacinths. I think next time, I will chalk or ink the centers.... LOL! I just can't get enough of making these flowers! To make the beautiful orchids, I used Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid die, and brushed some pink chalk at the center of each petal. For the center of the orchid, I water colored pink ink to match the chalk color, and then put a bit of yellow flower soft in the center. For the orchid buds, I really got carried away, and inked the bottom of each bud, then ran the die thru my machine again using dark green cardstock. I took and glued the dark green over each bud to make it look more realistic.
I know I got pretty carried away with this card, when the trellis in the center of the oval was completely covered up by the flowers! LOL! Oh well.....