Saturday, September 5, 2009

Baskets of Flowers




This card is sooooo much prettier in person :). What doesnt show is the gold glitter all through the flower soft. I used two different sets from GinaK for the baskets and flowers. The flowers were stamped onto mellow moss, copic colored and gold glitter pen to centers of flowers and randomly throughout the flowers. Then they were cut out and the flower soft was added. Set them aside to dry.

The background is stamped with a SU Jumbo wheel (don't know its name). The negative left from the green cardstock that I punched the leaves out of...was used as a stencil for the pumpkin colored leaves (didnt want to fill the card too much with punched leaves).

The bottom of the baskets were stamped on Saffron cardstock, masked to get 4 baskets and colored with copics. Matted them onto pale plum - different color combo - I like it!
The sentiment's edge was brushed with pumpkin and matted onto pale plum.

Now the flowers were added - some are raised for dimension and some adhered flat to card.
Wish the picture did it justice!!

Stamps: GinaK's - Sign of Autumn, Thanks a Million and Eclectic Summer, little mini grass stamp (unknown)
Paper: SU Pumpkin, Pale Plum, Saffron, black and white card base
Ink: Memento Black, Vivid's Butterscotch
Embellishments: mini leaf punch (probably from ACM), flower soft, copics
Technique: coloring, matting, masking, tearing

TIP: with Flower Soft, I use Scotch Brand Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive (cheap, dries quick and clear and really does tack up immediately). If no one told you when you purchased Flower Soft, it is best to put it into a little larger container. Fluff it up with your piercing tool - you will be amazed how much is in that little jar. (I actually shake mine to loosen it up) Dot your area with the tacky adhesive where you want the flower soft and sprinkle it on. Having it in a larger container lets you pinch some with your fingers to sprinkle. Do this over paper. When the glue has dried, tap your card (its even ok to use a very soft brush to brush over it) - this will let all the loose flower soft drop on the paper. If you want to add glitter, you can color image with glitter pen, add loose glitter to tacky glue when sprinkling the flower soft or dot with good ole Stickles!
Hope everyone is having an enjoyable 3 day weekend, LOL

16 comments:

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Love your cards.......blog........ So totally beautiful. I can see I will definitely get inspired by your creations. DIVAS

semonehome said...

OOOOH Linda, this is gorgeous!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow, Linda! It looks like I could reach in and pick a flower! Beautiful work!

Paige said...

Linda your card is stunning! I love how you used flower soft and glitter on the flowers - very pretty!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Linda! Those flowers are just gorgeous...tfs!!!

craftieodamae said...

this is fantastic! Like I said over at ST, lots of work but man the outcome is gorgeous!

Kirstin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a fabulous card!!!
hugs
kim x

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful job Linda! WOW - I can't imagine how much MORE gorgeous this is in person b/c it's outstanding here on my laptop!!
Maria

Selma said...

Wow! Linda is is beautiful. You are an amazing artist. I just love looking at all your creations.

Cindy said...

Linda, this is absolutely beautiful!! Great coloring!!! I love it!!

~Michelle~ said...

Wow, I love looking at your flower soft card....but for the life of me I can't make one I like!! Beautiful card! :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful Linda! Thanks for the great tips on using Flower Soft... your flowers just pop right off the card!

Gina said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love all the details and you can really see them if you blow up the picture. Love the colors, you just did a great job on everything.

Tina said...

Georgeous!

susanwilliamsrn said...

oh...i love this flower soft stuff! i just got a new stamp from them...but didnt know i needed the ez mount.. :-( thanks for asking about my friend....i appreciate it...he does too...

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