Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Colouring the Meadow Flower (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hello everyone!

It's another weekday and another post. I've just been recovering from a throat infection and then a cold, so bear with me while my words may not make much sense.

Today I've got two cards using Technique Tuesday's Meadow Flower stamp and die, focusing on Alcohol marker colouring. These pens are always good fun to work with.

These flowers are a gorgeous mix of large buds with minimal extra details. I love the different ways you can work with them.
I really wanted to focus on the colours of the flowers for these cards. I stamped and then coloured the Meadow Flowers with Nuvo alcohol markers, and then die-cut them out. 

I used two sizes of the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Border Stitched die for these cards. The smaller one I cut out of white cardstock. For this first card, I ink blended Distress Inks from Ranger onto the smaller panel and added some splatters. I also used Kraft cardstock for the larger background with the die cut.

The sentiment I used is from Avery Elle's Simple Sentiments set. I embossed it on black cardstock and cut out the banner shape.
I layered everything together on the card, added some yellow and orange Nuvo Drops, and I was done.

This second card is made quite similar, I used blues for the flowers and designer paper for the background.
I also used black string behind the flowers which I quite like. I especially used Glue Dots from Collumbus Trading for this - I just add a couple to the card base, then lay on the string and make sure some sections stick to the glue dots. It is so easy to handle string this way, instead of trying to deal with liquid adhesive, or very thin adhesive tape. The glue dots are slightly thicker than your usual thin adhesive tape, but the string will push down into the dot and hold firmly.

I chose a sentiment from Penny Black stamps this time, and embossed it on a left-over strip of the designer paper for the front.

That's it for today!

I hope you enjoyed reading this. Let me know what other colours I should try next!

Until next time,

Shana xx

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