Hi friends! With spring in full swing, I want to share a colorful and simple floral card to celebrate the bounty of beautiful color that’s about to descend upon us! I can’t wait!
I will be using Jovial Blooms & Leaves, Pinpoint Contour Plate, and the Hugs Sugar Script die. Oh yes, and LOTS of bold color! All the supply links will be provided to you below at the end of my post.
First step for me is always to choose the colors for my card. Choosing the colors helps my creative process! I had a gelli plate card panel set aside that was in shades of coral, pink, and gold, so I decided to use that color palette and build my card from there. I took the colored card panel and die cut it with the Pinpoint Contour Plate to add texture and interest to the background. Then I trimmed it down using my deckled paper trimmer and placed it over kraft cardstock. Background finished! Now it was time to focus on the flowers and sentiment!
I decided to go with a monochromatic look, meaning that the flowers would be the same color as my background. I die cut Jovial Blooms & Leaves onto white cardstock, and then ink blended each layer in shades of coral and the leaves in shades of green. I created an ombre effect by going from lighter to darker with my ink blending tool. I added brown ink to the tips of the flowers to help them stand out from the background color. Then I adhered the layers together and finished with gold and purple splatter using metallic paint, a paintbrush, and water. The splatter adds another level of detail and interest to the flowers. I added splatters to the background as well for a cohesive look. You can see the detailed ink blending and splatters in the photo below! These little extra details can take your flowers from average to outstanding!
Once the flowers were dry, I placed them over the background card panel where I wanted them, and then adhered everything down. I finished with a Hugs Sugar Script die that was hot foiled with gold. The sentiment and flowers were popped up using foam tape. And the gold from the sentiment brought balance to the gold in the background and in the flowers! Can you see what I mean in the photo below?
You could use any color palette to create a similar monochromatic look to your card. Just remember to add those little details to your flowers to help them stand out from the background! Thanks for stopping by!
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