Here's my card:
In yesterday's post I used these flowers as Shirley poppies - you know, those beautiful faded pink ones that look like delicate tissue flowers. Today I've chosen to colour them the scarlet of those poppies you see around here in the fields in the summer. I love how vibrant they are!
Adding score lines below the flowers helps to ground them. I daubed a little ink around them and added extra 'grass' with the thin end of a marker.
Here's how to make this card:
- Cut an A4 piece of Whisper White card stock in half vertically. Score in half and fold to make a card blank.
- Add a few score lines to the bottom of the card front. TIP: I use the scoring blade of my trimmer to do this. If you score on the back of the card stock, you get nice raised embossed lines on the front.
- Mask off the scored lines with a post-it note. Use Real Red and Old Olive markers to colour the flowers on the stamp before stamping in a random design above the scored lines.
- Sponge some Certainly Celery ink round the bottom of the flowers with a sponge dauber and add extra grass and stems with the thin end of the Old Olive marker. Define the flower centres with a black marker. Peel off the mask.
- Stamp a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it's straight.
Stamps: Punch Bunch (Free Sale-a-bration stamp)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black markers
Valentine's day was lovely yesterday. My husband had left for a business trip at the weekend and I'd slipped a little something in his bag to surprise him. He didn't leave me anything and, although I tried to be a grown-up girl about it, I don't mind admitting that I felt a bit neglected! I needn't have worried though - the postman delivered mine yesterday morning, signed by 'an admirer from afar'! I don't know whether to be more impressed by the fact he remembered or the fact he kept it quiet!
Right! I'm off to have fun looking at everybody else's Less is More cards!
I'll be back tomorrow with some Punch Bunch baby cards. Do come and join me if you have a minute!