Creating a bouquet of flower by Jeni

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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.Spring-Bouquet-Jeni

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.

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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.

AE-Spring-bouquetI 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.

Would you like coordinating blog posts for The Little Paper Tree’s YouTube video tutorials?

 

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

 

EMBOSSING

Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

 

EMBELLISHMENT

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Jewel – Sea Breeze, Key Lime & Morning Dew

 

CARD

Ranger Watercolour Card

Bazzill Marshmallow Card Base

 

ADHESIVES

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

 

TOOLS

Tonic Dual Tipped Dusting Brush

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

Heat Gun

Paintbrush

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  1. Laura
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    Beautiful, Jeni! Another bonus of a stamped bouquet is it won’t wither up and die! 💐

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