Hi! Back today with a set of cards I made featuring the retiring Falling Flowers, coordinating dies, and the retiring In Colors 2017-2019.
I just love these colors paired with Gray Granite. I think Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color. I’ve used it so much lately. For today’s cards, I used the retiring In Color 2017-2019 collection – Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. I tried to add Lemon Lime for the leaves, but really didn’t like it – so I switched to staying with just the one In Color on each card as my pop of color on Gray Granite.
The flowers are all embossed in Clear Embossing powder on Whisper White Card stock. For the large flower, I first colored them by picked up ink with the Aqua Painter and watercoloring. Then I went over each of the flowers using a brayer and the same ink color – this allowed for a lighter shade of the ink on the outside of the flowers. For the medium sized flower, I brayered ink on first, then used a clean AquaPainter to remove some of the ink. In this way, I have a darker outside to a lighter petal color. For the smallest flowers, I colored with the marker then did a quick brayer over each.
Here is a closer view of the Tranquil Tide card:
I love how you can obtain different looks and shades using one ink pad.
To finish off the card, I stamped the leaves in Gray Granite in the top left. I also used the Gray Granite marker and flecked each card.
The sentiment is stamped in the same In Color Ink used in the flowers on Gray Granite card stock then punched with the Classic Label punch. This is layered on a Classic Label punch out of the same In Color that is cut in half. The small flowers and the sentiment are attached using dimensionals.
I am sad to see this stamp set and die set leaving -these flowers are so pretty. If you don’t have them yet, hurry before the are gone for good! Just click on the product below to go to my on-line store and place your order. Don’t forget to get your re-inker and card stock for those retiring colors as well!
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