Hi, I love flowers (I’ve said this before) but I suffer with the worst hayfever so my favourite kinds of flowers of stamped flowers. I wanted to create a big bouquet of flowers with the Spring Bouquet stamp and die bundle by Avery Elle. I used Catherine Pooler inks and the gorgeous liquid watercolour by Avery Elle on this Thank You card. All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post.
I stamped the full bouquet and extra flowers and buds with Catherine Pooler Midnihght ink so I could add clear embossing powder and have an embossed line. The embossed lines help to keep the watercolour where I want it to be. I used Fizz and Mimosa liquid watercolours to colour in the flowers and buds, and Lemon Grass for the stems. Adding more water when I needed it and trying to keep the colouring loose. Liquid watercolours don’t need much extra water to move but you can easily dilate the colours to get lighter shades.
I diecut all the stamped and coloured images with the coordinating dies then started on my background. I used watercolour paper by Tim Holtz and Ranger for all the layers on this card. I decided to add some light colour for the background. I used It’s A Boy and Garden Party inks by Catherine Pooler and a dual tipped dusting brush. I added the blue to the top two thirds of the card to act as the sky and green for the grass. I wanted to add some more interest so I diecut the largest Postage Stamp frame die by Avery Elle from this panel and from white watercolour card. I covered the front of a card base with adhesive tape and placed the outside frame (the blue and green thin frame) onto the card, then the white postage stamp frame, and then adhere the inside inked panel.
I wanted to create a full bouquet so I spent some time deciding on an arrangement for the flowers and deciding where my sentiment should go. Before adhering the stamped images with foam tape I stamp the sentiment “Thank You” with Midnight Black ink, and heat embossed in clear so it would have the same shine and look as the rest of the stamped images. I used a mix of foam tape and tape runner to adhere all the stamped images down. I also stamped, heat embossed, coloured and diecut some extra stems so my buds and flowers won’t look like they are floating. To finish this card I added some Nuvo Enamel Drops in Jewel tones on the background and some of the petals – which dry translucent but have a slight tint of colour.
I hope you have enjoyed this card tutorial. Leave a comment on what type of card tutorials you would like to see on the blog. All the supplies are listed and linked below.
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WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES?
STAMP & DIE
Avery Elle Spring Bouquet stamp and die
Avery Elle Postage Stamp die
INK & WATERCOLOURS
Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink
Catherine Pooler Spring Fling Ink – It’s A Boy & Garden Party
Avery Elle Liquid Watercolour – Lemon Grass, Fizz & Mimosa
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Jewel – Sea Breeze, Key Lime & Morning Dew
Ranger Watercolour Card
Bazzill Marshmallow Card Base
Be Creative Scor Tape Adhesive
Stix 2 Tape Runner & Refill
Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner & Refill
Ranger White Foam Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Variety Pack
Tonic Aqua Flow Water Brush
Tim Holtz Storage Jar – as water pot
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz 8.5 Guillotine
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Goodbye Antistatic Powder Bag
Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine & C Adapter Plate