Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PTI July Blog Hop
This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to create a project! The photo looks so light and airy. The color palette is a soft and citrus-y. Isn't it just lovely inspiration? If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.
I knew I wanted to make a card that focused on the gorgeous bouquet. I decided to use the beautiful tulip bouquet in the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers set. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate vellum to give that light and airy feel to my card. My original idea was to create a gorgeous color wash for a background and overlay my bouquet on vellum. I thought if I colored a bouquet and laid it over a color wash, that it would end up too busy, so I decided on an embossed bouquet outline. I pulled out my watercolor paper and distress inks and I think I made a half dozen color washes before getting one that I liked.
Next, I stamped the sentiment on vellum and let it dry well before stamping the bouquet in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some satin pearl embossing powder from A*Muse and carefully removed any embossing powder that was over the sentiment. The result wasn't quite bright enough to stand out against the color-washed background, so I repeated the process, but this time with white embossing powder. I mounted the color-washed piece to a Berry Sorbet card base and attached the vellum overlay.
I went back to the satin pearl embossed bouquet and decided to experiment with some Copic markers. I really like the results as it gives a sort of watercolor look. I attached the vellum to a Stamper's Select White card base. I like this card so much better than my original idea! Funny how that works sometimes. I have a need to send this card out right away, so I'm planning to make another one soon to keep in my stash. :)
Other than those mentioned, all supplies are from PTI.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!